Christmas Postal Dates

Dec 04, 2015Liza Mirelman

Christmas is approaching fast and the Royal Mail doesn't want to leave you unprepared. Here is a short guide to final postal dates this December to guarantee your gifts will arrive in time for celebrations on the 25th:

Royal Mail Recommended UK Inland Services:

Thursday 19th December: 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For® Deliveries

Monday 21st December: 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For® Deliveries

Royal Mail Recommended International Standard (formerly Airmail) and all International Tracking and Signature Services (formerly Airsure® and International Signed For®):

Final Delivery Date Country/ Region
Friday 4th December Africa, Middle East
Monday 7th December Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Japan, Eastern Europe (ex. Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia)
Tuesday 8th December Caribbean, Central & South America
Thursday 10th December Greece, Australia, New Zealand
Monday 14th December Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Tuesday 15th December Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Wednesday 16th December  Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain
Thursday 17th December France
Friday 18th December Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland

 For further details on final Royal Mail posting dates, including contract surface air lift and HM Forces Mail, have a look here.

How does this relate to Postboxed?

We will deliver all of our letterbox friendly gifts in line with the Royal Mail's recommendations, with final Christmas deliveries going out at 5pm on the 21st of December. This means that you will have to place you order before 2pm on the 21st for us to wrap it up and get it out on time. We therefore recommend that you pre-order and choose when you want us to ship your gifts (more details on our How We Work page). 

If you are running late, we will still take orders up until 11.55pm on the 22nd of December. The Royal Mail cannot guaranteed these gifts will arrive in time for Christmas.

With all of this in mind, we recommend that you plan ahead and start shopping!

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