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Don't get caught out by this year's Christmas postal dates

Written by Ipswich Building Society

10 Dec 2019



2 min read

Last year it was estimated that more than 900 million Christmas cards were sent in the UK. But in order to make sure your card gets in on time, the Post Office has issued its latest recommended posting dates before Christmas.

Latest recommended posting dates for Christmas

United Kingdom

 2nd Class1st ClassRoyal Mail
Tracked 24
Royal Mail
Special Delivery
 18 Dec20 Dec21 Dec23 Dec

Popular international destinations

CountryRoyal Mail International
Standard and Royal Mail
International tracked and
signature services
Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far East and Middle East9 Dec
Cyprus, Malta
10 Dec
Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia) 11 Dec
Australia, Greece, New Zealand, Turkey 12 Dec
Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA 14 Dec
Central and Western Europe, including; Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland  16 Dec
Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
 18 Dec


For any destination not listed or for more information please visit the Post Office website

This article was published under our previous name of Ipswich Building Society. We changed our name in 2021 – find out more.

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