Note to self for christmas 2017: take a tip from what one creative friend did this year: seal envelopes with stickers beautifully chosen. (Cut out paper cuts on the tongue!) And add that personal touch.
Also – today I posted my last parcel before Christmas, calmly at a rural post office. No need to wait. Served immediately. An improvement on a few days ago, when I WAS the queue! Yes, one whole person ahead of me being served. Compared to the mayhem last year of queueing in a fraught town post office, crammed full of people with better things to be doing. I shall look for rural post offices in future for all Christmas posting. So much less hassle and time, and no problem parking.