When do I send my packages and cards so they arrive on-time for the 2017 holidays?

Select the service that’s right for you and remember these important dates for your gifts and greetings.

Holiday Season Suggested Mailing Dates* - Canada, United States, International

Within Canada

Holiday packages
Priority™Xpresspost™Regular parcel
December 21 December 20 December 11
Holiday cards
Local deliveryWithin your provinceOutside your province
December 20 December 19 December 18

To the United States

Holiday packages
Priority WorldwideXpresspostExpedited Parcel™ - USA
December 20 December 16 December 12
Holiday cards
December 12

To the rest of the world

Holiday packages
Priority WorldwideXpresspostAir parcels/packetsSurface parcels/packets
December 19 December 8 December 1 October 28
Asia / Australia / New Zealand
December 18 December 8 December 1 October 3
Central / South America / Caribbean
December 19 December 8 December 1 October 18
December 16 December 1 November 25 October 3
Middle East
December 16 December 8 December 1 October 3
Holiday cards
Europe December 5
Asia / Australia / New Zealand December 5
Central / South America / Caribbean December 5
Africa November 21
Middle East December 5

Download mailing dates chart

* Subject to change without notice. Between major urban centres and are dependent on origin and destination. Some restrictions apply. Consult the Postal Guide for details or your local post office. See Priority™ Worldwide Terms and Conditions.

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