Spotted: Postcrossing

IF PostSecrets and BookCrossing had a baby, that baby would be PostCrossing.

PostCrossing is a website that allows people to write postcards and mail them to the rest of the world! Inspired by his love of for getting real mail from the postman, self-professed postcard geek Paulo Magalhães decided to connect people from across the world beyond the Internet.

It might seem confusing at first but PostCrossing is not a penpal portal, neither does it condone forwarding emails on cyberspace. Rather, the participants of simply provide their home addresses to the good people at PostCrossing who run a sending and tracking system which provides users with addresses to mail their cards to. When someone lets PostCrossing know that they’ve received a card from you, your address is then given to someone else to mail to.

Now, that’s what we call mailing it forward.

There are 6 comments

  1. ness

    I’ve been using Postcrossing for over 4 years and love it! I really enjoy getting real mail and seeing and learning about other beautiful places around the world!

  2. Wilma van Vegten

    I am a postcrosser for 8 months and I love it! Even my mailman enjoys to fill my mailbox with lovely postcards around the world, every week.

  3. newbuffalomom

    I’ve been a Postcrosser for 1 year. I love the variety of cards I’ve received. You can email anywhere, but you can’t hold them in your hand. These cards are a way to physically touch parts of the world I’ll never have the chance to visit.

  4. Stephen

    I’ve been a Postcrossing member for almost 3 years now. I have received postcards from over 50 different countries. The postcards I get are old buildings/castles, city views, movies/famous people/cartoon characters, and silly photos of animals/pets.

    It is highly addictive that from time to time I get what is know as postcard withdrawal. That’s when the mail man doesn’t leave any postcards in my mailbox that day. Suddenly 3 or 4 postcards appear in mailbox.

    It’s a great fun learning tool for your students, children, and yourself.

  5. Carl

    Postcrosssing is wonderful I love it, I’ve been a member almost 18 months I am not very active but I do send out 2 to 3 postcards a month the most, not to worry I register every received postcards within 24hours of receiving them.
    Now that I found another great website, this one sells postcards I have ordered a few and I am quite happy with the price and service that I had gotten, I have started sending them out here is the website go get your

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