If you want to make sure your Christmas parcels and letters arrive in time you'll need to remember these dates.

Parcelforce Worldwide has announced its last posting dates for Christmas 2018.

The recommended last posting date for Parcelforce Worldwide’s next day UK services is Friday 21st December.

For its two day UK services, the recommended latest posting date is Thursday 20th December

For customers posting abroad to Western Europe, the USA & Canada using its globalexpress service, parcels must be sent by Monday, 17th December

Parcels going to the Republic of Ireland on its irelandexpress service should be sent by Wednesday, 19th December if they are to arrive in time for Christmas. 

A spokesman said: "Whilst these are the last posting dates, to guarantee delivery before Christmas customers should plan to ship their goods as early as possible to ensure all Christmas promises are met."