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Deadlines for Sending Surface Christmas Mail

October 24, 2012

The deadlines for sending surface Christmas mail, including cards, to various countries and territories are given in the table below.
We will announce deadlines for sending Christmas mail by Air by the end of November.

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 October 31 Brazil October 19
Korea December 7 Peru October 19
Singapore November 21 Mexico November 2
Thailand November 13 (Europe)
Taiwan November 21 United Kingdom October 15
China November 21 Netherlands October 22
Philippines November 2 Germany October 15
Hong Kong November 16 France October 19
Malaysia November 16 Russia November 13
(Oceania) (Africa)
Australia November 2 South Africa October 26
New Zealand November 5    
Fiji November 2    
(North America)    
Canada November 7    
USA October 19    
Hawaii November 16    


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.

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