Deadlines arrive for mailing Christmas cards, holiday packages

Deadlines arrive for mailing Christmas cards, holiday packages

An Post is reminding people that it is the last day to send cards and parcels to guarantee they will get delivered by Christmas.

The Postal Service anticipates delivering more than 15 billion total pieces of mail this holiday season.

You can avail of express post tomorrow if you really need to get something delivered and can't make it to the post office today.

Argos customers can order items eligible for its Fast Track delivery until 1pm on Christmas Eve for delivery in time for Christmas Day.

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"It's obvious, people are shipping and mailing more items out of state and to different areas of the state than ever before", Smith added.

Monday was expected to be the busiest day for USPS.com as well, postal officials said, with 7 million projected visits. "With Informed Delivery, you can track your packages and check your mail from anywhere".

To make sure your package arrives on time...

Chris Davies MP visited Brecon Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season's greetings to its hardworking staff.

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Post office employees said the last day for Priority Shipping is December 20 and the last day for Priority Express is December 22.

Gene Mabrey, customer as well said, "I'm shipping some oranges to my relatives back in OH".

We're less than a week away from Christmas and many still have more shopping to do.

For FedEx, the latest you can send out packages for overnight shipping is Thursday, December 21. It's pricey, though. Shipments weighing up to 25 pounds cost $235.

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