Postal Service to Deliver Early in the Morning, Later in the Evening, and Seven Days a Week During the Holidays

December 11, 2017

With the holidays in full swing, the Postal Service is delivering more cards, letters, and packages every day. This means our customers will start to see postal employees delivering packages earlier in the morning, later in the evening, and on Sundays.

“The Postal Service is well prepared to meet our customers’ needs during the holiday season,” says Lakeland District Manager Debbie Woodrum. “We ask customers that are expecting a package to please turn on their porch light so our letter carriers can deliver safely.”

With an increase in early and online shopping for gifts, there is no longer a “busiest day” for holiday shipping. Instead, the Postal Service predicts the week of Dec. 18 – 24 to be the busiest mailing, shipping, and delivery week. During this week, nearly 3 billion pieces of First Class Mail, including greeting cards, will be processed and delivered. The Postal Service is projecting about 15 billion pieces of mail, including more than 850 million packages, will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.

Using correct addressing, packaging gifts well and mailing by recommended deadline dates can help ensure holiday wishes are received by loved-ones by Dec. 25. Visit the Postal Service Holiday Newsroom at get the full list of deadlines, pricing and shipping tips.


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Matthew Stevens

Uh, we have been doing this since the day after Thanksgiving…..

Nece Martin-Lackey


Mary Sanko

I put in last Jan to be off that week, yeaa

Jeanne Luddeni

Yeah we have one doing the same thing and I was told no leave in December another lie from the post office

Amanda Dawn Willmann

Traci Parker

Deborah Stewart Arace

Been doing it since Thanksgiving.

Christopher Paradise

And watch your paycheck. Management likes to leave off things like mileage and time.


They sure as hell do!

Loren Olson

Seven days a week always not just the holidays

Christian Long

Uh havent you been doing this pretty much all the yrs you’ve been with the post office? Lol
Posting like it’s something new ?

Loren Olson

Christian Long it started my 2nd year at the p.o.

Jeanne Luddeni

Christian Long yeah we didn’t have stinking amazon or have u heard of them

Christian Long

Yeah im aware of Amazon, im also aware that some have been working 7 days a week long before now! So before you give me your attitude go Facebook stalk and see Im responding to my sister.

Carolyn Hoopaw Stephens

We are “well prepared?”


Yes, that’s why we deliver after dark! Because we are so “well prepared”, what a crock.


And it’s scary as crap after dark!

Jackie Albertson

And who is starting that early? All we ever hear is no.

Rachal Kortendick

Well prepared as they sit on their asses and we do the grunt work. What a joke.

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