US Postal Service: When to mail packages to make sure they arrive by Christmas

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OKLAHOMA CITY – During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you will likely be making a few trips to the post office.

However, the U.S. Postal Service says you’ll want to be aware of when you ship items to make sure they arrive in time for Christmas.

To ensure a timely delivery, the postal service recommends that customers ship their items by the following dates:

  • Dec. 15 – USPS Retail Ground – Ground service for less than urgent deliveries and oversized packages.
  • Dec. 20- First Class Mail- Service for standard-sized, single-piece envelopes and small packages weighing up to 13 ounces with delivery in 3 business days or less.
  • Dec. 21 – Priority Mail – Domestic service in 1, 2, or 3 business days based on where the package is mailed and where it’s being sent, variety of flat-rate options.
  • Dec. 23- Priority Mail Express – Fastest domestic service, guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations.

If you are mailing packages internationally, the following chart applies: