The Royal Mail has announced its recommended international posting dates for residents wanting to send mail overseas in time for the festive season.
Festive greetings destined for friends and family in Australia or New Zealand will need to send their post by Saturday, December 9.
The last recommended date for United States and Canada is Thursday 14th December.
Letters and parcels to Denmark, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland should be posted by Friday, December 15.
For the Republic of Ireland and France, mail should be sent by Saturday, December 16.
The last posting dates apply to both standard international services and those which have tracking and signature.
For the UK, second class post should be sent by Tuesday 19th December and first class by Wednesday 20th December.
Royal Mail special delivery service deadline is Thursday 21st December.