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

“This is a wonderful way to meet others. Who knew I would befriend someone in India or Iraq. It's pretty amazing when you think about it. The fact that someone takes their time to put a smile on my face makes me want to spread that happiness onto someone else. If everyone would participate in this project, many would realize how wonderful people are.”

Jessica, Huntington Beach, California - U.S.A.
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What is happening now?

Postcrossing in numbers

  • 755,856 members
  • 214 countries
  • 50,307,575 postcards received
  • 1,193 received in the last hour
  • 402,127 postcards traveling
  • 157,790,033,694 miles traveled
  • 6,336,580 laps around the world