Skiplink Navigation

Main Features

Christmas comes twice in Switzerland

Unwanted presents are handled by the post office


Instead of throwing out unwanted Christmas gifts, or leaving them to languish in cupboards, the Swiss are being asked to hand their presents over to the Post Office for re-distribution to needy people.

The "Twice Christmas" campaign is run in conjunction with the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation and the Red Cross from December 24 until January 6.

The campaign organisers are asking in particular for non-perishable foodstuffs, toiletries, toys and new children's clothes and shoes.

The items received will be distributed to social institutions and needy individuals in Switzerland. Old people and large families in Belarus and Ukraine are also set to benefit.

Packaged gifts can be handed in at all post offices throughout Switzerland. From there they will be delivered free of charge to the Red Cross.

The "Twice Christmas" campaign is now entering its fourth year. Last year over 40,000 parcels containing unwanted gifts were handed over.

swissinfo with agencies

Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line

SWI on Instagram

SWI on Instagram

SWI on Instagram

subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.

Click here to see more newsletters