Christmas 2016 – UK posting dates

christmas-giftIt’s the first day of December and we can now ‘officially’ mention Christmas! Round my way we’ve already had an increase of delivery vans and hardworking folk dropping off parcels well into the evening darkness. Each year the Royal Mail issues its last posting dates. You don’t want a special Christmas gift to turn up in January!

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But, of course, things don’t always run as smoothly as hoped for and just to be on the safe side my dates are not quite so last minute.

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In the last three years I have found the Special Delivery service very good and only once has a silk scarf, boxed and packaged, temporarily taken a detour to the wrong sorting office. With the full tracking information I saw it arrive in Scotland at a sorting office on the wrong side of the loch. What was probably a 15 minute trip across the water was a 30 mile trek by road and another day added to the delivery time. A worrying time for both me and my customer, but a successful delivery in the end.

 

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Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

4 thoughts on “Christmas 2016 – UK posting dates”

    1. Truthfully, I know what you mean. Whatever happened to a gentle Christmas Eve trip to the shops to buy simple, thoughtful gifts and a string bag of tangerines. Or, is that a TV advert I’m remembering! 😉

    1. Yes, there are loads of delivery options, but I’m a nervous type and want a reliable guaranteed service. You do hear/read some terrible tales of parcels simply chucked over the fence etc, etc. 🙏🏻 – you’re right there!

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