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 such an easy and cool way to get in touch with people all over the world! I don't have enough money to travel a lot, but writing postcards to people in far away countries is as close as it comes!”

Saskia, Germany
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon800,095 members
  • icon206 countries
  • icon58,711,718 postcards received
  • icon271 received in the last hour
  • icon381,840 postcards traveling
  • icon184,445,203,013 miles traveled
  • icon7,407,006 laps around the world