Christmas Postal Deadlines

Christmas is now less than two weeks away, and that means deadlines are quickly approaching to mail holiday packages.

The deadline for sending gifts to soldiers deployed overseas has already passed.

The Postal Service has asked for those items to be sent out by this past Friday, the 9th, but in most cases, you still have some time.

This Friday is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year.

Next Monday, the 19th, is expected to be the busiest delivery day.

Ishpeming Postmaster Pat Frye says if you get your packages into the mail stream by the 20th, those items will reach their destinations by Christmas.

Also, with Christmas falling on a Sunday this year, the postal service will observe the occasion on Monday, so post offices nationwide will be closed on December 26th.