Monday, 7 December 2020

Seasonal Postboxes revealed

It's been a quiet year for post boxes being painted different colours, but we have had blue ones to thank the NHS and black and gold ones with stamps on for Black History Month.  Now Royal Mail is bringing festive boxes to four locations across the UK.

Press Release

As the nation prepares to post their annual Christmas cards and presents, Royal Mail is today launching four festive postboxes to encourage early posting this festive season.

The postboxes – three of which are for letters and cards, and the other a parcel postbox – have been decorated as beautifully wrapped Christmas presents.

This year, the boxes will be ‘digitally activated’ – meaning that customers using them can scan a QR code contained within the design of the boxes on their mobile phones, and watch a short festive message from Father Christmas.

The four boxes are located in busy hotspots* in Brighton, Wrexham, Aberdeen and Bangor, and will be launched from today. They will be in place throughout December.

*The postboxes will be situated in the following locations:

  • Brighton – Outside Churchill Square, Brighton BN1 2TA (this is a parcel postbox).
  • Wrexham - Outside Natwest - 33 Lord St, Wrexham LL11 1LP.
  • Bangor (NI) - Outside YMCA - 10-12 High St, Bangor BT20 5AY.
  • Aberdeen – Outside Clydesdale Bank - 62 Union St, Aberdeen AB10 1WD.

 Here's the parcel box in Brighton, taken from The Argus:

Brighton's 2020 Festive Postbox

Other boxes are illustrated by other regional news sites although one in Wales shows both the Brighton box and what may be a library (supplied) photo as it also appears on a site reporting the Scottish one.  Pictures of the Northern Ireland box show a brighter green box with a red cap and no decoration, which may be an unfinished state.

 


1 comment:

  1. I wish I could knit/crochet - I'd yarnbomb the postboxes here... There's some wonderful pictures Royal Mail and others plaster over social media of the woolly scenes for postboxes.

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