The official consumer body Consumer Focus suggests that those who post their Christmas cards should opt for Second Class and post early.
Because Royal Mail’s target to deliver at least 93 percent of First Class post the following day is suspended over the Christmas period.
Recently locally-posted (First Class), urgent legal papers being sent to me went missing for a week.
A bit of sleuthing by the sender discovered they were in a bundle on a shelf in the Royal Mail’s depot.Great, eh?
Every December when out in Jemima Jalopy (my car) I hand-deliver my cards to my girliepals.
Folks, be extra vigilant, check the size of your Christmas cards, because if slightly oversize, your recipient will pay a £1-plus surcharge.
And have to make a trip to join the long queue outside Crasswell Street’s collection office.