Retro Telegrams - for birthdays, weddings or any celebration

Telegram despatch bikeSend a Telegram for that special person or occasion, such as a wedding, birth, birthday, anniversary, job promotion or retirement. There's no better way to convey your message than sending a hand-made, retro Telegram!

It creates an immediate, memorable impact and will often become a treasured keepsake, particularly when sent as wedding or birthday telegrams.


Telegram FAQs

Do you guarantee Delivery dates?  VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ

All our telegrams for UK Delivery are sent by Royal Mail First Class - Europe and the rest of the World are sent by standard Royal Mail Airmail. We have found Royal Mail to be extremely reliable and items sent first class, have always arrived next day. Unfortunately however, we DO NOT offer any guarantee of delivery as the Telegrams are sent via post and not courier. We would therefore suggest that you allow sufficient time for delivery.

The despatch date is the date the telegram is posted, NOT the date it is received by the recipient. Please ensure that you leave sufficient postage time for the telegram to be received on the appropriate date. Note that there are no postal collections or deliveries on Sundays, Bank and Public Holidays. 

Why send a Red Bike telegram?

Telegrams are different, they have the 'wow' factor, have an immediate impact, are fun to receive, are memorable and allow you to convey a personalised message in just a few words - it shows you really care. A telegram will be kept as a treasured keepsake long after a text message or email has been deleted.

Can my telegram message be changed?

You choose your own heading and message, this can be done on the Create Your Telegram page on the website. You can also preview and amend your telegram message as many times as you like until you're happy with it.

Can I make changes after I have placed my order?

If you want to make any changes please email us and we will do our best.  If it can be done we’ll do it. However, if the telegram has already been sent out, then obviously this would not be possible.

Not sure what to say and need some Telegram ideas?

Here are some example general and wedding telegram messages that we've sent over the years, which may give you ideas for creating your own Telegram - the names have been changed to protect the innocent!


Happy valantines

How long will I love you? As long as stars are above you, And longer if I can How long will I need you? As long as the seasons need to Follow their plan How long will I be with you? As long as the sea is bound to Wash upon the sand.

I Love you John xxxx

Happy Anniversary

Loads of love to a wonderful couple who's friendship we value so much. Have a fabulous time and sorry we aren't with you.

Mark and Daisy.

Congratulations on your Wedding day!

To Julie and Mark, all the best for today and the future, We're sorry we can't be with you on your special day, love to you both! Enjoy your day to the full, love and hugs,

David, Daisy and John xxx

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Dickenson

Have a wonderful day STOP Get on those dancing shoes and boogy STOP We wish you all the best in life's journey STOP

Love John and Mary xxxxx


All your hard work is quite an achievement. Well done Mary we are very proud of you.

Love Mum and Dad XX


To Daisy

Many, many congrats on your PhD and especially well done for all the hard work and late nights that went into your doctorate.

Very proud of your success and cannot wait to celebrate!

Lots of love Auntie Mary xxx


To John & Mary

Hope your new home is filled with love, joy and happiness.

Best wishes to you both.

With lots of love from Daniel & Daisy x

Congratulations to our dear Daisy and Daniel

Many congratulations on the birth of your dear little son, Daniel, on 12th May 2012 at 4.50pm weighing 6lbs 8ozs.  Thank you for giving us a beautiful grandson.

Love you all so very much
Your Mum and Dad xxx

Wedding Congrats!

Dear John and Mary

The good things in life come in threes so my Nana told me; Liverpool won the Carling Cup, Wales the Grand Slam and John got the girl. Remember 2012 guys it's your year. Sorry I can't be there to share your day but I'll be raising a glass or three over here in your honour. Have an incredible day.

Love and best wishes     

David x

Mr and Mrs Smith

Hi John and Mary stop Wishing you all the best on your special day stop Best wishes for the future stop Lots of love stop from David and Daisy Jones stop

Congratulations John and Mary

Sorry we cannot be with you today, but we are thinking of you and sending our very best wishes for your future happiness.

Lots of Love Grandma and Granddad xx

Wishing you all the love and happiness in the world

To John and Mary

Many, many congratulations on your wedding and a very happy 40th birthday to Daniel. Wishing you both all good things for a lifetime of fun, love and laughter together. Have a fantastic party. Looking forward to celebrating with you both soon.

Lots of love from David, Daisy, Fred and Sally xxx