Courier delivery schedule for Christmas & New Year 2020/2021
Send your Christmas gifts and cards on time this year! Follow our expert’s guidelines on how to send your Christmas presents in the mail or by courier and benefit from our diversified range of global shipping services. To make sure you don’t miss the deadline to send your parcel, we made a list of the last posting dates along with the couriers’ delivery schedule for Christmas and New Year 2020/21.
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WHEN TO SHIP CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Couriers’ delivery schedule for Christmas and New Year 2020/2021
Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are not considered public holidays in most countries. Therefore, most couriers and postal service will work on these dates, performing deliveries of Christmas gifts and parcels. However, since this is a time of the year when logistics services are in extremely high demand, most couriers will give priority to delivering the packages they already have instead of performing collections.
Please take into consideration that Christmas may be celebrated on different dates depending on the country. Catholic countries usually celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December, while Orthodox nations have the same holiday on the 7th of January. Check the full calendar for European countries.
Check if DPD, DHL, FedEx, Royal Mail and UPS will perform deliveries on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve in 2020:
|Christmas Eve (24/12)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Christmas Day (25/12)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Boxing Day (26/12)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Boxing Day Substitute (28/12)*||X||✓||✓||X||X|
|New Year’s Eve (31/12)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|New Year’s Day (01/01)||X||X||X||X||X|
Freight transport – Last shipping dates before Christmas
Freight transport is a bit more delicate than parcel delivery during the Christmas period because most roads are closed for trucks between the holidays of Christmas and New Year’s. As a result, logistics companies may perform collections until the last working days before Christmas, but, from 18th of December onwards, the shipment will be stored at their warehouse until their normal shipping activities are resumed on the 7th of January. If you need any assistance while arranging freight transport during the Christmas season of 2020, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!
Tips to avoid parcel delivery delays during the Christmas period
Since most couriers and postal services do not perform deliveries on Christmas or New Year’s Day, we have gathered a couple of tips to ensure you will have a successful parcel delivery on the 1st attempt.
Provide the correct pick-up and delivery address
Avoid shipping prohibited and restricted items
Schedule the collection 5-7 working days ahead
What to do if the courier does not deliver your parcel before Christmas?
Please have in mind that the shipping companies do their best to deliver as many packages as possible before the holidays. However, if the courier or postal service does not deliver your parcel before Christmas, you can be sure they will do so on the following working days. There is no need to reschedule the delivery service in this case.
WHAT TO SEND FOR CHRISTMAS
Christmas gifts ideas for long-distance friends, family, or girlfriends
At Eurosender, we are proud to help our customers surprising their loved ones by sending Christmas gifts and cards abroad. It does not matter how big or small your package is; we can always find the best and most affordable solution for you! Here are a few ideas of Christmas gifts to send to long-distance friends, family, or girlfriends.
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Holiday season 2020/21
|December 1st, 2020||Portugal|
|December 6th, 2020||Finland|
|December 8th, 2020||Albania, Italy, North Macedonia, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland (most cantons)|
|December 24th, 2020||Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia|
|December 25th, 2020||All Western European countries, Albania, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Hungary, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, USA|
|December 26th, 2020||Australia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Swtizerland, UK|
|December 28th, 2020||New Zealand, Scotland, UK|
|December 31st, 2020||Latvia|
|January 1st, 2021||All countries|
|January 2nd, 2021||Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Scotland, Switzerland|
|January 4th, 2021||Albania, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland|
|January 5th, 2021||Russia|
|January 6th, 2021||Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland|
|January 7th, 2021||Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine|
|January 8th, 2021||Montenegro, Russia|
|January 18th, 2021||USA|
|January 24th – January 30th, 2021||China|
FAQs – Parcel delivery during Christmas period 2020
Can you send wrapped Christmas gifts in the mail?
How early should I schedule the delivery of my Christmas gifts?
To avoid any complications, you should mail your Christmas gifts as early as possible. We recommend organising the collection no later than the 15th of December if you are using the Standard or Express Services and until the 14th of December for freight shipments if you need them to be delivered before the Christmas holidays. However, please bear in mind that the delivery estimations are predictions and, therefore, are not guaranteed.
If you are in doubt about when to ship your Christmas gifts or cards, send us a message, and we will be happy to help you arrange everything.