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The perfect Christmas card

The recipe for a perfect Christmas card consists of three ingredients: handwritten words that go straight to the heart, beautiful Christmas-themed stamps to decorate the envelopes, and finally, posting the card so that it reaches the recipient on time.

Claudia Iraoui

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A girl writing a christmas card

Dearest friend, I am writing to you... by hand

Writing, especially by hand, has many benefits: to express our thoughts clearly in an indelible way, we need to take the time to reflect and ask ourselves some questions: what do we want to write? In what order? What is important? A handwritten letter is a wonderful way of showing your affection for the recipient and that you care. We have to consider not just the message, and writing it in such a way that the recipient can correctly interpret our thoughts, but also the paper, the pen, and, why not, the stamps.

Festive greetings stamps

Stamps: Christmas in the forest

The three motifs of this year’s Christmas stamps worth 90, 110 and 180 cents are perfect for decorating your mail. Small animals in a snowy forest abuzz with activity are depicted on the stamps. The young hare has stolen a beautiful Christmas tree and is darting through the forest in its sleigh, the majestic deer antlers are weaving bright garlands, while the mouse is on its way to deliver its Christmas mail intact.

The stamps are available at Swiss Post philately branches or at

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Under the tree in time

But there’s no point making the effort to choose a beautiful card and write some lovely words if the card or parcel does not arrive under the recipient’s tree by Christmas Eve. Want to play it safe? See the table of the latest posting dates in Switzerland.

Product Letters Parcels
Swiss-Express “Moon”1 - 23.12.2022
A Mail PostPac Priority 23.12.2022 22.12.20222
B Mail PostPac Economy 20.12.2022 21.12.2022

1 Posting by the evening acceptance cut-off time; delivery on 24 December 2022

2 Posting by the ordinary acceptance cut-off time via PostPac Priority

Posting deadlines for foreign countries can be found here: Christmas mailing deadlines

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Claudia Iraoui

Channel Manager Digital