On Saint Adolf's Day send those you dislike a message to show how much you detest them.

In a ‘Nighthawks’ sketch parodying a children’s television programme, presenters Wendy (Ann Marie Hourihane) and Joe (Joe Taylor) announce a new occasion that is the antithesis of Valentine’s Day.

Those lovely people in An Post have come up with a much better idea on 14 May were all going to celebrate Saint Adolf's Day.

On this day people are encouraged to send cards to people they hate. Wendy and Joe enthusiastically suggest recipients for such cards.

Because this year is the very first Saint Adolf's Day, An Post are running a competition to find the most venomous Saint Adolf's Day card.

The competition is open to everyone, but cards cannot use more than three colours and there are to be no obscenities on the outside of the envelope.

And there’ll be a very special category for a Saint Adolf card for Irish emigrants to send to people you really dislike abroad.

Joe displays an example of a card he made earlier for a close relative who recently emigrated to Shepherd’s Bush in London.

Wendy adds,

And of course it’s probably more fun if you don't sign your name.

'Nighthawks' was broadcast between 1988 and 1992 and went out three nights a week on Network 2 (now RTÉ2). The content was a mixture of comedy sketches, interviews, music performances and music videos.

This episode of ‘Nighthawks’ was broadcast on 14 February 1990.