Festive post boxes have message from Santa!

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07 December 2020
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Four postboxes, located in each UK nation, each contain a QR code linking to a special festive message from Santa. Aside from spreading yuletide cheer, the postboxes remind people to send their letters, cards and parcels early for Christmas.

Royal Mail has launched four festive postboxes to encourage early posting this festive season.

The postboxes – three of which are for letters and cards, and the other a parcel postbox – have been decorated as wrapped Christmas presents.

Post boxes feature QR code

This year, the boxes will be ‘digitally activated’ – meaning that customers using them can scan a QR code contained within the design of the boxes on their mobile phones, and watch a short festive message from Father Christmas.

The four boxes are located in busy hotspots in Brighton, Wrexham, Aberdeen and Bangor, and will be in place throughout December.

As always, Royal Mail recommends that people post their cards and parcels early.

  • Last UK posting dates for 2nd Class mail is Friday 18th December
  • Monday 21st December for 1st Class mail
  • For Special Delivery, it is Wednesday 23rd December

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Mark Street, Head of Campaigns at Royal Mail said:

“This year more than ever, it is important to let loved ones know that they are in your thoughts. As always, delivering Christmas is our absolute priority at Royal Mail – particularly at the end of what has been a challenging year for many of us. In the process, we are thrilled to bring some of our special Christmas postboxes to more cities around the UK to help spread a little bit of festive cheer.”   

The postboxes will be situated in the following locations:

  • Brighton – Outside Churchill Square, Brighton BN1 2TA (this is a parcel postbox).
  • Wrexham - Outside Natwest - 33 Lord St, Wrexham LL11 1LP.
  • Bangor (NI) - Outside YMCA - 10-12 High St, Bangor BT20 5AY.
  • Aberdeen – Outside Clydesdale Bank - 62 Union St, Aberdeen AB10 1WD.