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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

“We found out about this wonderful initiative from a friend and we are so glad we did! We LOVE receiving postcards from around the world and reading the messages on the back. It is always awesome to receive postcards that are personalized because it shows that people really care about you even though you've never met before! We love Postcrossing and are glad we found it!”

Rachel & Heather, New Zealand
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 713,913 members
  • 213 countries
  • 452 postcards in the last hour
  • 45,041,518 postcards received
  • 420,381 postcards traveling
  • 140,812,367,863 miles traveled
  • 5,654,786 laps around the world