USPS: Plan ahead to make sure your presents arrive by Christmas

USPS: Plan ahead to make sure your presents arrive by Christmas

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(FILES)US Postal Service mail delivery trucks sit idle at the Manassas Post Office in Virginia on September 5, 2011.The US Postal Service unveiled September 15, 2011 a drastic downsizing scheme for the embattled public company, including cutting 35,000 jobs, as it seeks to avoid collapse amid a "new reality" in the economy. "Faced with a massive nationwide infrastructure that is no longer financially sustainable," the USPS said it was proposing sweeping changes aimed at saving the organization up to $3 billion a year. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER / FILES (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 2:33 PM

(KMOV) – The United States Postal Services announced its deadlines for holiday mailing.

More than 15.2 billion pieces of mail are sent through the postal service from Thanksgiving to Christmas season. Monday December, 17 is expected to be the busiest day when it comes to the volume of packages, letters, and cards being mailed that day, estimating at 658 million pieces.

The USPS is encouraging shoppers to start early this year, announcing mail-by dates to make sure presents and cards arrive on time.  

Recommended mail-by dates for Christmas arrival are:

-Dec. 14—Parcel Post
-Dec. 20—First-Class Mail
-Dec. 21—Priority Mail
-Dec. 22—Express Mail

 

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