Royal Mail have teamed up with actor Tom Baker, to announce recommended posting dates for Christmas delivery.
At the launch, the former Doctor Who star urged people to post early.
He said: “It’s the time of year when we want to remember our nearest and dearest and for those of us who can’t travel to see everyone, a card at Christmas can mean a lot to loved ones in far flung places. Not everyone can travel through time to see those we would like to, so it makes sense to post early for the festive season.”
Mike Newnham, Royal Mail’s chief customer officer, added: “As we do every year, we encourage people to post early and order presents early to help us spread the workload in the run up to Christmas.”
Recommended dates for UK Christmas delivery are:-
First class - Friday, December 20; Second class - Wednesday, December 18; Special delivery guaranteed – Monday, December 23.
Customers sending Christmas cards and presents abroad are also being encouraged to post early. Recommended dates for airmail Christmas delivery are:-
Wednesday, December 4 - for Asia, the Far East, New Zealand; Thursday, December 5 - for Australia; Friday, December 6 - for Africa, Caribbean, Central and South America, Middle East; Monday, December 9 - for Cyprus, Eastern Europe; Tuesday, December 10 - for Canada, France, Greece, Poland; Friday, December 13 - for USA; Saturday, December 14 - Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland).