When to Send Gifts to Get Delivered in Time for Christmas
The 2019 Holiday mailing deadlines are fast approaching. Make sure your loved ones receive their gifts on time.
"The Postal Service wants to make sure that you send all of your holiday mail in time for your family and friends to receive and enjoy for the holidays. Therefore, in order to ensure timely delivery of your cards, letters or packages, please note the shipping deadline dates for the following different types of mail." - USPS.com
Holiday Dates for Domestic Mail
For all First Class Mail, the deadline is Friday, December 20.
For Priority Mail, the deadline is Saturday, December 21.
For Priority Mail Express, the deadline is Monday, December 23.
Holiday Dates for International Mail
Global Express Guaranteed is really your only option at this point and the deadline is Thursday, December 19, except for Mexico, which is Wednesday, December 18.
Holiday Dates for Military Mail
Packages sent to your loved ones in the military must be sent via Priority Mail Express Military Service and the deadline is Wednesday, December 18.
Honestly, missing these deadlines will not be the end of the world. A present received on Thursday, December 26 or Friday, December 27 is still just as special as the one that gets delivered before Christmas Day. It truly is the thought that counts and you shouldn't feel guilty for missing it by a day or two. Life happens. It's Christmas and your loved ones will totally understand.