Royal Mail has announced the last recommended posting dates for customers sending Christmas cards and gifts by airmail.
Wednesday 5 December is the latest recommended date for addresses in Asia, the Far East (including Japan), Australia and New Zealand.
Customers sending cards and gifts to destinations in South & Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East are advised to send these items by Friday 7 December.
The latest recommended date for Eastern Europe, the USA and Canada is Monday 10 December. For destinations in Western Europe the latest date for airmail cards and gifts is Wednesday 12 December.