Christmas posting dates

THE millions of people who are sending cards this Christmas can help Royal Mail by posting early - ahead of the last posting dates.

Last posting dates:

International airmail - December 5: Australia and New Zealand, South and Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia and the Far East (except Japan)

December 10: USA, Canada, Japan and Eastern Europe

December 12: Western Europe

Second Class: December 18

First Class: December 20

Special Delivery: December 23