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


“It's lovely to receive postcards from all over the world! I'm always very happy when I find a card from my mailbox and I'm happy to read the things people write to me. This also improves my English and writing and I can learn about other cultures and countries!”

Siiri, Finland
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon804,270 members
  • icon211 countries
  • icon72,003,909 postcards received
  • icon152 received in the last hour
  • icon373,111 postcards traveling
  • icon225,767,406,730 miles traveled
  • icon9,066,436 laps around the world