Royal Mail at Christmas

Last posting dates, Christmas gift ideas and more

Royal Mail at Christmas

Last posting dates, Christmas gift ideas and more

As Christmas approaches, there are plenty of things to look forward to, but there's also lots of planning that needs to take place.

Whether you are one of the millions of people who do their shopping online for gifts, or send Christmas cards to brighten up someone’s festive season, we’re ready to help with your Christmas preparations.

From Christmas posting dates to cards and gift ideas, you'll find everything you need here to help you deliver the perfect Christmas; because we know Santa isn’t the only busy person this time of year.

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Make this Christmas a cracker

Everything you need for Christmas 2021 from Royal Mail: 

•  The latest recommended posting dates
•  Christmas stamps
•  Deliveries and collections
•  Seasonal job opportunities, and
•  How to send your letters and parcels safely.

Christmas posting dates and more
Three people in Royal Mail Christmas jumpers

Christmas opening hours

If you’re out when we try to deliver, you have the option to collect your post from your local Delivery Office. Some of these offices will have extended opening hours over the Christmas period.

Services near you

Letters to Santa

With Christmas not far away, it's time to start sending your letters to Father Christmas. We'll deliver all of your letters to Santa Claus himself, and if you get your letter to him in time, he's even promised us he'll reply!
Letters to Santa

Christmas Special Stamps

Our eight Christmas 2020 Special Stamps showcase the magical and meaningful stained-glass art adorning windows of Anglican churches across the country
Special Stamps and gift ideas