Pósturinn, the Icelandic post company, estimates that nearly three million Christmas cards were sent in Iceland during the holidays. A more accurate number is not available, as cards are mixed in with other mail and cards that were posted late have yet to be delivered.
Ágústa Hrund Steinarsdóttir, information officer at Pósturinn, told mbl.is that it appears as if approximately five percent fewer cards were sent this year compared to the 2009 holiday season.
Steinarsdóttir stated that delivering the Christmas mail had been successful. Cards that were posted on December 23 or 24 will arrive today or tomorrow.
However, the stormy and snowy weather on the European mainland caused delays to the delivery of mail to Iceland. Steinarsdóttir said people can expect their mail from overseas to arrive in the coming days.