Christmas Holiday Mailing Dates

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Source: USPS

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International Packages: Should be mailed by the week following Thanksgiving and no later than the first week of December to ensure pre-Christmas arrival.

Domestic Packages: Those sent by parcel post should be delivered within 7-10 days.

Priority Mail: Packages sent after Dec. 14 should be sent Priority Mail, which should be delivered within 2-3 days.

Express Mail: Express Mail offers next-day delivery, including Christmas Day, and beginning Dec. 16 is the best way to ensure pre-Christmas delivery of packages.

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