Digital communications has 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 best. 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.
Cards remain king when sending season’s greetings
Christmas is undoubtedly a time of traditions and we do 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 but now Royal Mail delivers millions of cards every festive season.
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.
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.
Use Mailmark for hassle-free seasonal customer communications
For your Christmas cards, seasonal mailers to customers and gifts to your contacts list, using a smart Mailmark franking machine will save your business time and money compared to using stamps. It’s a cost-effective, professional and convenient way of managing physical mail; you simply print the postage in-house for letters and parcels of all shapes and sizes. Furthermore, with access to exclusive Royal Mail Mailmark tariffs, you can be sure you’re paying the right postage at the right cost.
If you have any questions about getting started with franking machines – perhaps you’re already thinking ahead to business process improvements in the New Year? – take a look at our online information and let us know how we can help you.
In the meantime, Neopost would like to wish all our customers and partners a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!