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Sending Christmas Cards and New Year's Cards

November 16, 2012

Deadlines for Sending Christmas Mail

The deadlines for sending Christmas mail, including cards, to various countries and territories are given in the table below.

Country/Territory of Destination Mailing Deadline(Please see Notes.)
Airmail SAL Mail Sea Mail
(Asia)
India December 3 November 28 -
Indonesia December 14 December 12 Finished
Korea December 14 - December 7
Singapore December 11 December 5 November 21
Sri Lanka December 7 December 5 -
Thailand December 14 December 11 Finished
Taiwan December 7 - November 21
China December 11 December 5 November 21
Pakistan December 12 December 7 -
Bangladesh December 12 December 5 -
Philippines December 6 November 30 Finished
Vietnam December 11 - -
Hong Kong December 11 December 7 November 16
Macao December 11 - -
Malaysia December 7 December 5 November 16
Myanmar December 7 - -
Laos December 14 - -
(North America)
Canada December 5 December 3 Finished
Hawaii December 11 December 3 November 16
USA December 11 December 3 Finished
(Central and South America)
Argentina December 7 November 30 -
El Salvador December 14 - -
Guatemala December 7 - -
Colombia December 13 December 3 -
Chile December 3 November 28 -
Trinidad and Tobago December 7 - -
Nicaragua December 12 - -
Panama December 7 - -
Brazil December 14 December 7 Finished
Venezuela December 5 - -
Peru December 12 December 7 Finished
Mexico December 13 December 3 Finished
(Near and Middle East)
UAE December 4 November 28 -
Yemen December 5 - -
Israel December 5 November 30 -
Oman December 5 - -
Qatar December 13 - -
Kuwait December 12 December 5 -
Cyprus December 13 - -
Saudi Arabia December 14 November 30 -
Bahrain December 14 December 12 -
Jordan December 7 - -
(Europe)
Ireland December 12 December 6 -
Italy December 13 December 7 -
United Kingdom December 12 December 6 Finished
Austria December 13 December 7 -
Netherlands December 14 December 7 Finished
Greece December 5 November 30 -
Switzerland December 14 December 7 -
Sweden December 14 November 30 -
Spain December 13 December 4 -
Denmark December 14 December 7 -
Germany December 12 December 6 Finished
Norway December 14 December 11 -
Hungary December 12 December 7 -
Finland December 14 December 7 -
France December 14 November 30 Finished
Belgium December 14 December 6 -
Poland December 7 December 6 -
Portugal December 14 December 7 -
Romania December 7 - -
Russia December 7 November 30 Finished
(Oceania)
Australia December 14 November 30 Finished
New Zealand December 12 December 7 Finished
Papua New Guinea December 5 - -
Fiji December 12 - Finished
(Africa)
Algeria December 6 - -
Uganda December 5 - -
Egypt December 14 - -
Ethiopia December 5 - -
Ghana December 13 - -
Kenya December 5 December 3 -
Zambia December 6 - -
Zimbabwe December 6 - -
Tanzania December 7 - -
Nigeria December 13 - -
Madagascar December 7 - -
Malawi December 7 - -
South Africa December 5 November 30 Finished
Mauritius December 13 - -
Morocco December 7 - -

Notes:

  1. These mailing deadlines are the final dates set according to the delivery information received from each country/territory in order to allow enough time for Christmas mail, including cards, to be delivered in the destination countries/territories. They are not meant to restrict mailing after the deadlines.
  2. It is recommended that you send parcels, small packets, and others requiring customs inspection at the country of destination prior to the deadlines as additional time may be required.
  3. Regarding SAL Mail, where the deadline fields are left empty means that it is either impossible to establish the time needed to deliver Christmas mail or that SAL service does not provide.
  4. Regarding Sea Mail, where the deadline fields are left empty means that it is impossible to establish the time needed for delivery of Christmas mail. Where it says "Finished", the Christmas mail shipment deadline has already passed.
  5. For countries and territories not included in the table above, the Christmas mail delivery schedule is unclear, and we therefore do not set the mail shipment deadlines.

Sending New Year's Post Cards (Nenga-jo) Overseas

New Year's Post Cards issued by Japan Post (Nenga-jo) can be sent overseas with an additional postage stamp, that is, a 20-yen stamp for Airmail.
There is no special handling such as delivering New Year's Post Cards (Nenga-jo) on New Year's Day in other countries.
Therefore, if you want to deliver the cards during the New Year season, please send your cards using the "List of Delivery Days" accessible on Japan Post's website as a reference:

"List of Delivery Days" http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/deli_days/index.html

For more information such as how to write a New Year's Greeting or how to send a New Year's Card, click below:
http://yubin-nenga.jp/ems/index.html



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