WASHINGTON, DC — This is the last week to get holiday gifts and greetings in the mail by the recommended deadlines. Since Dec. 6, customer traffic at all Post Office locations has been steadily increasing. But this week is expected to be the busiest week of the holiday mailing and shipping season.
“Now is the time to mail your holiday greetings and packages to make sure they reach their intended destination in time for holiday gatherings and celebrations,” said Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. “This will be the busiest week of mailing and shipping across the nation, but there is a spirit of excitement throughout the organization and our entire team is working around the clock to deliver the holidays for the nation.”
The holiday season at the Postal Service, also known as the peak season, runs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. During this time, more than 12 billion letters, greeting cards and packages are expected to be processed and delivered to homes across the nation.