USPS sets mailing deadlines for Christmas and extends hours at some post offices
The US Postal Service has rolled out its holiday schedule with some deadlines and some expanded hours in the coming days...Charles Fishburne reports.
All area post office windows will close at noon Friday, December 24th and noon Friday, December 31st, but there will be full delivery those days. And if you want mail delivered for Christmas, some other dates to keep in mind.
Boule: Our parcel post, which is our slowest form of mail, is, the mailing deadline is December 15th.
Cathy Boule, US Postal Service.
Boule: After that, your first-class mail, which is normally your cards and letters, December 20th will be the cut-off date. Priority mail, you have a little longer, you've got until December 21st; and if you absolutely, positively want it there by Christmas, then we can still send it Express Mail on December 22nd and it will be guaranteed.
There will be extended service hours at many local post offices; check usps.com for yours. Busiest day is December 20th.
Boule: The Monday before Christmas is historically the busiest mailing day of the year. We expect to handle over 800 million pieces alone.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News