Canada Post Reminds Us Of Upcoming Holiday Mailing Deadlines
It's never too early to send holiday greetings!
A country as diverse as Canada means that holiday greetings are sent literally around the world, and Canada Post reminds everyone that it is already time to think about planning international holiday mailings. There are several mailing options to ensure delivery in foreign countries in time for the holidays and each product has its specific mailing deadline.
Holiday cards and packages can be sent through Canada Post to anywhere in the world and Canada Post has a service to suit everyone's needs and budget. Holiday greetings can be sent via Letter-post, Surface Parcel, Air Parcel, Xpresspost™ and Priority™ Worldwide.
The earliest suggested deadline for the most economical parcel service is October 12 for Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Parcels for Central and South America, Asia and Australia should be sent by October 18; and October 25 for Carribean and European destinations. Parcels shipped to the US should be sent by December 8. Canada Post does offer priority services for those who cannot meet these early-bird special rates.
Below is a summary of all international mailing dates:
Canada Post has a solution for domestic mailers as well, a package sent via Priority™ Next A.M. will be accepted up to December 23. Regular Parcels going across the country need to be in the mail system by December 11. Greeting cards going outside a province should be mailed by December 16; within a province by December 17; and local greetings should be in the mail by December 20.
Even though there is still plenty of time to send holiday greetings and gifts within Canada, last year Canada Post delivered over one billion cards and packages during the holiday season. It really is important to mail holiday items in time to avoid disappointment.