Today marks the busiest day of the year for the Carlisle Mail Centre.
They're expected to handle hundreds of thousands of letters, parcels and letters.
Royal Mail expects to handle hundreds of thousands of items of Christmas mail in Carlisle Mail Centre on its busiest day - December 18 2013.
Royal Mail staff across Cumbria will be working flat out to deliver a first class Christmas for all their customers.
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A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region
A selection of some of the best sunrise pictures from across the region, sent in by ITV Border viewers.
Chilly start. Some frost in places, icy patches possible too. Cloud and sunny spells today, hazier in the west later