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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

“I used to be fascinated by people in different cultures, but lately I've been too dedicated to my comfort zone, and have even developed a touch of American arrogance. Not cool! The world still has so much to offer, and I remember that every time I get a postcard from around the world. Thank you all!”

Tara, Virginia, USA
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 706,689 members
  • 214 countries
  • 236 postcards in the last hour
  • 44,255,847 postcards received
  • 407,080 postcards traveling
  • 138,448,061,693 miles traveled
  • 5,559,839 laps around the world