Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Lifestyle

Part of the Canberra community
for over 30 years

How to Make Sure Your Card gets through

By che - 21 December 2008 17

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.

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
17 Responses to
How to Make Sure Your Card gets through
peterh 11:05 am 22 Dec 08

BerraBoy68 said :

peterh said :

bigfeet said :

ant said :

ant said :

I ordered a remote control Spider from Tasmania on Wednesday.

What is a remote control spider? And are they made in Tasmania?

mucked around with one at myer tuggeranong a while back. I am more interested in the RC Scorpion, though.

I hate creepy crawlies, but just had agreat idea… I’m going to invent both Remote Control Mortene and a giant RC Shoe to take on your spider and scorpions!

Berraboy, you haven’t been overrun by massive bull ants in your neck of the woods, have you?

up on my street near theos, there are hundreds of the buggers.

BerraBoy68 11:03 am 22 Dec 08

peterh said :

bigfeet said :

ant said :

ant said :

I ordered a remote control Spider from Tasmania on Wednesday.

What is a remote control spider? And are they made in Tasmania?

mucked around with one at myer tuggeranong a while back. I am more interested in the RC Scorpion, though.

I hate creepy crawlies, but just had agreat idea… I’m going to invent both Remote Control Mortene and a giant RC Shoe to take on your spider and scorpions!

peterh 10:58 am 22 Dec 08

bigfeet said :

ant said :

ant said :

I ordered a remote control Spider from Tasmania on Wednesday.

What is a remote control spider? And are they made in Tasmania?

mucked around with one at myer tuggeranong a while back. I am more interested in the RC Scorpion, though.

Danman 10:31 am 22 Dec 08

Mirage, if you’re not having a dig – thats pretty poor… 30 hrs to AU is awesome, but dragging the chain on the final leg is a bit of a dissapointment – though 3 to 4 days total to get something from the states is always pretty good in my experience.

mirage3 9:36 am 22 Dec 08

Last year I ordered a ladder for my jetty from North Carolina USA. It took about 30 hours to get to Fyshwick, quicker than I could get to NC by commercial air I’m sure. However it took 2 days to be delivered from there to my place at Melba (not Aust. post however).

Danman 9:20 am 22 Dec 08

I hear RC helicopters are the new “Toy” of choice this year.

Mrs Danman ordered a fetta making kit for yours truly on Wednesday – paid by credit card – from Little River distric of Country Vic – it arrived on thursday afternoon.

Thats awesome turnaround – probably 26 hours or so…

Skidbladnir 8:59 am 22 Dec 08

By the way, Target in the city was overflowing with remote control spiders and scorpions t’other day. :\

barking toad 8:45 am 22 Dec 08

That’s all well and good che, but it doesn’t tell me where to buy a cup of coffee.

What are cards?

someoneincanb 7:50 am 22 Dec 08

Whatsup @ 2: Southside near the Lanyon Exchange. Anything posted in that red box between 4pm Sat and 9am Sunday is completely destroyed.

poptop 1:00 am 22 Dec 08

Ant@ 4 – The Tarantula? Is it as cool as it looked?

bigfeet 11:57 pm 21 Dec 08

ant said :

I quite frankly can’t understand how they did it so fast but Australia Post are pretty impressive.

I couldn’t agree more. I have lived in some of the most remote areas of Australia and normal post has always been extremely timely.

And it is really incredibly inexpensive, even for express parcels.

ant said :

I ordered a remote control Spider from Tasmania on Wednesday.

What is a remote control spider? And are they made in Tasmania?

ant 10:26 pm 21 Dec 08

I ordered a remote control Spider from Tasmania on Wednesday. On Thursday the card was in my mail box (in a rural area) and on friday I got it from the Post Office. I quite frankly can’t understand how they did it so fast but Australia Post are pretty impressive.

Holden Caulfield 10:08 pm 21 Dec 08

4. Post them about two weeks ago.

Whatsup 6:35 pm 21 Dec 08

someoneincanb said :

Also be wary about posting your cards in an Australia Post red postbox beside the road. I used one to post a Christmas presents to relatives this weekend and unfortunately drove past it a few hours later to find it had been completely destroyed (red postbox plus all its contents, including my packages) by crackers.

For the benefit of anyone else who may have used that red post box can you please let us know the location.

someoneincanb 6:25 pm 21 Dec 08

Also be wary about posting your cards in an Australia Post red postbox beside the road. I used one to post a Christmas presents to relatives this weekend and unfortunately drove past it a few hours later to find it had been completely destroyed (red postbox plus all its contents, including my packages) by crackers.

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site