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USPS holiday shipping deadlines announced

St Louis, MO (KFVS) -

Christmas will be here soon! The U.S. Postal Service is offering holiday shipping tips to help customers ship 15.5 billion cards, letters and packages expected to be delivered in time for Christmas.

“The key to holiday shipping is being prepared and starting early,” advises U.S. Postal Service Consumer Advocate John Budzynski. “This is our season and we are ready to deliver. The Postal Service's knowledgeable employees are here to help customers ensure their holiday packages are packed, tracked and delivered with ease.”

USPS 2014 Christmas Shipping Deadlines:

To ensure that holiday mail and packages are delivered in time for Christmas, the Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines:

Dec. 2 – First-Class Mail International

Dec. 2 – Priority Mail International

Dec. 10 – Priority Mail Express International

Dec. 15 – Standard Post

Dec. 17 – Global Express Guaranteed

Dec. 20 – First-Class Mail

Dec. 20 – Priority Mail

Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express*

The dates listed above are the earliest deadlines for international and military mail.

*Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed Dec. 22–25.

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