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.

Consumer documents

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Make this Christmas a cracker

Everything you need for Christmas 2022 from Royal Mail: 

•  The latest 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

Our last posting date for letters to Santa was Friday 9 December. If you wrote to him before then we hope you're enjoying your letter from him, or will be really soon!

You can still download the card he'll send you from the webpage.

Letters to Santa

Christmas 2022 Special Stamps

Celebrate the timeless Nativity story this Christmas

Buy now

Join us this Christmas

It’s one of the busiest times of the year, so we’re always looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to help us out.
Become a Christmas Casual

Business documents

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Welsh version

Latest posting datespdf, 134.66 KB