For those of you with friends and relatives in Africa, New Zealand, Australia or other exotic locations you may be interested to know that the last date for posting Christmas mail via the Royal Mail International Economy Service (formerly known as surface mail) is Monday 28th September. If you miss this week on Monday date, rest assured you can still post airmail until the first or second week in December depending upon location. I think International Economy Mail Service doesn’t have a sign for option but is cheaper so might be useful those large but not too valuable parcels.
The UK last posting dates are:
Saturday December 19th – 2nd class post
Monday December 21st – 1st class post
Wednesday December 23rd – Next Day Delivery
For further details, see the Royal Mail website