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 not about receiving and collecting cards-It's about sharing a part of yourself with the world. Influencing people and leaving your mark in a place you may not ever get to visit. It's about connecting. It's putting a smile on someone face you may never get to meet. It makes my day better.”

Kelly, USA
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 739,756 members
  • 217 countries
  • 433 postcards in the last hour
  • 48,675,827 postcards received
  • 375,386 postcards traveling
  • 152,508,596,873 miles traveled
  • 6,124,486 laps around the world