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You can still mail your packages this holiday. To make sure that your packages and cards gets to their destination in time, check out these tips from the U.S. Postal Service how how to pack and ship gifts like a pro. We've also got UPS delivery cut-offs too.

Last-Minute Holiday Shipping Tips

Last-Minute Holiday Shipping Tips 

  • Beat the holiday rush. Visit to pay and print postage. While online, save time by scheduling a free Package Pickup.
  • Gift and ship. Did you forget someone on your list? No worries. Visit select Post Offices to pick up a card and gift and ship it in just one stop.
  • Pack smart. When packing your gifts, pick a strong and sturdy box. Make sure to tape it closed tightly. Cushion contents to protect them during transportation, and wrap glass and other fragile items with extra newspaper or packing material.
  • Ship with ease. Priority Mail makes holiday shipping easy and is a great value, too. Features include free insurance up to $50, improved tracking, and expected delivery dates.
  • Stay connected. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to see more shipping tips and daily holiday updates.

Here are the 2022 USPS Shipping Dates

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UPS Holiday Shipping Dates

Last Recommended Shipping Days, at-a-glance
Note the following last days to ship to help ensure delivery on December 24 for the following service levels:

  • UPS® Ground service: Check or details
  • UPS 3 Day Select® shipping: December 19
  • UPS 2nd Day Air® shipping: December 21
  • UPS Next Day Air® shipping: December 22

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