Royal Mail issued their first Christmas stamp in 1966. Since then, over 17 billion Christmas stamps have been printed in the UK. 
Direct Mail is still one of the most effective tools in marketing and 05 Direct Mail has all the postal discounts to make it cost effective too. 
Throughout the pandemic we have been able to stay open and fully operational for all services we offer as a mailing house and data supplier. 
Creating the right impression starts with envelope choice. For smaller business/sales mailings you may want to put the name and address on a non-window envelope to make it look more personal and to include a personalised letter. 
Recent UK pillar boxes have the initials ERII (Elizabeth Regina II), while older ones are inscribed with GVIR, GVR, and more, with some going as far back as to have VR on them (for Queen Victoria). Instead, Scottish post boxes have the Scottish crown, the words “post office”, or some combination of the two. 
Did you know ... 
From 1927 to 2003, Royal Mail in London had its own Underground rail system, dubbed “Mail Rail”. The line ran from the Paddington Head Sorting Office to the Eastern Head District Sorting Office in Whitechapel. It operated 19 hours per day for 286 days per year and carried around 4 million letters a day. 
The Royal Mail uses 342 million rubber bands per year to bundle up letters and packages. RMG’s rubber bands are red so that the letters can be more easily spotted. 
After the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, over 100 post boxes were painted gold in honour of the United Kingdom’s gold medal winners in both the Olympics and the Paralympics. 
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