Still plan to mail packages? You’re running out of time

Mail at U.S. Post Office

Procrastinators, the holiday deadlines are upon you.

Monday is the last day the U.S. Postal Service recommends you use standard shipping if you want to have you packages delivered by Christmas. And the Post Office is expecting Monday to be its busiest day of the year, with long lines likely.

Postal workers are already delivering packages seven days a week.

The Post Office recommends Dec. 19 for First Class Mail, Dec. 21 for Priority Mail and Dec. 23 for Priority Mail Express.

You have a little more time if you use UPS. Friday, Dec. 18, is the last day for ship UPS 3-Day Select for packages to arrive by Christmas Day, according to

And for FedEx, Wednesday, Dec. 16, is the last day to ship FedEx Ground for delivery Christmas Day.

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