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An Post to lift spirits with free postcards for all Irish households

By Sarah Finnan

January 14, 2021 at 3:01pm

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One of the more tried and tested methods of staying in touch, An Post is encouraging people to continue sending each other letters - reintroducing their free postcard scheme as an incentive. 

Snail mail really took off during the first lockdown last year. Forced to spend more time at home - away from loved ones - we all had to turn to more creative ways of staying in touch. Zoom calls were fun at first (for approximately five minutes), but the novelty wore off fairly soon after and for many, it was letter writing they turned to.

Hoping to help people keep up the letter-writing love affair, An Post has confirmed that all Irish households will receive two free postage postcards next week.

An initiative they first offered at the onset of lockdown last March, they're reintroducing their free postcards to encourage people to continue reaching out to others. Also hoping to help lessen the January blues, households will receive two postcards - one blank, one with a printed design - both of which will be free to send anywhere across Ireland.

Postcards are expected to be delivered to homes, homeless hubs, nursing/care homes and prisons nationwide from next Wednesday, January 20th.

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