Shop Early Send Early for Christmas

With Christmas around the corner, we’re here to help you get set for a great festive season

Shop Early Send Early for Christmas

With Christmas around the corner, we’re here to help you get set for a great festive season

With lockdown leading to a rise in online sales, it’s a superb opportunity to get ahead of the crowds from the comfort of your own home. With Royal Mail, you can take care of your festive gifting well in advance – and avoid those unpleasant post-lockdown crowds – with the minimum of fuss. 

We’re helping UK shoppers buck the trend of leaving festive parcel posting to the last minute and want to remind you of how we can all make this winter a little more special – and easier – for everyone.

eBay and Post Office have both given their backing to our campaign which is designed to help us manage large volumes of parcels over the festive season and deliver the best Christmas yet.

Helping you send cards and gifts this Christmas

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Since 1881 we have asked our customers to Post Early for Christmas so that we can better manage higher volumes of seasonal mail. This year we recognise that many people won’t be able to visit friends and family as they usually would, so we are preparing to play an even more important role in delivering our customers’ presents and cards for Christmas. With the ongoing shift towards online shopping, we would also recommend our customers both Shop Early and Send Early for Christmas this year

Nick Landon, Chief Commercial Officer at Royal Mail

As always, we’re proud to deliver for the 30 million addresses in the UK every day and with this Christmas shaping up to be the busiest on record for us we’re encouraging everyone to Shop Early, Send Early for Christmas.

Here at Royal Mail we love Christmas. Take a look below for present inspiration, how to send Santa a letter and those all important last Christmas posting days.

Sending to Santa

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on. The elves are making toys. The reindeer are practising their sleigh runs and Santa’s busy preparing his list of who's been good this year. Why not send Santa a letter this year?

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Special Stamps and Collectibles for Christmas

Delight loved ones with personalised seasonal souvenirs and sprinkle festive charm over your Christmas mail with beautiful Christmas scenes.

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Latest recommended posting dates for Christmas

Send all your cards and gifts on time with our helpful calendar but remember to Shop Early, Send Early for Christmas.

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