Royal Mail has stamped out our Christmas card habit

The Christmas card may not have realised it yet, but it is dead. Well, dying. Let’s just say it is drifting in and out of consciousness while muttering incomprehensibly to itself.

The main reason, this year at least, is the dramatic increase in the price of second-class stamps, from 36p to 50p. The average number of cards sent per person is expected to fall by a quarter as a direct consequence.

Read more: Royal Mail has stamped out our Christmas card habit – Telegraph.