Last post reminder issued

Royal Mail is reminding people of the last posting dates for their Christmas cards with a special postmark. The launch of the postmark marks just 8 days until the last posting date for First Class mail '“ Wednesday 21 December.

Tuesday, 13th December 2016, 1:33 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:38 pm
Claire Sugden MLA meeting with delivery office staff to offer her support during the busy period running up to Christmas.

Royal Mail has been planning its festive operations since April and is preparing to handle millions of items a day in the run up to the big day.

As Christmas Day fast approaches, the postmark acts as another reminder for consumers to put their presents and cards in the post in enough time for them to arrive before the big day. For those items being sent to Europe recommended posting dates for International Standard are:

The recommended last posting dates for UK Christmas delivery are:

· Second Class – Tuesday 20 December

· First Class - Wednesday 21 December

· Special Delivery – Thursday 22 December

· pecial Delivery Guaranteed – Friday 23 December

The special postmark will be applied to UK stamped mail from Tuesday, December 13. It will say ‘It’s Christmas time! Last posting dates, First class: 21 December, Second class: 20 December’.