Are you sending Christmas cards and presents to distant loved ones this year? Use our 2014 postal dates guide below to ensure everything arrives in time for December 25th.
An Post size guide
Letters or postcards between 0.18 x 90 x 140mm
and 5 x 162 x 235mm and weighing up to 100g.
- Large Envelopes between 0.18 x 90 x 140mm and 25
x 300 x 400mm and weighing up to 500g.
- Packets from 25 x 70 x 100mm with a combined
height, width and depth no larger than 900m and no single dimension over 600mm.
For tubes, the length plus twice the diameter can be no more than 1,040mm, with
no single dimension over 900mm. The maximum weight is 2kg.
- Parcels are anything larger or heavier than a
packet with a maximum length of 1.5m, a maximum girth (2x (length + depth)) of
3m and a maximum weight of 20kg.
Shipping to the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland
You have until December 20th to send Standard
Post letters and parcels to addresses in the Republic of Ireland or Northern
Ireland. You have until the same date to ship via Registered Post, which allows
you to track your parcel and gets a signature upon delivery.
The last chance to send letters and parcels is December 22nd,
the cut-off point for Express Post services. You get your money back if these
items are not delivered by the next working day:
Shipping to Great Britain
You have until December 19th to ship Christmas
letters and parcels to Great Britain (Scotland, Wales or England):
Shipping to the rest of Europe
The last postage date for Standard Post Parcels is December
13th. You have until December 18th for Registered Post,
and December 19th for Standard Post Letters/Postcards and
International Courier Service mail:
Shipping to the rest of the world
Sending mail to the USA? You have until December 6th
to ship Standard Post Parcels and Registered Post, December 11th for
Standard Post Letters/Postcards, and December 19th for International
Elsewhere, it’s December 6th for Standard Post and
Registered Post, and December 19th for International Courier