Christmas is an especially busy time for most businesses and especially those involved with producing Direct Mail.

It’s important that everything is ready in time for Royal Mail’s final posting deadlines to ensure mail is delivered before Christmas.

This year, the Second Class deadline is Wednesday, 18th December and for First Class it is Friday, 20th.

Allow extra time if posting overseas. Our recommendation is for European mail to be posted no later than Thursday, 12th December and for more distant destinations Monday, 9th December.

Royal Mail Delivery Dates

Royal Mail won’t be making deliveries on Christmas Day or Boxing day but will resume on Friday 27th before ceasing again on New Years Day.

We’re always on hand to speak to for advice when planning any Mailing and are more than happy to discuss timings for any festive campaigns you’re planning.


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