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 has made me realize that no matter how far away we are from each other, or what language we speak, we are all basically the same. I received a card from a little girl in Russia who said it was so hot there that even ice cream did not help. All the world loves ice cream and Postcrossing.”

Marlene, U.S.A.
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • icon803,217 members
  • icon208 countries
  • icon68,741,325 postcards received
  • icon340 received in the last hour
  • icon408,883 postcards traveling
  • icon215,286,061,058 miles traveled
  • icon8,645,523 laps around the world