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.

Make this Christmas a cracker

Everything you need for Christmas 2019 from Royal Mail, including 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, we’ve made it easier for you to collect your post by extending most of our local Delivery Office opening hours from Monday 2 December.
Services near you

Christmas talking postboxes

First introduced last year, four postboxes have been decorated across the UK (London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh) filled with elves ready to respond once a letter or card is posted.
Find out more and see locations
Woman posting a Christmas card in a Royal Mail postbox

Christmas Special Stamps

Step into Christmas with a stunning set of Special Stamps and Collectibles bringing the Nativity story to life.
Special Stamps and gift ideas