Updated on 3 October 2013.
The most important thing about your Christmas post is, of course, that it gets there on time.
However, you could save big money by getting organised and sending your festive gifts and cards out early.
Instead of leaving it to the last minute (and paying extra) you can cut your costs dramatically by choosing second class delivery.
Our table below lists all the final Royal Mail last posting dates for Christmas 2013 for the UK and abroad - so you can make sure your cards and gifts arrive in time however you choose to send them.
|International Surface Mail - Eastern Europe, Iceland, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Turkey||5th |
|International Surface Mail - Western Europe||19th November|
|Airmail to Operational British Forces Post Offices||29th November|
|International Air Mail - Asia, Far East & New Zealand||4th |
|International Air Mail - Australia||5th |
|International Air Mail - South & Central America, Africa, Middle East & Caribbean||6th |
|International Air Mail - Eastern Europe & Cyprus||9th |
|International Air Mail - Canada, France, Greece, Poland||10th December|
|International Air Mail - USA||13th December|
|International Air Mail - Western Europe (exc. France, Greece & Poland)||14th December|
|UK Standard Parcels||13th December|
|Airmail to Static British Forces Post Offices||13th December|
|UK Second Class & Recorded Signed For||18th December|
|UK First Class & Recorded Signed For||20th December|
|UK Tracked||21st December|
|UK Tracked Next Day||23rd December|
|UK Special Delivery||23rd December|
Christmas Day 2013 falls on a Wednesday: there will be no Royal Mail collections or deliveries on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day. In addition, there will be no collection/delivery in Scotland on 2nd January.
Written by Bill at money.co.uk
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