Holiday Shipping & Mailing Deadlines

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The Holiday Season is just around the corner.  Are you aware of the shipping deadlines for sending packages and greetings to your loved ones?  Holiday shipping tips:  Double-check addresses. Shake boxes to make sure they are well packed. 

The following dates are recommended by the post office to insure your holiday packages and greetings get to their destination for delivery by December 25th.

*Nov 6th– APO/FPO/DPO (all ZIPs) USPS Retail Ground.

*Dec 9th– APO/FPO/DPO (all ZIPs) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail.

*Dec 15th–  USPS Retail Ground.

*Dec 17th– First-Class Mail (including greeting cards).

*Dec 18th– First-class packages.

*Dec 18th– Priority Mail.  

*Dec 23rd — Priority Mail Express service (no guarantee for this delivery).

Busiest Time:  The Postal Service busiest time starts two weeks before Christmas.  Beginning with the week of Dec. 6th.  Customer traffic is expected to increase, the week of Dec. 14-21st predicting  this to be the busiest mailing, shipping and delivery week.

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