Christmas is the busiest time of year for the Royal Mail and parcel companies.
Most companies will draft in extra staff to ensure they can process every bit of mail as quickly as possible – but inevitably, there has to be a cut off point
So, whether you’re sending a card and gift to family on the other side of the world, or ordering something in time for Christmas, these dates should hopefully keep you right!
3 December – Africa, Middle east 7 December – Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Eastern Europe (except the Czech Republic and Slovakia) 8 December – Caribbean, Central and South America 10 December – Greece, Australia, New Zealand 14 December – the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland 15 December – Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA 16 December – Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, 17 December – Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
20 December – Second Class
21 December – First Class
22 December – Royal Mail delivery guaranteed
23 December – Royal Mail Special Delivery
9 December. If you’re little one wants to make sure Santa gets their list as well as a short reply from the man himself make sure to post the letter by December 9 at the latest. For more information, click here.
The address you will need is
Christmas Eve – Normal deliveries and Saturday collections
Christmas Day – No deliveries or collections
Boxing Day – No deliveries or collections
27 December – No deliveries or collections
28 – 30 December – Normal deliveries and collections
Hogmanay – Normal deliveries and Saturday collections
New Year’s Day – No deliveries or collections
2 January – No deliveries or collections
3 January – No deliveries or collections in Scotland.
4 January – Normal deliveries and collections