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Guinness turning beermats into postcards as part of fantastic Christmas initiative

By Darragh Murphy

November 30, 2019 at 5:05pm

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Guinness have teamed up with An Post for a fantastic campaign this festive season.

Throughout the Christmas period, if you purchase a pint of Guinness in one of more than 100 participating pubs around Ireland, you will be given a complimentary postcard with which you can send a Christmas message to a loved one.

As well as this, for every postcard sent Guinness will make a donation to ALONE, the charity which ensures elderly people are not lonely this Christmas.

Speaking at the announcement Alan McAleenan of Guinness said: "The pub and the post office are part of the community in Ireland – especially at this time of year. Christmas is all about connecting with friends and family so we were delighted to work with An Post and ALONE to turn our Guinness beermats into Christmas cards to help consumers connect with friends and loved ones, at home and abroad."
The Guinness post box

In some pubs around the country, special Guinness post boxes will be constructed which means that pub-goers won't even have to leave the pub and brave the winter weather to post their message.

These pubs will include O’Connell’s in Co. Galway, Toners and Bonobo in Dublin, Left Bank Co. Kilkenny and J. O’Connell’s pub in Co. Meath.

Garrett Bridgeman, Managing Director of Mails and Parcels, An Post commented: "Christmas is An Post’s busiest time of year, when we are delivering cards and parcels, to and from loved ones round the world.  The Guinness Postcard is another reminder to take a moment to send a special handwritten message, whether near or far this Christmas."

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