With just under 7 weeks to go before the big day, make sure you don’t miss the last posting dates, especially if you’re sending cards and parcels abroad!

International services

Surface mail

Tue 19th November – Western Europe

Unfortunately, it’s already too late to ensure surface mail gets to Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central & South America, New Zealand, the Far & Middle East, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA, as well as Eastern Europe. If you post these now, there’s no guarantee they’ll make it to the destination by Christmas. Why not try sending them via international airmail instead (see below)?

International Airmail including Airsure® and International Signed For™

Wed 4th December – Asia, Far East, New Zealand

Thu 5th December – Australia

Fri 6th December – Africa, the Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East

Mon 9th December – Cyprus, Eastern Europe

Tue 10th December – Canada, Greece, France, Poland

Fri 13th December – USA

Sat 14th December – Western Europe

HM Forces Mail – British Forces Post Office

Fri 29 November – operational BFPOs

Fri 13 December – static POs

UK services

Wed 18th December – 2nd class and Royal Mail Signed For™

Fri 20th December – 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For™

Mon 23rd December – Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed™

For more information about postage, including information for businesses, visit Royal Mail’s Christmas 2013 page.

We’ve now got Post Offices inside our Bulwell, Rushden and Sheffield stores so it’s easy to post your cards and parcels while you’re shopping!

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