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Post Early For Christmas… in Christmas!?

'Mailing Letters' (c. 1880)

‘Mailing Letters’ (c. 1880)

In previous years we’ve met a bumbling wartime comic and a very organised dog, both of whom were happy to explain why we should, as the saying goes, Post Early for Christmas.

In 2018, however… we’re actually going to Christmas.

No, really. We are.

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Post early for Christmas – with some canine help!

Back in early December 2014, I posted a video of Post Haste, a quirky little short film made for distribution to cinemas during World War Two, in order to encourage people to post early for Christmas – so when I found this wonderful image*, I had to revisit the subject. Anyway, you can look at it as a useful reminder if you’re as disorganised about Christmas as I am!

From the same era as Post Haste, this eye-catching illustration of an efficient-looking dog busily taking his festive parcels to the Post Office (in plenty of time, of course) sends a message that still has a resonance today, especially if you have friends and family who live abroad. Such festive reminders were commonplace during World War Two (you can see more examples of similar Christmas post-related home front propaganda here, here and here) when many people were separated from their loved ones for long periods by the effects of the conflict.

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