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Four tips for a stress-free Christmas period

From Sandra Gurtner | 04.12.2018

It is not just Swiss Post’s sorting systems which are working flat out in the run up to Christmas: I will tell you how to ensure your parcels arrive under the tree on time despite the holiday stress, as well as how to find time for personalized Christmas cards.

Tip 1: Home-made is king

Christmas decorations, presents or the holiday feast: making things yourself adds a personal touch to Christmas and is really on-trend. For those who don’t have time for creative crafts, we have created a free DIY card set: Simply fill out order form and design the three cards however you like. We have of course also taken care of useful writing aids and fitting Christmas stamps. Of course handicraft enthusiasts can even go a step further and create their Christmas greetings and presents from scratch. You can find great inspiration from Miri Weber, for example.

Ever since the Kardashians, personal Christmas cards have been part of the festive spirit. You can design and send your own cards easily using PostCard Creator

Tip 2: Good communication is the be-all and end-all

The success of Christmas also depends on how you communicate. Our funny Christmas audio drama is especially well-suited to moments spent together with the whole family. As does our inspiring Christmas spot With the beautiful Christmas song“Christmas for all” by Moa McKay. The full length recording is available for free on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and YouTube.

Tip 3: Save money by being punctual

Sending parcels in December costs 1 franc less than usual. Given the expected new record volumes we advise you to get your Christmas parcels to the post office as early as possible and in any case by the latest mailing deadlines.

Tip 4: Spread the joy

Christmas is not a holiday of abundance for everybody. Spread a bit of your own happiness easily with 2x Christmas. This initiative, of which Swiss Post is a main partner, provides those in need in Switzerland and Eastern Europe with goods they urgently need. From 24 December 2018 to 11 January 2019, you can once again donate sanitary items and toiletries, as well as long-life food.