Royal Mail have announced its latest recommended posting dates for Christmas for international economy (surface) mail services to deliver letters, cards and parcels to South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA and Canada.
Royal Mail has been planning Christmas since the beginning of the year and Christmas has already kicked off with economy mail posting dates.
Economy (surface) mail to South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA and Canada must be with Royal Mail by Thursday 12 October 2017, if parcels and cards are to arrive in time for Christmas Day.
Andy Pickering, head of network, Royal Mail, said; “In the modern world, it is easy to forget that it can still take a long time to reach some destinations by land and sea. We don’t want anyone to be disappointed if they are waiting for Christmas mail. As always, we urge customers to post all mail as early as possible as Royal Mail builds up to its busiest time of year."
The more expensive International Standard airmail, as well as tracking and signature services recommended posting dates for around the globe are typically in early December and will be confirmed at a later date.
Meanwhile within the UK there is longer still with the 2017 dates revealed as;
December 20 for second class mail
December 21 for First Class Mail
December 21 for Special Delivery
December 22 for Special Delivery Saturday guaranteed