Holiday Shipping Deadlines Are Fast Approaching

Holiday Shipping Deadlines Are Fast Approaching

7th December 2023

Don’t Miss Out: Why Getting Your Mail In Before the USPS Holiday Deadline is Crucial

With the holiday season fast approaching, ensuring your mail arrives on time is crucial to spreading festive cheer. This year, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced specific deadlines for guaranteed delivery before Christmas.

The below table is from the USPS Holiday Shipping Guidelines. Visit HERE for the most recent and expanded information.

Service5-Day Mailing4-Day Mailing3-Day Mailing2-Day Mailing1-Day Mailing

First-Class Mail2


Dec. 16

Dec. 18

Dec. 19

Dec. 20

1) Actual delivery date may vary and is based on origin, destination, Post Office™ acceptance time, and other conditions.

2) Last scheduled delivery day is Saturday, Dec. 23.

Missing these dates could mean your gifts, cards, and greetings arrive late, potentially causing disappointment and missed opportunities to celebrate with customers and loved ones.

Here’s why getting your mail projects in before the USPS holiday cutoff is so important:

1. Avoid Holiday Shipping Chaos: As the holiday season progresses, USPS facilities experience a significant surge in mail volume. This can lead to delays and backlogs, impacting delivery times. Mailing early allows your packages and letters to bypass this peak, increasing the likelihood of timely arrival.

2. Guarantee Delivery by Christmas: Missing the USPS holiday deadlines means risking your mail arriving after Christmas, potentially spoiling the surprise and the joy of the holiday. Sending your mail in advance ensures it reaches its destination well before December 25th, allowing your loved ones to enjoy your gifts and greetings on time.

3. Reduce Stress and Anxiety: Worrying about whether your mail will arrive on time can add unnecessary stress to the already hectic holiday season. By sending your mail early, you can eliminate this worry and focus on enjoying the festive celebrations with peace of mind.

Don’t let missed deadlines dampen your holiday spirit.

Plan ahead, send your mail early, and ensure your customers and your loved ones receive your gifts and greetings on time for a truly Merry Christmas!

USPS Holiday Shipping Tables

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