Royal Mail delivers surprise Christmas gift: musical letterboxes

Royal Mail delivers surprise Christmas gift: musical letterboxes

Royal Mail install singing post boxes across the UK

Four letterboxes in as yet undisclosed locations in London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh will be installed with sensors which will trigger either the sound of sleigh bells or a jolly message from Old Saint Nick.

Anyone putting mail in the special postboxes will hear the merry messages in the coming weeks. The red postboxes are adorned with snowflakes and will be in place throughout the festive season.

Simon Barker, operations director at Royal Mail, said: We enjoy any way we can add a little extra fun to posting Christmas cards this year.

To beat the festive rush and ensure your letters and parcels arrive in time, Royal Mail recommends that people send second class post by 18 December, first class post by 20 December and special deliveries by 22 December.

Singing postboxes which play Christmas jingles when cards are posted are being installed by the Royal Mail.

The sound of sleigh bells or a jolly message from Santa Claus will greet anyone sending mail in the special postboxes over the festive period. 

Four of them are being launched – in London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh – installed with sensors which trigger the messages.

Singing postboxes which play Christmas jingles when cards are posted are being installed by the Royal Mail

Simon Barker, operations director at Royal Mail, said: Delivering Christmas is our absolute priority this December.

In the process, we enjoy any way we can add a little extra fun to posting Christmas cards this year.

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