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Published on December 16th, 2019 | by Sam Rose

Talking Postboxes Are Here – So Enjoy Your Elf!

Much like last year’s singing postboxes, Royal Mail are getting back into the festive spirit for 2019 with the launch of brand-new Talking Postboxes – this time featuring Santa’s Elves!

You may remember last year that we covered the announcement of Royal Mail’s launch of singing postboxes that played a selection of seasonal sounds when approached.

Well always one to spread the Christmas spirit, Royal Mail have now unveiled a new set of talking postboxes – only this time, Santa’s Elves are the stars of the show!

Treat Your Elf When Posting Letters this Christmas!

It’s easy to spot one of these new talking postboxes as they have been decorated with fun, festive imagery and have been decked out in the style of all too familiar bright green Elf outfits!

Much like the singing postboxes from last year, these postboxes have been fitted with a motion sensor which will activate a sound when using it.

To switch things up a bit this year though, it’s not festive carols or sleigh bells you’ll be hearing – it’s the sound of hard-working Elves that will no doubt bring a smile to your face instead!

You may need to make a special trip in order to use one though, as similar to last year, Royal Mail have installed just four of these special postboxes in some of the busiest hotspots in the UK.

As of the time of writing, the talking postboxes are in place at:

Belfast – 4 Wellington Place, Belfast, BT1 6GE
Cardiff – 29 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2AH
Edinburgh – 137-141 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SG
London – Greenwich Promenade, King William Walk, London, SE10 9HT

These listed talking postboxes will stick around for the entirety of the festive season and there is always a chance that more will be introduced as we get closer to the big day, so you might want to keep an eye out just in case one pops up closer to you!

Talking Postboxes Add Extra Festive Fun to Christmas Post

Commenting on how the new talking postboxes have been introduced to celebrate the spirit of Christmas this year, Mark Street, Head of Campaigns at Royal Mail said:

“At Royal Mail, we play a key role in delivering Christmas across the UK.

While doing so, we always enjoy adding a little extra festive fun to sending Christmas post.”

Make Sure to Post Your Letters and Parcels in Time for Christmas

It can be easy to get caught up in all the Christmas cheer and seasonal gift purchasing, but make sure you don’t forget to post your mail in time for them to arrive on Christmas Day!

For a brief reminder from our article posted last month:

• The last posting date for Second Class UK Mail is on Wednesday 18th December.
• The last posting date for First Class UK Mail is on Friday 20th December.
• The last posting date for UK Mail sent via the Royal Mail Tracked 48 service is also on Friday 20th December.
• The last posting date for UK Mail sent via the Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed service is on Monday 23rd December.

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