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What Are This Year's Holiday Mailing and Shipping Deadlines?

The U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates for mailing holiday packages so they arrive by Christmas.

If you're planning to mail holiday packages to military, international or U.S. destinations, the U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates those packages must be in the mail to ensure delivery by Dec. 25. 

Here's what you need to know to get your packages to their destinations on time:

Post Office Location

United States Post Office
2844 Livernois Road
Troy, MI 48084

Shipping Deadlines

Shipping Service
Deadline Parcel Post
Dec. 14 International locations*
Dec. 10 First-Class Mail 
Dec. 20 Priority Mail 
Dec. 21 Express Mail 
Dec. 22

Military Shipping Deadlines*

Parcel Post service to all APO/FPO/DPO addresses is Nov. 13. Priority and First Class Mail must be sent by Dec. 3 to APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093, and Dec. 10 to all other military addresses. 

*The deadline for Dec. 25 delivery to Africa and Central and South America is Dec. 3. For more details on military and international mailing, visit the USPS website.

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