After having lunch today with someone working at Australia Post, they let me know that if you really want your Christmas Cards to get through this year then follow these 3 steps.
1. Buy Australia Post envelopes, because they are made to survive the various large sorting machines that the envelopes go through. All the cheaper ones you get from the supermarket or elsewhere come right open or fall apart when going through the sorting machines.
2. Use sticky tape. It may look unsightly and there are always plenty of warnings about packages with too much sticky tape on your bomb threat cards at work, but really, sticky tape makes sure what you are sending gets there in one piece.
3. Don’t use Staples. They hurt the hands of the people working there.
Follow these 3 simples ideas when sending cards this Christmas so you don’t recieve, like some friends of mine, a blank card with a stamp, and a blank space that probably had an endearing Christmas message and an amusing photo of the senders family.