Shipping deadlines loom as Monday marks the busiest shipping day of the year

Posted at 4:33 AM, Dec 19, 2016

If you're sending holiday packages to a loved one, you'll want to wrap things up and get to the post office as soon as possible. 

Monday is the busiest shipping day for the United States Postal Service. 

There are deadlines for carriers to make sure that your packages arrive in time for Christmas.


  • Tuesday, December 20 is the deadline for sending packages first class mail with the U.S. Postal Service. 
  • Wednesday, December 21 is the deadline for Priority Mail with the U.S. Postal Service. 
  • Friday, December 23 is the deadline for Priority Mail Express.


Shipping with UPS? You can calculate your time and cost to find how when your packages have to ship to arrive on time. Calculate here


FedEx has a list of their last days to ship posted here

International Shipping deadlines can be found here

Super Last Minute Options: 

Amazon PrimeNow service offers free 2-hour deliveries available on orders placed up until 9:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve.