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 is so refreshing to receive postcards in the morning! It never gets old. The feeling in the mornings that something great awaits you in the mailbox is so invigorating. That beneath the stack of bills and letters, you'll find a nicely written postcard. Postcrossing has also enabled me to widen my network of friends from all around the world. Thank you Postcrossing for giving my mailbox a new lease of life!”

Cheryl (theguitarist), Malaysia
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 763,213 members
  • 215 countries
  • 51,730,119 postcards received
  • 376 received in the last hour
  • 376,636 postcards traveling
  • 162,391,469,247 miles traveled
  • 6,521,366 laps around the world