1. ITV Report

Royal Mail gears up for the busiest day of the year

Tomorrow is expected to be the busiest day of the year for the Royal Mail as workers deal with millions of Christmas cards and parcels.

But are more and more of us turning to social media to wish family and friends the greetings of the season ?

Every year people predict the death of the Christmas card and it is true that 2/3s of people say they send fewer cards than they did 10 years ago.

But the tradition of sending Christmas cheer through the post is still a popular one if Norwich Sorting Office is anything to go by.

In a typical 24 hours in the run up to Christmas they will deal with £1.3 million items.

Postman delivering Christmas cards. Credit: ITV News Anglia

According to the Royal Mail 80% per cent of people would rather receive a printed Christmas Card than an e-card.

But the reality is every year fewer and fewer of us are putting pen to paper. Even so , no nation sends more cards than us Brits.