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December 12, 2013

Holiday shipping dates

Here are the U.S. Postal Service’s suggested ship-by dates for customers who want their letters and packages delivered by Christmas Day. Recommended holiday shipping dates for types of domestic and military mail that are not listed have passed.

Standard post, Dec. 14

Priority mail express military service (except APO/PO/DPO AE zip 093), Dec. 17

Destination network distribution center drop ship, Dec. 19

First-class mail, Dec. 20

Priority mail, Dec. 21

Destination delivery unit drop shop, Dec. 21

Priority mail express, Dec. 23

For more information, including suggested holiday shipping dates for international mail, go to

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