#TheMagicOfSmallThings

This Christmas, we’re celebrating the magic of small things – the small touches, the small gestures and supporting the nation’s small businesses. But we can’t do this without thanking those who help make these things possible – the nation’s postal superstars.

Why? Well in a year when many of us can’t be with loved ones, they’re working their socks off to help us stay connected. Sorting through piles (and piles) of post. Walking miles (and miles) each day. Delivering all sorts of letterbox treats to help lift spirits when times were tough.

Our ambassador

To help our mission, we’ve been working with singer Ronan Keating, who loves the nation's posties as much as we do. As well as helping us to share the message far and wide, he’s also lent his famous voice for a poem we’ve written that thanks the nation’s postal workers for all the wonderful things they do. Want to listen? Just press the play button below.

Did you know?

From birthday gifts to just-because letters, our latest research shows just how much we’ve come to rely on our post people. In fact, 59% of adults say they depend on postal workers more than ever. It also found a fifth of the public are planning on treating their postie to a thank-you gift this year. The research even showed 1.9m people now go so far as to call their postie a friend – with 1.5m saying they rely on them to stop them from feeling lonely. No, you’re crying.

Have you seen this?

Our Christmas ad has hit the telly box but if you haven’t spotted it (or just fancy another heartwarming peep), we’ve got it right here. Not only does it help to show the smile-spreading happiness we're hoping to achieve by gifting our marvellous posties, but it also champions small businesses and brings the magic of small things to life too. Ready? Let’s watch…

How to gift your postie

Eep! Sadly, we've run out of the 10,000 chocolate bars we had available, and our competition to nominate a postie for an extra-special prize has also closed. We’ve been utterly overwhelmed by the nation's thoughtfulness. So much so, our original 5,000 chocolate-bar giveaway had to be doubled to accommodate all of the kindness and generosity. And we couldn’t be more grateful for everyone wanting to help spread the good word – thank you!  

If you didn’t get your hands on one of our free gifts but still want to thank your postie, we’ve got some thoughtful treat inspiration below.

Through the letterbox with love

Teachers, neighbours, supermarket workers, nurses, that friend you haven’t hugged in yonks… the list of people who deserve a heartfelt treat goes on, right? Well, if you’re looking for some joy-filling inspiration that’ll give someone all the warm-and-fuzzy feels, we’ve got three curated edits packed full of unique gifts. Go on, make someone’s day.