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Gift Givers & Online Sellers: USPS 2011 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Nothing worse than missing the mailing deadline!

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This Holiday season, let the United States Postal Service® show you how easy it is to ship all of your holiday packages.  With many choices for flat-rate shipping, free package pickup, new holiday forever stamps, select Post Offices™ and USPS.com® are carrying a wide variety of products for holiday gift giving, gift wrapping and gift sending.  Please consider using Postal Service™ products and services to make your holiday shipping less stressful and hectic.

The Postal Service wants to make sure that you send all of your holiday mail in time for your family and friends to receive and enjoy for the holidays.  Therefore, in order to ensure timely delivery of your cards, letters or packages, please note the shipping deadlines for the following different types of mail:

DOMESTIC MAIL DEADLINES

Domestic Mail Class

Deadline

FIRST CLASS MAIL®

DEC. 20

PRIORITY MAIL®

DEC. 21

EXPRESS MAIL®

DEC. 22 (Check your local Post Office)

PARCEL POST®

DEC. 15

Following is a list of related holiday dates:

  • First night of Hanukkah (Chanukah ) - Dec. 20th at Sunset
  • Christmas Eve - Dec. 24th
  • Christmas Day - Dec. 25th
  • Kwanzaa - Dec. 26, 2011 - Jan. 1, 2012