The Isle of Man Post Office has announced its final posting dates.
Letters and packages for Eastern Europe, Greece and Cyprus should go by Monday, December 8, and to Canada and Poland by Tuesday , December 9.
Mail bound for the United States should be sent no later than Friday, December 12, while Saturday, December 13 is the last day for delivery to western Europe, excluding Greece and Poland.
The last posting date for sending letters and packets to the UK is Saturday, December 20.
For local deliveries, Post Office customers have until Monday, December 22 to send mail – both letters and parcels – for delivery in time for Christmas.
The final day for using Special Delivery next-day guaranteed service for UK, Channel Islands and local delivery and Parcelforce ‘next day’ is Tuesday, December 23.
Don’t forget that the friends and family of British forces personnel can send letters and parcels up to 2kg free of charge to any static British Forces Post Office (BFPO) address. Mail must be sent by December 12.
For full details of last posting dates visit www.iompost.com/christmas
For those receiving parcels, the Post Office’s retail network will be open as normal in the lead up to Christmas but will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and 4pm on New Year’s Eve.
All Post Offices will be closed on Christmas Day until December 27 and again on New Year’s Day.
The customer services centre at Postal Headquarters in Douglas is open from 7am to 7.30pm Monday to Friday all year round. On Christmas Eve the posting counter will be open for collecting and sending parcels until 5pm.
Customers that miss their parcel delivery can arrange for their item to be redelivered to their home address by completing an online redelivery request.
Or to avoid missing any deliveries, customers can sign up for the Post Office’s ‘Safe Place’ service, allowing packages to be left in a safe place as nominated by you.
Details can be found at www.iompost.com