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Posted on19 November 2020

St Albans Postboxes 2020 – The Countdown Begins

St Albans Postboxes are back! We can reveal that the festive woolly toppers will begin appearing on postboxes from the 1st December 2020 across St Albans, Harpenden, Wheathampstead, Sandridge, Redbourn, Chiswell Green, Park Street, How Wood and London Colney!

This year there will be a fantastic 50 postboxes to discover and you can start planning festive walks and runs already, as this year’s map is now live. You can find the map on the St Albans Postboxes website by clicking here. Many thanks to Helen from Maprunner for giving her time to put together the map.

Atlas Translations Postbox Topper 2020

Here’s an exclusive preview of the Atlas Translations PostBox Topper for 2020! Complete with tinsel – it’s a fantastic work of art and we’re looking forward to raising smiles and cash with the festive topper.

St Albans Postboxes Atlas Translations Postbox Topper

St Albans Postboxes is masterminded by Atlas Translations’ director Clare Suttie and creative crocheter Candy Stuart. This will be the third festive season for St Albans Postboxes. Yarnbombers across the district have been assembled to bring colour and fun to local postboxes in aid of charity.

Postboxes are decorated with a crocheted creation, each with a Christmas or winter theme. The toppers fit over the lid of the postboxes like a very special Royal Mail teacosy. They’re carefully designed so they don’t interfere with the important function of keeping your post safe. You can read more about the history of yarnbombing for charity in St Albans by clicking here.

St Albans Postboxes 2020 - Sleeping Bear Topper

Support St Albans Postboxes 2020

You can find out more about the Christmas 2020 yarnbombing at and follow St Albans Postbox Toppers on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

This year the St Albans Postboxes initiative is raising money for two charities: Open Door St Albans and St Albans & District Foodbank. The fundraising target is £10,000 and the charities will receive half of the donations each, as all the work behind the scenes is generously provided by volunteers.


Postbox topper spotting is a fantastic socially distanced activity and we hope that it brightens up many local walks, jogs and runs in December. I’m sure that it goes without saying that anyone enjoying the postbox toppers should follow all government guidelines in place at the time.

The countdown is on and there are now less than two weeks until the big reveal!


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