Are you one of the many holiday revelers with families and friends spread all across the country and the world? If so, even before you dive into that gift list, it's important to know how early must you buy, wrap and post holiday gifts so they get to their destination in time for the holidays.
Here are some suggestions and mailing deadline dates from the U.S. Postal Service to ensure your gifts are delivered on time and in one piece:
- Double check addresses & write legibly
- Shake boxes to make sure they’re well packed
- Priority Mail is fast for last minute gifts
- Express Mail is even faster
Holiday Dates for Domestic Mail
Calculated for December 25, 2012.
Domestic Mail Class/Product
First-Class Mail® Service
Priority Mail® Service
Express Mail® Service
Destination Network Distribution Center (DNDC) Drop Ship
Destination Delivery Unit (DDU) Drop Ship
Holiday Dates for International Mail
Global Express Guaranteed® Service
Asia / Pacific Rim
Australia / New Zealand
Central & South America
You can mail your items from the U.S. Post Office in Melrose.