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Deadlines for Sending Surface Christmas Mail

October 10, 2012

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) (Central and South America)
Indonesia Beginning of November* Brazil October 19
Korea Beginning of December* Peru October 19
Singapore Middle of November* Mexico Beginning of November*
Thailand Middle of November* (Europe)
Taiwan End of November* United Kingdom October 15
China End of November* Netherlands October 22
Philippines Beginning of November* Germany October 15
Hong Kong Middle of November* France October 19
Malaysia Middle of November* Russia Beginning of November*
(Oceania) (Africa)
Australia Beginning of November* South Africa Beginning of November*
New Zealand Beginning of November*    
Fiji Beginning of November*    
(North America)    
Canada Beginning of November*    
USA October 19    
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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