Cross Pod off your Christmas Card List and Support your local charity!

Saturday, 11 December 2010  |  Admin

Yes it's the time of year again that all postmen dread the most, when Christmas cards in abundance flood through your letterbox.

Don't get me wrong, I love nothing more than finding a mountain of Christmas cards on my doormat in the lead up to the festive season, it certainly adds to that warm festive feeling, but unless you're like my Aunty Margaret who insists on making useful, and I use that word lightly, miniature boxes out of the old Christmas cards, they usually end up in the recycling bin.

Not to mention offending the Jones' because you've forgotten to send them a card (we haven't spoken to them in over 5 years after all). And I could quite happily go without the embarrassment of trying to subtly post one through their front door on Christmas Eve, successfully may I add, until their beloved pet terrior decides to yap loudly just as you manage to carefully place the letterbox flap down. Shortly followed by a red-faced acceptance to join the entire family for an uncomfortable glass of mulled wine.

Plus you can't help but feel sorry for those poor trees; believing that one day they will fulfill their destiny to become an expensive coffee table, only to find themselves thrown onto a glittery heap in a recycling bin.

Now, we realise times are hard and we're all feeling the pinch; those pennies just don't seem to stretch as far as they used to. So why not save your pennies by crossing us off your Christmas card list and do something good with your money instead? Charities across the UK are suffering as a direct result of the recession and as much as we do try to support them, there's no denying that the goodwill and generosity that they so heavily rely on from the public is becoming less and less.

So, we ask you to join us in our Christmas plea and cross POD off your Christmas card list and support a local charity! Willen Hospice is a charity which is close to our hearts and it is also recognised as an integral part of the local community, so like every year we do our bit to support their fantastic work.

And, if you are still expecting a festive greeting from us, well here it is...

"We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"

The Pod Footwear Team

  Pod Heritage Podlers Paul O Donnell