Recommended UK last Christmas posting dates:UK Special Delivery: Tuesday 23rd December
1st Class (UK): Saturday 20th December
2nd Class (UK): Thursday 18th December
Recommended international last Christmas posting dates:
Western Europe: Saturday 13th December
Eastern Europe, Cyprus & Greece: Monday 8th December
USA: Friday 12th December
Canada & Poland: Tuesday 9th December
South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East: Friday 5th December
Asia, Far East, and New Zealand: Wednesday 3rd December
Australia: Thursday 4th December
Christmas stamps, featuring all sorts of festive characters like Santa Claus and Decoration Deer, will be on sale at Post Office branches and on the Royal Mail's website from 6 November. They'll include letter and large letter stamps.
60p 1st class letter: For the majority of Christmas cards (under 100g)
90p 1st class large letter: For large or bulky Christmas cards (under 100g, between these sizes: Length 240-353mm, width 165-250mm, thickness 5-25mm)
50p 2nd class letter: Suitable for the majority of Christmas cards (under 100g)
69p 2nd class large letter: For very large or bulky Christmas cards (under 100g, between these sizes: Length 240-353mm, width 165-250mm, thickness 5-25mm
Want to make sure you're in to get last-minute present deliveries? Here are the delivery dates for Christmas 2014.
Monday 22 December normal deliveries
Tuesday 23 December normal deliveries
Wednesday 24 December normal deliveries
Christmas Day no deliveries
Boxing Day no deliveries
Saturday 27 December normal deliveries
Sunday 28 December no deliveries
Monday 29 December normal deliveries
Tuesday 30 December normal deliveries
Wednesday 31 December normal deliveries
New Year’s Day no deliveries
Friday 2 January normal deliveries (excluding Scotland as it's Bank Holiday)
Saturday 3 January normal deliveries
PostcodesIf you don't know the postcodes of your nearest and dearest, then don't worry - Royal Mail has a handy postcode checker online. All you need to do is type in the first line of an address and it'll generate a postcode for you.
BranchesTo find out your nearest Post Office branch and its opening hours, visit postoffice.co.uk or ring 08457 22 33 44.
Letters to SantaDid you know that there is a real address for Santa Claus?
Write a letter using and then kids can post their letters off to Santa with a stamp to:
Get it sent off by the first week in December and you should get a response.
Get more info on post in time for Christmas from royalmail.com