Christmas Mailings for Businesses

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If you are working on Christmas mailings for your business (or even personal mailings), here is some helpful information to ensure on-time delivery of all your mailings this Christmas.

Holiday mailing deadlines to ensure your Christmas mailings arrive at their destination within the United States before December 25th:

  • Letters and Cards (First-Class): December 20
  • Priority Mail: December 21
  • Express Mail: December 22
  • Parcel Post: December 15

Since many businesses conduct international business, follow these recommendations for on-time delivery:

Recommended Mailing Dates for Delivery by Christmas
Note: Airmail Letter-post is now known as First-Class Mail International.

 

Items addressed to locations in: First-Class Mail Priority Mail International Express Mail International Global Express Guaranteed*
Africa Dec. 2 Dec. 2 Dec. 10 Dec. 20
Asia and Pacific Rim Dec. 9 Dec. 9 Dec. 15 Dec. 19
Australia and New Zealand Dec. 9 Dec. 9 Dec. 15 Dec. 19
Canada Dec. 9 Dec. 12 Dec. 16 Dec. 21
Caribbean Dec. 9 Dec. 12 Dec. 15 Dec. 20
Central & South America Dec. 2 Dec. 2 Dec. 10 Dec. 20
Mexico Dec. 9 Dec. 9 Dec. 15 Dec. 21
Europe Dec. 9 Dec. 12 Dec. 15 Dec. 20
Middle East Dec. 9 Dec. 12 Dec. 15 Dec. 20
Holiday Mailing Date Guidelines for Military APO/FPO Mail

 

Items addressed to APO/FPO locations: 1st Class and Priority Mail Express Mail* Parcel Post Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL)** Space Available Mail (SAM)***
AE ZIP codes 090-098 (except 093) Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Nov. 12 Dec. 3 November 26
AE ZIP code 093 Dec. 3 N/A Nov. 12 Dec. 1 November 26
AA ZIP code 340 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Nov. 12 Dec. 3 November 26
AP ZIP codes 962-966 Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Nov. 12 Dec. 3 November 26

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