USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Here are the absolute last USPS mail-by dates for making sure presents land under the tree in time:

Letters and Cards: Dec 20
Priority Mail: Dec 20
Express Mail: Dec 22
Parcel Post: Dec 15

Check the USPS site for deadlines for military mail.

Holiday Shipping Calendar [USPS]
(Photo: Del Far)


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  1. swedub says:

    According to FedEX their deadlines are …

    Express: Dec 22
    Ground/Home: Dec 17


  2. ecwis says:

    Yeah, save yourself some unnecessary stress this Christmas and use FedEx instead of USPS. As far as I know, USPS only provides “guidelines” rather than guarantees.

    So go to any FedEx (Kinko’s) store to ship your package.

    Or better yet, open a FedEx account online [] and you can print labels online, and either drop them off or request a pickup. FedEx will even send you free labels and express packaging! :-)

  3. synergy says:

    USPS has worked just fine for me. I also don’t wait around until Dec 20 to mail anything. Usually it gets mailed around Dec 10 and it has 2 weeks to get where it needs to get. I don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get it there in time or bite my nails about whether it’s going to get stuck somewhere in transit for days.

    Nice pic for the post. I have a pic of one of those mailboxes from when one was placed in my town.

  4. STrRedWolf says:

    USPS said in a press release that the deadline for military delivery is Dec 2nd. GET YOUR IPODS FOR YOUR TROUPS NOW!