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USPS announces holiday shipping deadlines

November 3, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
If you have family and friends in far-away places, you might want to start thinking about getting their holiday presents wrapped up and ready to ship.The U.S. Postal Service announced shipping deadlines for packages to arrive by Christmas.

If you're shipping to military addresses, the deadline for most addresses is Dec. 10 for First-Class Mail and Dec. 17 for Express Mail.

For international mail, the deadline to mail to most countries is either Dec. 2 or 9 for First-Class and Dec. 15 for Express.

You have until Dec. 20 to mail packages here in the U.S., or for last-minute shoppers, you have until Dec. 22 for Express Mail.

For the deadlines for particular areas or different types of mail, go to www.usps.com/shippingdates.