Whether you are one of the millions of people who do their shopping on line for gifts or send Christmas cards to brighten up someone’s festive season, we’re ready to deliver your Christmas.
From last posting dates to Christmas deliveries, you’ll find all your posting needs here with our one–stop shop guide to all things festive!
Look out for this year’s Christmas stamps which for the first time in more than 30 years have been designed by primary school pupils.
To beat the Christmas rush, make sure you post before the recommended last posting date.
Last Recommended Posting Dates - Personal Customers Services Dates International Services International Surface Mail Monday 30 September Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central & South America,
Tuesday 1 October Far and Middle East (except Hong Kong and Singapore) Tuesday 15 October Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA Tuesday 5 November Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey Tuesday 19 November Western Europe International Airmail including
Airsure® and International Signed For™
Wednesday 4 December Asia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand Thursday 5 December Australia Friday 6 December Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East Monday 9 December Cyprus, Eastern Europe Tuesday 10 December Canada, France, Greece, Poland Friday 13 December USA Saturday 14 December Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland) HM Forces Mail - British Forces Post Office
Friday 29 November Airmail to Operational BFPOs Friday 13 December Airmail to Static BFPOs UK Services Inland Services Wednesday 18 December 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For™ Friday 20 December 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For™ Monday 23 December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed™
If you’ve missed the last posting dates, there's still another option - Royal Mail Sameday® courier services deliver 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the UK, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
To book an immediate collection call 0845 850 5522 or request a call back.
Open or closed this Christmas? Either way, let us know your collection plans at www.royalmail.com/collections2013 before 13th December.
Christmas delivery dates Monday 16 December normal deliveries Tuesday 17 December normal deliveries Wednesday 18 December normal deliveries Thursday 19 December normal deliveries Friday 20 December normal deliveries Saturday 21 December normal deliveries Sunday 22 December no deliveries Monday 23 December normal deliveries Christmas Eve
Tuesday 24 December
normal deliveries Christmas Day
Wednesday 25 December
no deliveries Boxing Day
Thursday 26 December
no deliveries Friday 27 December normal deliveries Saturday 28 December normal deliveries Sunday 29 December no deliveries Monday 30 December normal deliveries New Year’s Eve
Tuesday 31 December
normal deliveries New Year’s Day
Wednesday 1 January
no deliveries Thursday 2 January
(Bank Holiday in Scotland)
normal deliveries (excluding Scotland) Friday 3 January normal deliveries
We'll be trying our very best to get all your Christmas post to you as soon as we can. To help us achieve this, we'll be offering you more services over the festive period:
Later opening hours
If you're out when we try to deliver, we've made it easier to collect your post from your local Delivery Office, most of which plan to open later from Monday 9th December. The opening hours will be on your ‘Something for you’ card.
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we’ll be out later in the day and evening to deliver your parcels to you.
More redelivery options
You can arrange redelivery of your Christmas post to your home address, a neighbour's address or your local Post Office®.
If you are going to be closed and want us to hold your mail and not deliver it to you whilst you are away, please apply for a Business Keepsafe™.
Please note there will be no collections or deliveries on Christmas Day - 25th December, Boxing Day - 26th December and New Year’s Day -1st January (also 2nd January if based in Scotland).