Yes folks its that time of year again when you need to find out the last posting dates for Christmas for anyone that sends cards or parcels especially overseas this is very important, you dont want to miss your Aunt in Australia now do you?
First some stats, the Royal Mail deliver upto 1 billion parcels and 16 billion letters a year across the UK, that is some delivery network!
So in this post I will just cover the key points, lets begin with the UK and the latest recommended posting dates.
Tuesday 20th Dec – 2nd class and 2nd class signed for
Wednesday 21st Dec – 1st class and 1st class signed for
Thursday 22nd Dec – Special delivery guaranteed
And here International Standard latest recommended posting dates (Airmail).
Saturday 3rd Dec – Africa and the Middle East
Wednesday 7th Dec – Cyprus, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Thursday 8th Dec – Caribbean, Central and South America
Saturday 10th Dec – Greece, Australia and New Zealand
Wednesday 14th Dec – Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Poland
Thursday 15th Dec – Canada, Finland, Sweden and the USA
Friday 16th Dec – Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland
Saturday 17th Dec – Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg
Further and more detailed Christmas dates for 2016 can be found from the Royal Mail website.