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International Posting Dates for Christmas 2009

  • Author: Last Posting Dates
  • Date: Oct 19,2009

For many, sending a Christmas card to friends and relatives overseas, means the start of Christmas and a chance to catch up loved ones across the miles.

International post needs to be sent a lot earlier than European post, for obvious reasons and it’s that reason that the international posting dates need to be known as soon as possible.

Airmail is always the quickest way to send items through the post, especially at Christmas and we’ll be publishing all of the international posting dates for Christmas 2009.

International Airmail Posting Dates – Christmas 2009

Friday 4th December: South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Far East, Asia, New Zealand and Australia

Thursday 10th December: Japan, USA, Canada and Eastern Europe

Friday 11th December: Western Europe

Australia is always one of the popular destinations for Christmas cards, as are the USA and Canada.   Last posting dates for airmail to Australia is Friday 4th of December, with the last posting for the USA and Canada just under a week later on Thursday 10th of December.

Surface mail is a low cost option to send mail, cards and parcels overseas, although can take up to 12 weeks.  Posting dates for Christmas have only recently been known and already a number of destinations have missed their deadlines, such as the Middle East.

International Surface Mail Last Posting Dates

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Related info:

  1. International Surface Mail Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2009
  2. International Airmail Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2010
  3. Last posting dates for Christmas 2009 to Australia
  4. Last day for international post for Christmas 2010
  5. Last Christmas Posting Date for Australia & New Zealand – 6th December

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11 Responses for "International Posting Dates for Christmas 2009"

  1. Lynn Purser October 22nd, 2009 at 7:05 am

    What a way to run a business! I have a lot of family in Australia and it would cost me a fortune to send airmail every Christmas.
    Why is it so difficult to publish surface mail dates in plenty of time?
    Thankfully I learnt my lesson a long time ago and begin my cards and parcels as soon as the kids go back to school in September.
    This year the PO staff had no idea when surface mail dates were and I assured them that if I didn’t get post to Oz off by the end of September, it would be too late.
    It would appear many people have missed the boat! Literally!

  2. Lee - Last Posting Date October 22nd, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Hi Lynn and thanks for your comment.

    Last Posting Dates is ran by myself and I simply put up the dates as soon as I find them out, which is easier said than done…hence me setting up this site.

    All of the international posting dates are being added today, but here’s some of the key dates again:

    Australia, New Zealand etc = Friday 4th December
    USA, Canada = Thursday 10th December

    What with the recent postal strikes, I’d urge anyone with international cards, presents etc to post a little earlier to avoid delay.

    Best wishes,


    Last Posting Dates

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  5. Neville November 8th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Well done Lee. Just spent half an hour trawling the Royal Mail website – what a shambles.

  6. Fliss November 27th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Lee

    What are the obvious reasons for such early airmail postage dates for Australia, etc.? Is it because a backlog builds up awaiting suitable flights to put the post on? I can’t really think of any other reason why it should be so long compared to the rest of the year!



  7. Christmas Post November 30th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Hi Fliss.

    That’s a good question!

    I would imagine it’s so Royal Mail have a little leeway in the time it takes to get there, as well as possible delays when it gets to Australia as they will also have tons of Christmas post to deal with too.

    Don’t forget it’s this Friday (4th December) for Australia!


  8. Mike September 28th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I wanted the last surface mail postage dates for USA, New Zealand and Australia.

    But all I can find is the last surface postage dates for 2009

    and it does not specify Australia and New Zealand

  9. miss e.a.mcgowan October 9th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Hi ,
    When are you going to put out the datesfor posting for Christmas 2010, as I want surface and airmail dates for Australia .

  10. Last Posting Dates October 22nd, 2010 at 11:29 am


    Last international posting dates for both Airmail and Surface Mail can be found here:

    Hope that helps.

  11. mike November 25th, 2010 at 9:03 am

    your list is a year out of date.!!!!!!!!

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