Don’t post it, Post it!
As the last date for posting Valentine’s Day cards and letters approaches, An Post has released a survey.
According to the research, more than 81% of Irish adults consider a personal card or letter handwritten to be the most romantic form of communication.
Social media rated low among respondents with just 3% favouring a photograph or post shared on social platforms. Though a quarter of respondents admit to having overshared previously on social media, 30% are adamant that getting gushy on a public platform is cringeyness of the highest order, with a further 10% saying it is borderline vomit-inducing!
27% of the An Post survey respondents say that they hate seeing couples posting their declarations of love on social media and think that those posts should be kept private. Facebook at 69% is considered the worst social media channel for couples oversharing, followed by Instagram at 16%.
48% believe we tend to way overshare about our lives in general, with a further 37% agreeing that we can sometimes be prone to oversharing. Our personal emotions at 45%, work details at 40% and relationship issues at 30% are the subjects we feel we share too much with others. Our best friends at 33% are most likely to bear the brunt of this oversharing, even more so than our partners at 28%.
The most important topics to keep to ourselves are personal details on family and friends at 74%, sex at 72% and money at 66%. Only 20% believe that religion is a subject best not publicly discussed and 11% are against political talk at the table.
This Valentine’s Day, say it the traditional, heartfelt way with a card or letter written by hand and posted to the one you love. An Post has released a special collection of Love Stamps for All Occasions which will add an extra sweet touch to your mail. Love stamps are available in handy booklets of ten for Valentine cards and personal greetings throughout the year at main post offices and online at irishstamps.ie.
And most importantly post your love letters and cards early on Tuesday 13 for nationwide delivery on Valentine’s Day on February 14.
For more information visit www.anpost.ie.