Why all Canadian households will soon receive free postcards in the mail

Via:  Buzz of the Orient  •  2 months ago  •  7 comments

By:   Denio Lourenco

Why all Canadian households will soon receive free postcards in the mail

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Why all Canadian households will soon receive free postcards in the mail


Mail boxes are seen at Canada Post's main plant in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, May 9, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

TORONTO -- A new initiative by Canada Post wants to help Canadians reconnect with the ones they love.

The Crown corporation announced Tuesday that over the next few weeks it will deliver approximately 13.5 million free postcards, one to every residential address in the country.

The postcards are part of a campaign called “Write Here, Write Now,” which launched in September 2020 to encourage Canadians to write heartfelt letters to family and friends.

“Meaningful connection is vital for our emotional health, sense of community and overall well-being,” Doug Ettinger, president and CEO of Canada Post said in a statement. “Canada Post wants everyone to stay safe, but also stay in touch with the people who matter to them.”

Over the next few weeks, Canadian households will be receiving a free postcard from Canada Post.  #WriteHereWriteNow

Write something to someone you miss, and send it for free within Canada. Learn more:  https://t.co/1JEuciDZZn   pic.twitter.com/NNwSN2vYHD

— Canada Post (@canadapostcorp)  February 23, 2021

The company says there are six versions of the free postcards, which offer messages of love, appreciation or thanks.

Each household will receive one randomly selected postcard, and recipients can send it to anyone they want within Canada, at no cost. 

Postcards can be mailed through any mailbox or taken directly to a post office. Best of all, no stamps are required.

The company says the postcards will start arriving in mailboxes across the country on March 1. 


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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

What it's like in a country where the government and its postal service care about the well-being of its citizens. 

Sophomore Participates
2  MonsterMash    2 months ago

Great idea, (deleted)

Taunting (Buzz of the Orient)

Professor Principal
3  Kavika     2 months ago

I like the idea.

Bob Nelson
Professor Principal
4  Bob Nelson    2 months ago

Can't be done in America.

USPS already has a deficit, so this would be unacceptable...

PhD Expert
5  Tacos!    2 months ago

In America, we have the internet. It's really cool. You can send little text messages, or write long letters, and you can even meet face to face with various video conferencing software. Maybe one day for Canada . . . 

But yeah, post cards sounds nice.

Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
5.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Tacos! @5    2 months ago

Hey, it would be nice if Canada got the internet, and in fact if they even had computers there, eh [Deleted?]   Living in igloos was awful cold, and a little uncomfortable - kind of confining, so I really had to move to a more advanced country.  Then of course I assume you're of an age where you never experienced getting a nice greeting delivered to your door.. 

Sophomore Silent
5.1.1  zuksam  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1    2 months ago

The best things about Postcards and Letters is they are hand written and you can save them in a box and long after your loved ones pass you still have them.


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