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Canada Post wants you to send a postcard to a loved one for free

Last Updated Feb 22, 2021 at 2:44 pm EST

Canada Post is sending free, postage-paid postcards to every household in Canada. (Courtesy Canada Post/Youtube)

Canada Post sending a postage-paid postcard to every home in the country

13.5 million postcards will be sent to homes across Canada

Canada Post says goal of initiative is to help connect people during COVID-19

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – When’s the last time you sent a postcard?

Canada Post is sending out millions of postage-paid postcards across the country, all with messages of love, appreciation, or thanks.

One of six versions will be sent to every home in Canada, for you to pop it into a mailbox and send to anyone in Canada, free of charge.

Canada Post CEO Doug Ettinger says with holiday gatherings and birthday celebrations moved online, “those sacrifices were necessary, but that physical distance has taken an emotional toll.”

He says 13.5 million postcards will be sent across Canada.

“The postcards are free, and they’re free to mail anywhere in Canada. No stamps are needed,” he said.

“When you receive your postcard, think of someone you’re close to but who has been farther away than you’d like. Then write them what you feel. After you fill in their address, just put the postcard in a street letterbox or community mailbox, or take it to your local post office. We’ll get your message to your loved one,” he added.

The postcards are part of Canada Post’s “Write Here Write Now” program, which was launched in September, 2020, as an effort to get Canadians to send more letters to each other by snail mail.