November 24, 1923

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News from November 24, 1923

News from November 24, 1923 (Daily News, via Newspapers.com™)

Post Office Offers Christmas Mailing Advice

In November 1923, the Post Office Department in Washington, D.C., issued a reminder to the public regarding the mailing of Christmas gifts. Postmaster General New urged individuals to mail their gifts early and correctly. This advice was given due to the recurring issue of gifts failing to reach their intended recipients because of improper addressing. 

To underscore the importance of correct addressing, the Post Office Department planned an auction of articles from which the addresses were lost. This event was intended to serve as a lesson to the public about the potential fate of poorly addressed gifts.

During this period, there were also suggestions about the types of gifts to give. Advertisements suggested that magazines were a good choice for Christmas gifts. They were described as offering value for money, providing entertainment, and serving as a continual reminder of the giver’s thoughtfulness.

In addition, the idea of gifting framed pictures or etchings was promoted. Individuals were encouraged to bring their pictures for framing early to ensure prompt delivery in time for Christmas.

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"November 24, 1923," Newspapers.com Topics (https://www.newspapers.com/topics/century-ago-today/november-1923/november-24-1923/ : accessed February 21, 2024)