Christmas card takes five years to arrive

Christmas card takes five years to arrive

A woman in County Donegal in the Irish Republic has received a Christmas card from a nearby relative - almost five years late.

The card Peggy Watson got from her cousin Diana was posted on December 17, 1999, in the town of Raphoe.

Peggy, 85, lives just three miles away.

"I thought it was a bit early to be getting a Christmas card but I couldn't believe it then when I saw the date. It must be a record for An Post," Peggy told the Irish Independent.

A spokesperson for the Irish postal service, An Post, said the quality of service around Christmas time that year would have been next day delivery.

He was unable to offer a reason as to what might have happened in this case. "For some reason that card seems to have found its way back into the system," he said.

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