Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) is encouraging Islanders to place a Manx flag in the window of their homes as a sign of unity, and remembering the Isle of Man’s centuries old motto which has stood the Island in great stead ‘Whithersoever you throw it, it will stand.’
For anyone who may not have a Manx flag, IOMPO has produced two posters using previous stamp artwork to download online iompost.com/wewillstandtogether and print for their use. The motto on the poster has been changed to reflect the Covid-19 situation to ‘whichever way this throw us, we will stand together.’
Julie Edge MHK, Chairman of Isle of Man Post Office said: “As a proud and trusted Manx brand, we would like to see as many people as possible display their Manx flags to collectively show our support to one another in this unsettling time for our Island and the wider world. The Isle of Man is known for its resilience and unlimited community spirit, so please encourage as many people as possible to get involved, we are all in this together.”
IOMPO would like to encourage those who choose to get involved to share pictures of themselves taking part on its Facebook page using #wewillstandtogether
“We would also invite anyone who may have some stamps tucked away in their purse or drawer at home to think about sending a smile by post to any loved family or friends they know who are self-isolating, in a bid to brighten up their day. Nothing beats the feeling of receiving a personalised letter or card through the post, especially when this can be a lonely time for some people. While we face these uncertain times, let’s try and spread some cheer to those we care about. Our dedicated postal staff are working hard to maintain delivery services as much as possible, while in a safely controlled manner for both themselves and our customers.”
She added: “Postage can be bought online from our postal shop allowing the stamps to be delivered straight to your door. This can also be a great home schooling activity, to encourage your family to make their own cards or decorate the front of the envelope. Let’s keep our Island talking” she added.