Last Recommended Christmas Postage Dates for UK Royal Mail – 2012
If you have cards or presents to send either within the United Kingdom or further afield, these are the 2012 postage dates you need to know to for a pre-Christmas delivery using the Royal Mail.
These dates can never be 100% guaranteed so we recommend to not leave your Christmas posting to the last minute, where possible!
Don’t forget to also check out our list of all the major retailers’ last Christmas posting dates.
|Last recommended posting services||Service|
|Thursday 13 December||Standard and Mail Order Return Parcels|
|Tuesday 18 December||Second Class and Recorded Signed For™|
|Thursday 20 December||First Class and Recorded Signed For™|
|Friday 21 December||Special Delivery™ with Saturday Guaranteed|
|Saturday 22 December||Special Delivery™|
|International Surface Mail|
|Friday 28 September||Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, New Zealand and Australia, South America|
|Tuesday 2 October||Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)|
|Tuesday 16 October||Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, the USA and Canada|
|Tuesday 6 November||Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Malta and Iceland, Turkey|
|Tuesday 20 November||Western Europe|
|Wednesday 5 December||Asia, Australia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand|
|Friday 7 December||Africa, Caribbean, Middle East, South & Central America|
|Monday 10 December||Eastern Europe, USA and Canada|
|Wednesday 12 December||Western Europe|
|British Forces Post Office (BFPO)|
|Friday 30 November||Airmail to Operational BFPOs|
|Friday 14 December||Airmail to Static BFPOs|