When should those Christmas cards be posted

Have you got your Christmas post ready to go?
Have you got your Christmas post ready to go?

Have you started writing your Christmas cards yet?

Are you running out of time to get them posted with everything else to do in the run up to the holidays?

You’ve got a few weeks for domestic festive post but if you’re planning on sending any airmail, you better get your skates on.

The Royal Mail’s last recommended (airmail) posting date for Asia, Far East (including Japan), and New Zealand is tomorrow (Wednesday, December 3). Other deadlines this week include Australia (Thursday, December 4) and Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and the Middle East on Friday, December 5.

Seasons greetings bound for Cyprus, Eastern Europe, and Greece should be away by Monday, December 8 and for Canada and Poland by Tuesday, December 9.

Christmas cards for the USA are recommended to be posted by Friday, December 12 and to Western Europe (excluding Greece and Poland) by Saturday, December 13.

UK inland mail must be posted by Thursday, December 18 for 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For post, by Saturday, December 20 for 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For post and by Tuesday, December 23 for Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed post.