Holiday Mail Delivery

by Emily Baird on December 8, 2009 at 4:43 am

There’s only a couple of weeks left until Christmas, and if you’re looking to send some holiday greeting cards or packages, the Post Office has a few dates for you to keep in mind.

If you plan on sending mail or packages oversees and want them to get there by Christmas, you should send those items by this Friday, December 11th.

As for sending items within the US, those need to be post marked and mailed by Monday, December 21st, but Zanesville Postmaster Steve Williams says the Post Office isn’t delivering as many Christmas cards.

"Certainly the Christmas cards, unfortunately, have declines over the years. I think the economy has something to do with that, but the online stuff has slowed sown that communication, " says Williams.

Yet, he says the Post Office’s flat rates has helped keep the inflow of packages going during the holidays, and if you don’t feel like waiting in line at the Post Office this holiday season, the Post Office’s Website……can help.

"You can certainly go there, print out your label, put it on your package, and you can do carrier pick-up. That is free. You get delivery confirmation for free, and you don’t even have to leave your home, " says Williams.

Just a reminder, there’s a weight restriction for sending packages through the mail. You can send up to 70 pounds.