Christmas Shipping Times for Letter Carriers

USPS, FedEx, and UPS have strict shipping times for gifts received before Christmas

HOUSTON (KIAH) – Christmas is coming very soon. It means it’s time to start sending gifts to your loved ones. The US Postal Service and UPS are confident that anything you want to send will arrive on time. If you meet the deadlines.

In the words of singer Andy Williams, it’s the most wonderful time of the year for many people. For some, it can also be stressful when it comes to shipping packages. There are a few key dates for anyone considering sending a gift this Christmas.

In order to Christmas delivery for USPS, ground service mail must be at the post office by December 15th. For the first class, it is December 17 and for priority, it is December 18. Express shipping services can be mailed two days before Christmas.

The Postal Service expects 25 billion letters, cards and packages to pass through its Thanksgiving system until New Year’s Day.

According to USPS, they’ve been preparing for this holiday season since last year during the pandemic. in 2020, many people experienced delays with their packages. some packages took three weeks to a month to ship.

As for UPS, they say 95% of their packages are delivered on time. This year, they expect an influx from online shopping, so it’s best to ship early.

the shipping times for UPS vary by location. For FedEx, it’s December 15th. All carriers also stress how important it is to be correct with spelling and numbers. The holidays are not the time to make mistakes that could delay delivery.

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