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Love letters An Post ad spawns outpouring of love and gratitude towards postal staff

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An Post Christmas ad

An Post Christmas ad

An Post Christmas ad

The battle for your festive heartstrings went into overdrive today as An Post revealed their new Christmas cracker. 

Make a Memory, celebrates the humble Christmas card and tells the story of how Christmas traditions have the power to unite generations.

With families kept apart since March, An Post and their advertising agency Folk Wunderman Thompson, tell the story of how important a simple act of sending a Christmas card be.

“It’s nice to have little moments of magic to remind us of what is really important at this time of year and the importance of our connection with family and friends and making new memories," a spokesperson for An Post said.

“We hope our new Christmas advert captures this magic.”

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An Post Christmas

An Post Christmas

An Post Christmas

Released today the commercial has spawned an outpouring of love and support for the hard-working post office workers, who have toiled tirelessly through the pandemic.

One senior citizen took to Facebook to heap praise her local postie.

“Post has kept us going during this pandemic.

“Postman is always polite and pleasant when he has a delivery for us.

“As 85-year old it is great to get packages taken by the postman when we can’t go out, never mind to a post office.

“Thank you postmen for all your hard work.”

While Dubliner Laura wrote: “An Post you have been unbelievable through this, you are working so hard I don't know how you keep going.

“Many thanks for all you hard work and kind deeds that you have done for us all.”

An Post are the latest company to take into account social distancing this Christmas in their campaign.

SuperValu have led the way with their tear-jerker ad that follows the story of a young boy called Conor who we think is concerned about Santa not arriving at his home on Christmas morning.

However, in the end, we find out that all he wanted was to see his grandad as he runs down the stairs and gives him a big hug.

Woodies are also worth a mention having struck a chord with families all over Ireland.

The ad centres on the kindly character of Mrs Higgins as she goes about her day, going in and out of her house via gate that’s falling off its hinge.

Every day she is greeted by friendly neighbours as she leaves her house. Each time she leaves through the gate that continues to creak and scape across the path.

Then, one cold snowy December night she returns home to find the faulty gate has been fixed by a local teenager eager to spread some Christmas cheer in his local community.

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