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Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA A robin sits on a snow-covered branch in Allenheads, Hexham, as snowfall continues to sweep the north of England

Why the robin on our Christmas cards? In Victorian times post was delivered by workers in red jackets. They became nicknamed 'Redbreasts'. So as the greetings card became more popular, the robin represented the postman!

Why the robin on our Christmas cards? In Victorian times post was delivered by workers in red jackets. So as the greetings card became more popular, the robin represented the postman!

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