The earliest date is next week - October 12!
OTTAWA, October 7, 2010 /Canada NewsWire/ - Even though the holiday season seems far away, Canada Post would like to remind everyone that it is already time to think about planning international holiday mailings. As they do every year, foreign countries have notified Canada Post of the optimal time to send holiday cards and parcels to ensure delivery in their country in time for the holidays.
The earliest suggested deadline for the most economical parcel service is October 12 for Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Parcels for Central and South America, Asia and Australia should be sent by October 18; and October 25 for Carribean and European destinations. Parcels shipped to the US should be sent by December 8. Canada Post does offer priority services for those who cannot meet these early-bird special rates.