Belfast Telegraph

Singing postboxes to bring festive cheer

The sound of sleigh bells or a jolly message from Father Christmas will greet anyone sending mail at the special postboxes.

Jasmin Prichard posts a card into one of the Royal Mail’s first ‘singing postboxes’ (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Jasmin Prichard posts a card into one of the Royal Mail’s first ‘singing postboxes’ (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The Royal Mail is launching “singing” postboxes which play Christmas jingles when cards and letters are posted.

The sound of sleigh bells or a jolly message from Father Christmas will greet anyone sending mail at the special postboxes in the coming weeks.

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The four post boxes have been given a special paint job too (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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

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.”

The postboxes are adorned with snowflakes and will be in place throughout the festive season.

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