These are the last Christmas posting dates for UK mail

Royal Mail has announced the latest recommended posting dates to ensure parcels arrive in time for Christmas (Photo: Getty Images)

The festive period is a busy time and with so much organising to do ahead of the big day, it can be easy to leave some tasks until the last minute - including sorting out your Christmas mail.

If you are planning to send out presents to your nearest and dearest, Royal Mail has specific posting dates to ensure your parcels and cards arrive on time.

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You may have missed the boat for international deliveries, but you can still get domestic mail to its destination in time for the big day. Here's everything you need to know.

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Christmas posting dates in the UK

To ensure all of your letters and parcels arrive in time for Christmas in the UK, Royal Mail recommends posting by the following dates:

Wednesday 18 December

2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For

Friday 20 December

1st Class and 1st Class Signed For and Royal Mail Tracked 48

Saturday 21 December

Royal Mail Tracked 24

Monday 23 December

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