Y’all ready? Christmas shipping deadlines fast approaching!

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Christmas will be here before you know it!

Awhile ago I had heard rumors that packages and Christmas cards could be late if you didn’t mail them early. The supposed reason for this was “supply chain issues.”

Whatever the case may be for anticipated mail/package delays, NPR put out a list of shipping company deadlines to make sure your cards and packages make it on time to their intended recipient(s). Here’s the deadline dates:


  • December 15: USPS retail ground service
  • December 17: First-class mail service (including Christmas cards)
  • December 17: First-class packages
  • December 18: Priority Mail
  • December 23: Priority Mail Express


  • December 9: Ground & Freight Economy
  • December 15: Ground & Home Delivery
  • December 21: Express Saver
  • December 22: 2Day & 2Day-AM
  • December 23: Overnight services
  • December 24: Same-day services


  • December 21: 3-Day Select
  • December 22: 2nd Day Air services
  • December 23: Next-day Air services

NPR has more information for mail/packages to Hawaii, Alaska and international shipments here.

Hope this helps!


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2 years ago

Thanks so much for the deadlines……very helpful!

Last edited 2 years ago by greenworxx
2 years ago

DCG—this is primo important right now! I’m going to post this on my bathroom mirror—(where I get ready to go to work every AM, & where all important notices go….I’m old school, NOT techno) b/c I need to see it every waking day! Thanks!

2 years ago

Here in Northeast Nevada it’s already too late-the deadline was in March of last year. The stage coaches are only running one team of horses due to Government Feed Restrictions.