Holiday Shipping Deadlines: Because of this, you may see your postman at 6am

through: Dara Bitler, Nextstar Media Wire



DENVER (KDVR) – If you have a Christmas gift to ship, the holiday shipping deadlines are fast approaching.

The United States Postal Service said Monday that mail carriers will deliver mail as early as 6 a.m. at many subway stations across the country to ensure customers receive their vacation packages on time.

“This month, our carriers will be making early morning deliveries in many communities. To protect your mail carrier, we ask that you keep your porch light on, especially if you find the mail has not yet been delivered,” the USPS said. “We’ve been preparing all year to offer certainty and continuity on this holiday and that means we’re starting early in the morning.”

According to the USPS, these are the shipping deadlines you need to know if you’re planning on getting a package out for Christmas this year:

  • 9 Dec – APO/FPO/DPO (all postcodes) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail
  • Dec 16 – APO/FPO/DPO (except zip code 093) USPS Priority Mail Express Military Service
  • Dec 17 – USPS Retail Ground Service
  • 17 Dec – First class postal service (including greeting cards)
  • 17 Dec – Premium Packages (up to 15.99 ounces)
  • 19 Dec — Priority Mail Service
  • 23 Dec — Priority Mail Express* service
  • 14 December: Deadline for FedEx Ground.
  • December 20: FedEx Express Saver, FedEx three-day freight
  • December 21: FedEx two-day, FedEx one-day freight
  • Dec 20: Last shipping day UPS 3-day select
  • December 21: Last shipping day UPS 2nd Day Air
  • December 22: Last day for UPS Next Day Air shipments

USPS said you can keep track of your deliveries by registering at to see which packages are on their way to your door and to receive daily emails showing which ones mail is delivered. Holiday Shipping Deadlines: Because of this, you may see your postman at 6am

Dais Johnston

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