If you’re buying online this year or posting your presents and cards to your friends or relatives make sure you check the last dates for posting.
Standard parcels is Friday the 13th of December
Both the Royal Mail Standard 2nd Class and 2nd Class Recorded Delivery is the Wednesday the 18th of December 2013
The Royal Mail Standard 1st Class and 1st Class Recorded Delivery is Friday the 20th of December 2013
Special Delivery is Monday the 21st of December 2013 with Tuesday delivery guaranteed.
For international dates check the Royal Mail website.
Parcelforce’s express48 last date is Friday the 20th of December
UK Next Day is Monday the 23rd of December
Global Express between the 16th and the 18th of December so please go to the Parcelforce site and check the destination for exact dates.
If you are booking for a collection make sure you do so 24 hours before the last posting date.
Some online retailers last posting dates vary so make sure you check each website before you buy.
You can see more information about last posting dates and some facts about stamps over on the Post Office blog.