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Postal Service Gets Ready for Busiest Time of Year

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We're now just eight days away from Christmas. And, for employees at the United States Postal Service, they're gearing up for the busiest delivery days of the year.

USPS expects to mail nearly 14.7 billion cards between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. They'll be delivering about 420 million packages this holiday season, which is up about 12 percent from last year.

The busiest delivery day for letters and cards is Wednesday, December 18 while the busiest delivery day for packages is Thursday, December 19. But, time is running out.

Mail-by dates for holiday items:

-First class letters and cards, December 20

-Priority mail, December 21

-Priority mail Express, December 23

For more information about packaging tips and mail-by dates, visit: www.usps.com.

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