Christmas is coming, the posties are in training, and it is time to organise the Christmas cards.
8th December 2015
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Season’s greetings to everyone are best delivered by a cheery card, for many a gift too, and for those living far and wide it is time to prepare to get them there on time.

This year the Post Office are marking the season with some very nice special postage stamps, another good reason to make a start before the stamp collectors grab them all. It is lovely to see seasonal stamps on letters and cards; it adds to the specialness of the forthcoming festivities.

Time seems to pass quite quickly, we are already well into November, so thebestof Carmarthenshire wants to give everyone a friendly nudge to Post Early for Christmas.

There are last posting dates for various parts of the World and we have listed them for you:

United Kingdom

Second Class

Saturday 19th December 

First Class

Monday 21st December 

Royal Mail Tracked 48

Saturday 19th December 

Royal Mail Tracked 24

Monday 21st December 

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed™

Wednesday 23rd December 

British Forces Post Office (BFPO)

Airmail to Operational BFPOs

Friday 27th November 

Airmail to Static BFPOs

Friday 11th December 



International Standard

(formerly Airmail)

Africa, Middle East

Friday 4th December 

Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Japan, Eastern Europe - (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Monday 7th December 

Caribbean, Central & South America

Tuesday 8th December 

Australia, Greece, New Zealand

Thursday 10th December 

Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland

Monday 14th December 

Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA

Tuesday 15th December 

Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain

Wednesday 16th December 


Thursday 17th December 

Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland

Friday 18th December 




(formerly Surface mail)

All non-European destinations (except Middle East, South Africa, Far East, the USA, Canada)

Monday 28th September 

Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)

Tuesday 29th September 

Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA

Tuesday 13th October 

Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland

Tuesday 3rd November 

Western Europe

Tuesday 17th November 

Season greetings from thebestof Carmarthenshire. Serving local businesses who serve the community.

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