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


“I love going to the mailbox and finding a new postcard with all the beautiful handwriting, stamps, bits of information about the person or their country. Its a wonderful brief connection to someone on the other side of the world but it brings great happiness.”

Stephanie, U.S.A.
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon802,504 members
  • icon208 countries
  • icon61,181,306 postcards received
  • icon1,158 received in the last hour
  • icon404,514 postcards traveling
  • icon191,782,630,916 miles traveled
  • icon7,701,665 laps around the world