2018 Christmas Postage Dates

Welcome to the beautiful festive season of panic buying, wrapping and posting.

It might sound simple, but ensuring your perfect gift arrives in time can be trickier than you think.

Whether you’re looking to post an item or receive it before 25 December; it’s important that you know your deadlines to avoid tears on Christmas morning – and to help, we’ve broken down the key dates for your diary below.

Royal Mail has officially published its recommended posting dates for Christmas 2018

Dates in full:

Tuesday 18 December – Royal Mail 2nd Class |  Royal Mail Signed For 2nd® Class

Thursday 20 December – Royal Mail 1st Class  |  Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class  |  Parcelforce Worldwide express48 & express48 Large

Friday 21 December – Parcelforce Worldwide express24, AM, 9 & 10

Saturday 22 December – Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®


Information provided by the Post Office