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What Are This Year's Holiday Mailing Dates?

The U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates for mailing holiday packages so they arrive by Christmas.

Plan ahead to ensure your packages and letters reach their destination in time for Christmas. Photo credit: Patch file photo
Plan ahead to ensure your packages and letters reach their destination in time for Christmas. Photo credit: Patch file photo

If you're planning to mail holiday packages to military, international or U.S. destinations, the U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates those packages must be in the mail to ensure delivery by Dec. 25. 

Here's what you need to know to get your packages to their destinations on time:

Post Office Locations

Shipping Deadlines for USPS Services

  • Dec. 11 - Priority Mail Express International
  • Dec. 14 - Standard Post
  • Dec. 17 - Military
  • Dec. 18 - Most International Shipping 
  • Dec. 20 - First-Class Mail
  • Dec. 21 - Priority Mail
  • Dec. 23 - Priority Mail Express

For more information, visit usps.com.

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