This post is from Mike Ullmann of our sister site, Maple Leaf Life.
The busiest day of the year for the U.S. Post Office? That would be next Monday, Dec. 20.
The last day to put your first-class cards in the mail for Christmas delivery? That would also be next Monday, Dec. 20.
More than 800 million cards, letters and packages are expected to be mailed on that day alone, compared to 559 million on a typical day. Wednesday, Dec. 22, will be the busiest delivery day.
The Postal Service expects to deliver nearly 3 billion cards and letters over the holidays.
If you’re running behind, Dec. 21 is the deadline for Priority Mail delivery by Christmas, and Dec. 22 is the deadline for Express Mail. For more information, visit the post office online.