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The postal service recommends you mail your gifts early this year

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Posted at 10:20 PM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-28 01:20:39-05

After a hectic year for the U.S. Mail, between the pandemic and the election, the postal service is recommending you mail your holiday gifts early.

The week of December 14 through the 21 is expected to be the busiest time for mailing, shipping and delivery.

With more online shopping than ever before, the USPS is expanding Sunday deliveries in high package volume locations.

Mail carriers will also be delivering priority mail express packages on Christmas day for an additional fee. If you are sending first-class mail, the recommended deadline is to ship by December 18.

Starting December 19, it is recommended you use priority mail to make sure your packages arrive before Christmas.

The postal service's social media sites have tips and how-to videos for the latest information on holiday shipping.