In preparation for the holidays, you can send gifts, or even special winter-themed postcards to friends and family in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. And you can do it all through Dodo Airlines’ in-game messaging system.
Toy day gifts
You can buy toys and other special gifts at Nook’s Cranny from December 1-25, and December 24 is the big Toy Day Event. Expect to see plenty of festive, holiday-themed decorations appearing on your island throughout the month in Resident Services Square, Nook’s Cranny and more.
The Toy Day items that appear in Nook’s Cranny will be available in different color variations. As with most holiday-themed items, you can only choose one particular color variation for each item in your own Nook’s Cranny store, so come back regularly to collect them all.
Additionally, decorated trees around your island can drop special ornaments when you shake them. If you collect enough, you’ll also receive special Christmas-themed DIY recipes throughout December.
As the snow slowly begins to accumulate on your island, special snowflakes will also fall from the sky. If you catch them with your net, you can collect even more winter-themed DIY recipes.
Sending gifts via the postal service
Sending mail to residents of the Animal Crossing franchise has always been a big deal. Now you can even send personalized postcards to people in your area. Nintendo Switch Friends List.
Note: You must have an internet connection to send in-game mail to your friends in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Starting December 1, you can visit Nook’s Cranny to collect toys and gifts to send to friends and family who are on your island or on your friend list. If you’re feeling super fancy, you can also pick up some wrapping paper from Nook’s Cranny (it’s in the closet) and wrap your gift before sending it out.
A single sheet of wrapping paper normally costs 160 bells and a pack of five costs 800, depending on the model.
To wrap a gift, open your inventory with the X button on your right Joy-Con controller, then select the wrapping paper. Choose “Wrap” from the menu, then select the item from your inventory that you want to wrap. That’s all we can say about it!
On your first visit to Dodo airport, Orville will inform you about the postal services it offers. To the right of his desk, you’ll see a basket of envelopes that you can send to your friends for 200 bells. Make sure you are connected to the Internet and approach the postcard holder. Choose “Send One” from the Orville menu to choose a friend from your list.
You can send a postcard to a resident animal or to another player on your island, to your future self, or to anyone on your in-game friends list. After selecting a recipient, you can customize your postcard. .
An assortment of holiday-themed postcards will be available from early December to early January. Make sure to pick your favorites while you have the chance!
You can personalize your postcards by typing a personalized message. If you send one to an animal residing on your island, it might even respond to you!
After entering your message, press the plus sign (+) button on your right Joy-Con controller to see a preview. You can then choose to continue writing, store the message to send later, or you can cancel sending the card by pressing the minus sign (-) button on your left Joy-Con controller.
Once you have finished typing your message, you can attach a freebie. At the bottom right of the Nintendo Switch screen, click on the icon that looks like a gift. Select the item you wish to attach from your inventory, then select “OK” to send your postcard.
Your recipient will receive it in their mailbox the next day.
Don’t forget to jump into the game on Christmas Day to spot Jingle the Reindeer and participate in all the festive activities! Hope the new toys will help get you into the holiday spirit while you wait.