Swedes send 28 million Swedish Christmas cards

The Postal Service (Posten) says people will send around 28 million Swedish Christmas cards this year, about half the number compared to the end of the 90s.

But Posten is happy that so many Swedes still send cards.

"With 28 million Swedish Christmas cards sent, once again we are reminded that handwritten greetings are much more personable than texts or Facebook updates," writes Andreas Falkenmark, the CEO of Posten, in a press release.

Swedes began to send an increasing number of Swedish Christmas cards in the 80s when families began to spread farther away from each other.

Despite the drop in the number of Swedish Christmas cards in recent years, Posten still needs to send out mailmen and mailwomen for an extra run on Saturday to ensure that all Christmas cards and presents ordered online will get to mailboxes on time.

Posten says seven out of ten families still send physical Christmas cards.