Send your Christmas gifts and cards on time this year! Use the pricing tool above to book your Christmas parcel delivery service right away. To help you get your presents to your loved ones in time for the festivities, we’ve compiled a list of various courier delivery schedules for Christmas and New Year 2022/23.
Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are not considered public holidays in most countries. On these dates, most couriers and postal services work around the clock to deliver gifts and Christmas parcels. However, since this is a time of the year when logistics services are in extremely high demand, most shipping companies will prioritise delivering the parcels they already have instead of performing collections.
Christmas Day is usually considered a national holiday, during which most shipping companies will not work. Please take into consideration that Christmas may be celebrated on different dates depending on the country. Catholic countries usually celebrate Christmas on 25 December, while Orthodox nations have the same holiday on 7 January.
|Christmas Eve (24/12)*||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Christmas Day (25/12)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Boxing Day (26/12)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Christmas Day Substitute (27/12)**||X||X||X||X||X|
|New Year’s Eve (31/12)*||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|New Year’s Day (01/01)||X||X||X||X||X|
|New Year Bank Holiday (02/01)**||X||X||X||X||X|
Most courier deliveries and collections will resume normally on the first working day of the year 3 January 2023.
Freight transport is a bit more delicate than courier parcel delivery during the Christmas period because most roads are closed for trucks between Christmas and the New Year. As a result, logistics companies may perform collections until the last working days before Christmas, but, from 13 December onwards, shipments will be stored at their warehouses until their normal activities resume in most locations on 3 January (6 January in the UK). If you need any assistance while arranging freight transport during the Christmas season of 2022, do not hesitate to contact us via chat!
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HOW TO AVOID DELAYS
One of the main reasons for shipping delays is the high occurrence of failed delivery attempts. Here are a few tips to make sure your parcel will be successfully delivered on the 1st attempt:
Provide the correct pick-up and delivery addresses
Avoid shipping prohibited and restricted items
Schedule the collection 5-7 working days ahead
Have someone present at the delivery address
Shipping companies do their best to deliver as many parcels as possible before the holidays. However, if the courier or postal service does not deliver your parcel before Christmas, the delivery will be automatically rescheduled for the following working days.
WHAT CAN YOU SHIP?
At Eurosender, we are proud to help our customers surprising their loved ones by offering efficient solutions for 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 and family:
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Check the list of holidays between December and January in Europe and other countries.
|24 December||Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden|
|25 December||Most worldwide countries|
|26 December||Most worldwide countries|
|27 December||Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ukraine|
|31 December||Latvia, Russia, Sweden, USA|
|1 January||All countries|
|6 January||Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Germany (some regions), Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland|
|7 January||Orthodox countries|
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