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Last Posting Dates for Christmas

7th December 2016

AAMNFTIt’s that joyful time of year we get to sit down and write the Christmas Cards. We all love it, the first one you like to write a little message, maybe draw a cute little Rudolph figure. But by the time you get to the 24th card they should consider themselves lucky you even managed to write your name!

I’m writing my own Christmas cards this evening and I remember a story a friend told me. Every year he writes a list of who sends him a card, and then rates the quality of each card. And if the card is too cheap, one of those cards that the paper is so thin it can’t stand up by itself, they get crossed off his Christmas Card list!

And as the doors of the advent calendars open its important to remember to order your cards in time or you may end up with the cheap multipack from the local garage. Here are our recommended dates to get your rude Christmas card orders in.

Last Days for Ordering

Royal Mail has its last days for posting to ensure orders get to their destinations in time for Christmas. Below are the dates we recommend ordering by to ensure we can get it out to you in time for Doctor Who Day.

All orders are sent Royal Mail 1st Class for UK Orders, and Royal Mail International Standard (or Airmail as the rest of us call it) for international orders.

  • New Zealand / Australia – Thursday 8th December 2016
  • USA / Canada – Tuesday 13th December 2016
  • Europe – Monday 12th December 2016
  • Ireland – Thursday 15th December 2016
  • British Forces BFPO – Thursday 8th December
  • UK – Friday 16th December

Royal Mail advertises Wednesday 21st December as the last date for posting, but we would rather have a few extra days to ensure the cards and naughty gifts get to you in plenty of time.

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