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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

“It's every time a surprise! You never know what you're going to get. Sometimes it can be funny or touching :) other times it can be a great design of a card. But I always love the cards that are send with love (yes you can see the difference!) Happy Postcrossing to everyone out there!!!!”

Iris, The Netherlands
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 722,440 members
  • 213 countries
  • 515 postcards in the last hour
  • 46,025,535 postcards received
  • 413,668 postcards traveling
  • 143,868,350,223 miles traveled
  • 5,777,509 laps around the world