Published on December 10th, 2018 | by Sam Rose
Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2018
With just over two weeks left until Christmas Day, have you got your parcels and cards ready in time for the last posting dates for Christmas 2018?
It’s safe to say that preparations for Christmas are well and truly underway now we’ve reached the second week in December! From choosing decorations for the tree to writing out your Christmas cards, it’s certainly one of the busiest times of the year. But amidst all the excitement and anticipation, make sure you don’t forget the last posting dates for Christmas 2018! Luckily the Post Office Shop has you covered this Christmas for all your seasonal postal supplies and gift ideas, along with the dates you need to make a note of!
Christmas 2018 Last Posting Dates
Here are the important dates you need to know about in order to get your gifts and letters to loved ones in time for Christmas:
- The last posting date for Second Class UK Mail is on Tuesday 18th December.
- The last posting date for First Class UK Mail is on Thursday 20th December.
- The last posting date for UK Mail sent via the Royal Mail Tracked 48 service is also on Thursday 20th December.
- The last posting date for UK Mail sent via the Royal Mail Tracked 24 service is on Friday 21st December.
- The last posting date for UK Mail sent via the Royal Mail Special Guaranteed™ service is on Saturday 22nd December.
Christmas 2018 with the Post Office Shop
Whether it’s some last-minute postal supplies you require or a few special gift ideas for loved ones, the Post Office Shop has everything you need to make Christmas just that little bit more special. Here are a few of our hand-picked suggestions to add some extra sparkle to your Christmas celebrations!
For the Collector…
Nothing will bring a smile to any collector’s face more this Christmas than presenting them with a Christmas 2018 Presentation Pack! Illustrated by Andrew Davidson and brandishing a unique Gouache painting technique, these stamps highlight wintry scenes of postboxes, each surrounded by everyday life in towns and in the countryside.
This fully illustrated Presentation Pack contains all eight special stamps from the recent Christmas 2018 issue. It comes complete with a poem drawn from an anonymous Christmas card (c. 1860-90), courtesy of The Postal Museum and reads: “How doth the little Pillar-Box, at every corner stand, and gathers letters all the day, from every sort of hand.”
For the Perfectionist…
For those who love to add a finishing touch to their Christmas gifts, look no further than our great range of themed Gift Boxes. Available in a variety of sizes and sizes, these Gift Boxes are perfect for creating a personal touch with your gifts this Christmas!
Why not opt for a traditional yet stylish looking Postpak Small Parcel Gift Box, perfect for little trinkets and special items that need to be kept safe whilst sent in the Christmas post! Featuring a beautifully detailed design to look similar to a real life present, it’s just as secure as regular PostPak mailing boxes thanks to its pop-up assembly and self-locking tabs located from the lid into the front.
Feeling a little cheesier this season? Then a fun and colourful Postpak Wallace & Gromit Christmas Mailing Box could be just the ticket to add some character to your sent gifts! It’s perfect for sending those techy presents in too such as Cameras, CDS, DVD’s and any other items that weigh under 2kg! For creating a Christmas treat stash to send in the post, you can’t go wrong with PostPak!
For the Difficult to Buy For…
Stumped on what exciting gift you can buy for your ‘Secret Santa’ this year? Perhaps you’ve got a friend or family member who’s perhaps a little more difficult to buy for at Christmas time? Then a peek over at our Gifting section might be just what you need to feel a bit more inspired.
Featuring a great choice of items such as Framed Stamps, Mugs, Pin Badges and even LEGO Stationery, there’s something here to create the perfect stocking filler or a memorable gift they’ll be likely to treasure for many Christmases to come!