The Royal courier encourages customers to order their Christmas presents well in advance to avoid disappointment this Christmas.
The parcel delivery company warned customers to order gifts and purchases online well in advance, and to display their festive greetings early, to help their letter carriers and wives deliver the festive bumper mailbag.
Its latest recommended publication dates to get the mail in time for Christmas are:
The latest UK recommended release dates for Christmas 2021 are:
Saturday, December 18
- 2nd class
- 2nd class signed for
- Royal Courier 48
Tuesday, December 21
- 1st class
- 1st class signed for
Thursday 23 December
- Special delivery guaranteed
Further information can be found on Royal Mail website.
Royal Mail issues Christmas stamps for 2021
In the midst of the Christmas warning, Royal courier unveiled its new collection of stamps for Christmas 2021 featuring scenes from the Nativity.
The new stamps are illustrated by the internationally renowned artist, Jorge Cocco.
The illustrations warmly reflect the biblical story of the Nativity from the Annunciation to the journey of the Magi and the birth of Christ.
Cocco’s work has won numerous awards and has been acquired by important collectors. His work has been exhibited in 16 museums around the world.
Royal courier also worked with Dr Andrew Davison Starbridge, Associate Professor of Theology and Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge on the issue of stamps.
David Gold, Director of External Affairs and Policy at Royal Mail, said: âFor many, the launch of our annual Christmas stamps marks the start of their festive planning.
“We hope people enjoy these beautiful illustrations from the Christmas story and that they will be encouraged to mail their cards and packages early this year.”
The stamps are on sale from today (2 November) and will be available on the Royal Mail website, by phone on 03457 641 641 and at 7,000 post offices across the UK.