The U.S. Postal Service and shipping giants FedEx and UPS are out with their holiday season deadlines and they are earlier than usual this year.
The Postal Service says cards and packages going First-Class need to be in the mail by December 18th for delivery before Christmas and Priority Mail Express needs to go out by December 23rd.
Plan ahead to make sure your loved ones in the military get their Holiday gifts and cards on time! 📅 💌 For military mail holiday shipping deadlines, visit https://t.co/soWpdlINPD #SendJoy pic.twitter.com/ewtOT4h4Rl
— USPS Help (@USPSHelp) December 1, 2020
UPS deadlines begin on December 14th for Ground, and run to the 23rd for Next Day Air.
Buy now, ship now! Don't wait! 📦
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— UPS Airlines (@UPSAirlines) December 1, 2020
At FedEx, the first deadline, for SmartPost is December 9th, and the last is December 25th for SameDay, SameDay City Direct, and SameDay City Priority.