Public encouraged to post Christmas cards instead of sending digital messages

People are being urged to "go offline" this Christmas.

It is the brainchild of a Fianna Fáil TD who says it could help out our struggling post offices.

Roscommon-Galway TD Eugene Murphy admits it's just one part of a larger campaign needed to prevent the closure of 600 post offices around the country.

Deputy Murphy says he wants people to post their Christmas cards this year and forget emails or other digital messages: "There's nothing as nice as being able to get that Christmas card in the post, and you are wondering who it is from and you are looking at the writing on the front of it, it is a great experience.

"And to open up that card and to be able to say look my friend, a member of my family, whoever, has sent me this card, I think it is a fantastic experience and I don't think we should let it go."

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