An Post is inviting the nation to Brighten up January with two new free postcards to be delivered to every home from next week.
The large format postcards are postage paid for delivery within Ireland and each household will receive two cards – one with a printed design and one blank for decorating by customers of all ages.
An Post’s first free postcard initiative launched in March last year proved hugely popular with customers during the country’s first period of Lockdown.
An Post’s Julie Gil explains: “As we continue to support each other by staying apart and staying home, it’s the right time to Send Love to family and friends, particularly those who are living alone.
An Post will also be continuing the following community focus supports for customers while public health restrictions remain in place:
Check-In: An Post delivery staff will continue to check in regularly with ‘seniors’ along their postal routes. Family members of older or vulnerable customers can register for a specific free check-in for a relative at anpost.com/CommunityFocus.
Postage Pick-Up for Older/Vulnerable customers: If older or vulnerable customers are unable to get out to buy stamps a card or letter, their postperson will pick up the item and An Post will cover the postage.
Temporary Agent for Post Office Social Welfare Collection: Customers can nominate a Temporary Agent to collect social welfare payments (eg Pension) at the Post Office. Forms are available at all post offices and com/Communityfocus. 9am – 11am on Friday is the dedicated period for seniors to collect payments and do other post office business.
Postage to and from Nursing and Care Homes: An Post is providing free postage on letters to and from residents of Nursing and Care homes in the State. By writing FREEPOST where the stamp normally goes, An Post will carry cards and letters to residents without a postage stamp.
Postcards will be delivered to homes, homeless hubs, nursing/care homes and prisons nationwide from Wednesday 20th January.