We would imagine that all postal services get extremely busy in the run up to Christmas as we all try to wish our nearest and dearest a very merry festive season.
So you might forgive the postman for deciding that he has got no time for the post card arrived from America with not even half an address.
The post card failed to include the surname of the recipient, the county name or even a street name.
Instead, it simply read: "Albert, Carndonagh, Ireland."
And whatever you might say about the Irish postal service, An Post did not give up on this one.
The writer obviously assumed that Ireland was small enough that surely someone would know who Albert in Carndonagh was.
And well, they were actually right.
According to the Donegal Now, the card was intended for Sinn Fein councillor Albert Downey who is thankfully rather well known in the community.
The card reads: "Greetings from across the pond Albert! Wanted to wish you a very grand day! Your Sister Cities Friends!"
We reckon in the Carndonagh post office deserves a raise.