Santa’s not the only one busy at Christmas!


Dare we mention Christmas is now just around the corner! Hopefully lots of lovely ‘snail mail’  Christmas cards will be fluttering through your letterbox soon!

If you’re sending a card or gift to give a little love or to brighten up someone’s Christmas,  don’t miss those all important delivery deadline dates. Here’s a few to pop in your diary.


If you’re sending cards overseas, you’ll need to drop them in the post box by:

Sunday 3rd December – Africa & Middle East

Wednesday  7th December – Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Japan, Eastern Europe (ex. Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia)

Thursday 8th December – Caribbean, Central & South America

Saturday 10th December – Greece, Australia & New Zealand

Wednesday 14th December – Czech Republic, Germany, Italy & Poland

Thursday 15th December – Canada, Finland, Sweden & USA

Friday 16th December – Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal,  Slovakia, Spain & Switzerland

Saturday 17th December – Belgium, France, Ireland & Luxembourg


If you’re sending to a loved one using British Forces Post Office:

Monday 28th November – Airmail to Operational BFPO’s

Monday 12th  December  –  Airmail to Static BFPO’s


Finally  for cards nearer to home, make sure you’ve sent all UK inland mail by:

Tuesday 20th December – for 2nd class post and Royal Mail signed for

Wednesday 21st December – for 1st class post and Royal Mail signed for

Thursday 22nd December – for Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed

Friday 23rd December – Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed


Get organised if you want to beat the Christmas rush and write your little lovelies soon!

If you’re sending a letter to Santa, send it NOW…..TODAY….the more time he has the better!



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