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Postal Service Provides Guide to Mailing Season’s Greetings

December 2, 2011

Postal Service Provides Guide to Mailing Season’s Greetings
Source: U.S. Postal Service

With 16.5 billion cards, letters and packages to be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the U.S. Postal Service has shipping tips to help make sure gifts are delivered promptly and safely during the holiday season.

The Postal Service recommends the following mail-by dates to ensure gifts arrive on time:
Dec. 3 – Military mail destined for Afghanistan
Dec. 10 – Military mail for other overseas bases
Dec. 15 – Parcel Post, the most economical shipping service
Dec. 20 – First-Class Mail
Dec. 21 – Priority Mail
Dec. 22 – Express Mail

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