USPS Holiday ShippingDid you know that 15.5 billion cards, letters and packages will be sent and delivered this holiday season through the U.S. Postal Service? That’s a lot of love! To make sure that your special someone receives your holiday wishes on time, follow these shipping tips provided by the USPS:

  • Enjoy convenience: Order free Priority Mail shipping supplies on and have them delivered to your door, free of charge.
  • Be informed: Check to verify that your items can be shipped.
  • Pack smart: Pick a strong and sturdy box, cushion contents with packing peanuts, newspaper or bubble wrap and tape it closed with strong packing tape.
  • Save a trip: Visit to pay for postage and request free Package Pickup at your door.
  • Track it: Sign up for text and email alerts through to track the delivery status of your packages.
  • Gift options: Pick up a gift card from your local Post Office; they make great gifts for family and friends.

USPS 2014 Christmas Shipping Deadlines:

  • Dec. 2   – First-Class Mail International
  • Dec. 2   – Priority Mail International
  • Dec. 10 – Priority Mail Express International
  • Dec. 15 – Standard Post
  • Dec. 17 – Global Express Guaranteed
  • Dec. 20 – First-Class Mail
  • Dec. 20 – Priority Mail
  • Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express*

The dates listed above are the earliest deadlines for international and military mail.
*Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed Dec. 22–25.

Also, don’t forget to dress up your letter with holiday stamps — see the 2014 stamps here. Get more USPS shipping tips here.

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