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Last posting dates for Christmas 2017

Royal Mail Christmas Posting Dates 2017 - Beat the Rush!

By Claire Fuller | News Print Mailing Marketing Fundraising | 21 November 2017

Christmas seems to be with us earlier every year, and with the festive TV ads now doing battle on our screens, it seems fitting that it’s time for us to share details of last posting dates for Christmas.

If you want to spread the Christmas joy by sending gifts to loved ones, or by mailing your last appeals (or invoices) of 2017 in good time, then it’s important to be aware of the recommended posting dates for the festive period.

Letter being placed in a postbox

UK last recommended posting dates

  • Wednesday 20th December – 2nd Class and Royal Mail signed for 2nd class
  • Thursday 21st December – 1st class and Royal Mail signed for 1st class
  • Thursday 21st December – Royal Mail Special Delivery guaranteed
  • Friday 22nd December – Royal Mail special delivery Saturday guaranteed

International standard and all international tracking and signature services

  • Saturday 2nd December – Africa, Middle East
  • Wednesday 6th December – Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia), Malta
  • Thursday 7th December – Caribbean, Central and South America
  • Saturday 9th December – Australia, Greece, New Zealand and Turkey
  • Wednesday 13th December – Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Poland
  • Thursday 14th December – Canada, Finland, Sweden and USA
  • Friday 15th December – Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland
  • Saturday 16th December – Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

International standard HM forces mail British Forces post office

  • 27th November – Operational BFPOs
  • 11th December – Static BFPOs

Other Postal Services

  • For other business postal services, just ask our team who’ll be happy to help.

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Why not let us take the worry out of posting dates for you?

With our fully managed print and mailing service we can help to ease your load – at Christmas and throughout the year!

Not only will we ensure your campaigns look great in print and get to their destination on time, in many cases we can also save you money by auditing your data to help ensure your mailings get to the right people.

Get ahead for 2018!

If you’re super-organised you’ve probably already planned your marketing activity for early 2018, but if you’re not quite there yet, then let us take the strain, allowing you to  enjoy your Christmas break without having to think about January’s To Do list! 

We can help with the planning, development, design, production and delivery of your 2018 campaigns so why not give us a call today!


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