What is Postcrossing?

It's a project that allows you to send postcards and receive postcards back from random people around the world. That's real postcards, not electronic! Learn more.

How does it work?

  1. Request an address and a Postcard ID
  2. Mail a postcard to that address
  3. Receive a postcard from another postcrosser!
  4. Register the Postcard ID you have received
  5. Go to number 1 to receive more postcards!

Our happy members

“My entire family does it. When a postcard arrives, we all cheer. We run down the driveway and rush to read it together. The girls study French in school and we like being able to write to people in France in their native language and get practice! We love learning about and seeing new places.”

Sheryl, Kate and Ellie in CT, USA
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 762,611 members
  • 215 countries
  • 51,680,422 postcards received
  • 622 received in the last hour
  • 375,904 postcards traveling
  • 162,219,547,824 miles traveled
  • 6,514,462 laps around the world