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Say It With a Card This Christmas

16 December 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970

Digital communications have changed the way we keep in touch in our business and personal lives but when it comes to Christmas greetings, traditional mail is still the most popular. According to Royal Mail research, 72 percent of people who celebrate Christmas prefer receiving a traditional card to getting a festive message via text or social media.

We love to celebrate the season in familiar and comfortable ways, so much so, that the tradition of sending and receiving Christmas cards has endured for over 170 years. The first card was commissioned back in 1843 – then, a mere 1,000 were printed – today Royal Mail delivers millions of cards year.

When it comes to card design, it seems we’re also a fairly traditional bunch. While 12 percent of research respondents like a humorous card, snow scenes are favoured by nearly a quarter of people.


Remember Us

Now is the time to get organised if your thoughts have turned – as ours have – to cards and presents for your customers, suppliers and contacts around the world. Perhaps you want to say “thank you” for a year of hard work, “remember us?” to those contacts that have gone cold, or “we appreciate your business” to your valued customers.


Frankly My Dear

Doing all of this from your franking machine is simple and quick, and with Royal Mail delivery to 220 destinations worldwide, you’re saved the cost and hassle of calling on couriers or arranging alternative delivery. Free returns for undelivered items is also offered across a range of services, as well as tracking and signed-for options.

Franking machines save businesses time and money compared to using stamps, and are a convenient way of managing your physical outgoing post. Find out all you need to know from the online guide


Don’t miss the final postage dates!

So don’t disappoint your customers, family and friends in the UK this season; post your festive greetings in time:

Tuesday 20 December for Second Class mail

Wednesday 21 December for First Class mail

Thursday 22 December for Special Delivery

Friday 23 December Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed

You can find more information on posting dates (including for international mail), deliveries and collections on Royal Mail website.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 16 December 2016


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