Do you need to know the last recommended posting dates for your Christmas cards? 

Want to know how many extra vehicles Royal Mail will be using to deliver the Christmas post to customers? 

All these facts and more can be found in the handy Royal Mail Christmas Advent Calendar 2017.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

The helpful calendar details all the last posting dates for Christmas, including airmail.

Find out when you're most lucky to be stuck in a queue posting your presents or waiting to return a parcel after Christmas.

Only 1.7% of people we asked said that a message over WhatsApp would be the most meaningful way of receiving Christmas well wishes. Help us this Christmas by making sure you always include a postcode and post your items early.