Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2013

by , Last Updated: 11 November 2014

Cut down on your Christmas posting costs this year by opting for second class stamps - as long as you're on time! Here are the last posting dates for Xmas 2013 to add to your diary.

Happy woman unwrapping xmas gift

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.

Service Last Post
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.

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