Time is running out to ship Christmas gifts - FOX 35 News Orlando

Time is running out to ship Christmas gifts

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It's the busiest shipping day of the year for the United States Postal Service!

Dec. 17: Last day to ship to military personnel overseas for a Christmas arrival

Dec. 19: Last day for most international shipping for Christmas arrival

Dec. 20: Last day to send 1st class mail in time for Christmas

Dec. 21: Last day to send priority mail for Christmas arrival

Dec. 22: Last day for most Express mail

"We anticipate 275 million pieces that are getting processed, which is three times more than our average," says Julie House of USPS.

Getting your package to the post office is important, but you could slow down the process and not even know it.

Here are some tips from USPS:

  • Wrap your packages in durable paper
  • Include a return address in that box
  • Use a sturdy box with cushioning
  • Take batteries out of electronics before shipping

As busy as it is, everyone is in a good mood -- just seeing all those red and green envelopes!  Make sure you do not put in flammable liquids or explosives.

Video: FOX 10's Diane Ryan reports.

Online: www.usps.com

 

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