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Sending Christmas Cards and New Year's Cards

November 15, 2011

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/Ter-
ritory of Destination
Mailing Deadline
(Please see Notes.)
Airmail SAL Mail Sea Mail
Asia
India December 2 November 28 -
Indonesia December 16 December 12 Finished
Korea December 16 - December 9
Singapore December 13 December 5 November 15
Sri Lanka December 8 December 5 -
Thailand December 16 December 12 November 15
Taiwan December 8 - November 21
China December 9 December 5 November 21
Pakistan December 12 December 9 -
Bangladesh December 12 December 5 -
Philippines December 6 December 2 Finished
Vietnam December 9 - -
Hong Kong December 13 December 9 November 18
Macao December 13 - -
Malaysia December 9 December 5 Finished
Myanmar December 9 - -
Laos December 16 - -
North America
Canada December 5 December 2 Finished
Hawaii December 9 December 2 Finished
USA December 9 December 1 Finished
Central and South America
Argentina December 9 December 2 Finished
El Salvador December 14 - -
Guatemala December 9 - -
Colombia December 13 December 2 -
Chile December 2 November 28 -
Trinidad and Tobago December 9 - -
Nicaragua December 12 - -
Panama December 9 - -
Brazil December 14 December 9 Finished
Venezuela December 5 - -
Peru December 12 December 7 Finished
Mexico December 13 December 2 Finished
(Near and Middle East)
UAE December 2 November 28 -
Yemen December 5 - -
Israel December 5 December 2 Finished
Oman December 5 - -
Qatar December 13 - -
Kuwait December 12 December 5 -
Cyprus December 13 - -
Saudi Arabia December 14 December 2 -
Bahrain December 14 December 12 -
Jordan December 9 - -
(Europe)
Ireland December 12 December 6 -
Italy December 13 December 9 -
United Kingdom December 12 December 6 Finished
Austria December 13 December 7 -
Netherlands December 16 December 7 Finished
Greece December 5 November 30 -
Switzerland December 15 December 9 -
Sweden December 15 December 2 -
Spain December 13 December 2 Finished
Denmark December 14 December 9 -
Germany December 12 December 6 Finished
Norway December 16 December 13 -
Hungary December 9 December 9 -
Finland December 16 December 9 -
France December 15 December 2 Finished
Belgium December 16 December 6 -
Poland December 9 December 6 -
Portugal December 14 December 7 -
Romania December 9 - -
Russia December 9 December 2 Finished
Oceania
Australia December 14 December 2 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 16 - -
Ethiopia December 5 - -
Ghana December 13 - -
Kenya December 5 December 1 -
Zambia December 6 - -
Zimbabwe December 6 - -
Tanzania December 9 - -
Nigeria December 13 - -
Madagascar December 9 - -
Malawi December 7 - -
South Africa December 5 December 1 Finished
Mauritius December 13 - -
Morocco December 9 - -

Notes:

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 others requiring customs inspection at the country of destination prior to the deadlines as additional time may be required.
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.
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.
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:

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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