St Albans postboxes are once again being dressed in a series of Christmas-themed toppers.
Since launching in 2018, St Albans Postboxes (SAP) have ‘yarnbombed’ postboxes more than 230 times and raised more than £82,000 for local charities.
Each base contains at least four balls of wool, with the festive characters requiring specialised yarns as well as stuffing, wires, foam, cans and polystyrene packaging.
Organiser Candy Stuart said: “We are once again delighted to be creating toppers for the annual St Albans Postboxes Christmas extravaganza.
“We have many of our long-serving talented makers involved, but also a large number of new creators coming on board, giving up their precious free time to crochet and knit their amazing works of art. There will still be some old favourites, although a third of this year’s crop will be new.
“This project takes up a huge amount of our time, but we think every challenge is worth it.”
This year, the team is supporting the Sopwell Community Trust and St Albans Action For Homeless, and at the time of writing, has already raised £7,240.
Event coordinator Clare Suttie said: “We hope that once again the generous and supportive local businesspeople will dig deep and show our charities their incredible support.”
Local business wishing to sponsor a postbox should contact Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can donate to SAP’s fundraiser at
Photo credits: credit Striking Place photography