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 love Postcrossing because there is such a warm fuzzy feeling you get when you open your post box to find a postcard that someone has taken the time to share a little piece of their life with you, from somewhere on this big beautiful world. You get to meet new people from all walks of life. You get to travel everywhere without actually going. You get to experience things that you couldn't even imagine if you weren't a part of Postcrossing.”

Hillary,Student, 19, Canada
More love

What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon805,234 members
  • icon208 countries
  • icon76,448,482 postcards received
  • icon240 received in the last hour
  • icon386,435 postcards traveling
  • icon240,831,935,142 miles traveled
  • icon9,671,402 laps around the world