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Deadlines for Sending Surface Christmas Mail

September 28, 2011

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

Country/Territory of Destination Mailing Deadline
(Please see the Notes)
Country/Territory of Destination Mailing Deadline
(Please see the Notes)
(Asia) (Middle and Near East)
Indonesia Beginning of November* Israel October 25
Korea Beginning of December* (Central and South America)
Singapore Middle of November* Argentina October 21
Thailand Middle of November* Brazil October 17
Taiwan End of November* Peru October 21
China End of November* Mexico Beginning of November*
Philippines Beginning of November* (Europe)
Hong Kong Middle of November* United Kingdom October 14
Malaysia Middle of November* Netherlands October 17
(Oceania) Spain October 21
Australia Beginning of November* Germany October 14
New Zealand Beginning of November* France October 18
Fiji Beginning of November* Russia Beginning of November*
(North America) (Africa)
Canada Beginning of November* South Africa Beginning of November*
USA October 21  
Hawaii Beginning of November*  


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.
It is recommended that you send parcels, small packets and other requiring customs inspection at the country of destination prior to the deadlines as additional time may be required.
For countries and territories not included in the table above, the Christmas mail delivery schedule is unclear and no mailing deadlines are set.
An asterisk (*) after a mailing deadline indicate that a more precise date will be announced by the end of October.

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