Recommended UK last Christmas posting dates:UK Special Delivery: Monday 23rd December
1st Class (UK): Friday 20th December
2nd Class (UK): Wednesday 18th December
Recommended international last Christmas posting dates:
Western Europe: Saturday 14th December
Eastern Europe: Monday 9th December
USA: Friday 13th December
Canada, France, Greece & Poland: Tuesday 10th December
South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East: Friday 6th December
Asia, Far East, and New Zealand: Wednesday 4th December
Australia: Thursday 5th 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)
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