Nicola made her traditional visit to a local Royal Mail Delivery Office, this year in Abingdon, to thank local postmen and women for all their hard work during this busy festive period.
This year Royal Mail has been celebrating its 500th anniversary, and Nicola was pleased to be shown around the offices by Delivery Office Manager, Daniel Knutton, and introduced to staffers who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail for Oxford and Abingdon this Christmas.
The festive season is Royal Mail’s busiest period as millions of people shop online for gifts and send Christmas cards and parcels.
Nicola says: At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period. I thank them for the extraordinary lengths they go to ensure Christmas cards and presents are delivered to loved ones on time, and for all they do year-round.
The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are:
Second Class – Tuesday 20 December 2016
First Class – Wednesday 21 December 2016
Special Delivery – Thursday 22 December 2016