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


“Postcrossing should have come with a warning label, because I was addicted within a fortnight. It's a fantastic experience and it's impossible to say whether sending or receiving cards is most fun. In merely two months I've received cards all the way from Japan, and sent all the way to Malaysia!”

Axel Nydén, Sweden
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon806,619 members
  • icon208 countries
  • icon65,269,598 postcards received
  • icon335 received in the last hour
  • icon417,576 postcards traveling
  • icon204,263,973,926 miles traveled
  • icon8,202,895 laps around the world