Guidelines for sending your holiday cards and packages

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    PriorityTM XpresspostTM Flat rate boxTM Regular ParcelTM
    Local December 21 December 21 December 21 December 20
    Regional December 21 December 21 December 17 December 15
    National December 21 December 20 December 13 December 09
    PriorityTM XpresspostTM Flat rate boxTM Regular ParcelTM
    Local December 21 December 21 December 21 December 20
    Regional December 21 December 21 December 17 December 15
    National December 21 December 20 December 13 December 09
    Dates are between major urban centres and are dependent on origin and destination. Some restrictions apply.
    Destination Send by
    Local December 21
    Regional December 20
    National December 17
    Destination Send by
    Local December 21
    Regional December 20
    National December 17

    View dates we recommend sending your holiday packages and cards by to ensure they arrive in the U.S.A. and other international destinations on time.

    USA PriorityTM   Worldwide XpresspostTM USA

    Expedited ParcelTM USA

    Tracked Packet/Small Packet
    21-Dec 16-Dec 13-Dec 09-Dec

    Popular sending destinations

    PriorityTM Worldwide Xpresspost InternationalTM Tracked Packet/Small Packet
    Africa 10-Dec

    24-Nov

    19-Nov

    Asia 15-Dec

    25-Nov

    19-Nov

    Australia 15-Dec

    29-Nov

    25-Nov

    Central/South American and Caribbean 16-Dec

    24-Nov

    19-Nov

    China 15-Dec

    26-Nov

    26-Nov

    Europe 16-Dec 02-Dec

    26-Nov

    France 16-Dec 06-Dec 03-Dec
    Germany 16-Dec 08-Dec 07-Dec
    India 15-Dec

    26-Nov

    26-Nov

    Japan 15-Dec 06-Dec 01-Dec
    Middle East 10-Dec

    25-Nov

    19-Nov

    Netherlands 16-Dec 03-Dec 02-Dec
    New Zealand 15-Dec

    22-Nov

    19-Nov

    Switzerland 16-Dec 03-Dec

    30-Nov

    United Kingdom 16-Dec 03-Dec

    30-Nov

    USA PriorityTM   Worldwide XpresspostTM USA

    Expedited ParcelTM USA

    Tracked Packet/Small Packet
    21-Dec 16-Dec 13-Dec 09-Dec

    Popular sending destinations

    PriorityTM Worldwide Xpresspost InternationalTM Tracked Packet/Small Packet
    Africa 10-Dec

    24-Nov

    19-Nov

    Asia 15-Dec

    25-Nov

    19-Nov

    Australia 15-Dec

    29-Nov

    25-Nov

    Central/South American and Caribbean 16-Dec

    24-Nov

    19-Nov

    China 15-Dec

    26-Nov

    26-Nov

    Europe 16-Dec 02-Dec

    26-Nov

    France 16-Dec 06-Dec 03-Dec
    Germany 16-Dec 08-Dec 07-Dec
    India 15-Dec

    26-Nov

    26-Nov

    Japan 15-Dec 06-Dec 01-Dec
    Middle East 10-Dec

    25-Nov

    19-Nov

    Netherlands 16-Dec 03-Dec 02-Dec
    New Zealand 15-Dec

    22-Nov

    19-Nov

    Switzerland 16-Dec 03-Dec

    30-Nov

    United Kingdom 16-Dec 03-Dec

    30-Nov

    USA Send by
    09-Dec
    Popular sending destinations Send by
    Africa 19-Nov
    Asia 19-Nov
    Australia 25-Nov
    Central/South America and Caribbean 19-Nov
    China 26-Nov
    Europe 26-Nov
    France 03-Dec
    Germany 07-Dec
    India 26-Nov
    Japan 01-Dec
    Middle East 19-Dec
    Netherlands 02-Dec
    New Zealand 19-Nov
    Switzerland 30-Nov
    United Kingdom 30-Nov
    USA Send by
    09-Dec
    Popular sending destinations Send by
    Africa 19-Nov
    Asia 19-Nov
    Australia 25-Nov
    Central/South America and Caribbean 19-Nov
    China 26-Nov
    Europe 26-Nov
    France 03-Dec
    Germany 07-Dec
    India 26-Nov
    Japan 01-Dec
    Middle East 19-Dec
    Netherlands 02-Dec
    New Zealand 19-Nov
    Switzerland 30-Nov
    United Kingdom 30-Nov

    Other mail services

    Customs form

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