IF YOU are posting cards and presents overseas to friends and relatives this year you need to know the final dates for guaranteed Christmas delivery.
For post going to Japan, USA, Canada and Eastern Europe everything must be sent by Friday, December 10.
If your mail is going to Western Europe the final post date is Monday, December 13.
Royal Mail area general manager for North and Mid Wales Ian Johnston said: 'With an estimated postbag of more than 2.1 billion cards and letters expected to be sent this Christmas both nationally and internationally - almost 150 million being handled in mail centres and delivery offices serving Wales - the message is post early and post first class.
'And don't forget to use the full address and postcode.'
Postcodes can be obtained by ringing the postcode hotline on 0906 302 1222 (weekdays 9-5), 08457 111222 (after 6pm and weekends) or log onto the Royal Mail website www.royalmail.com/postcodes.