As I load up the car to make my trip to the post office I am surprised that I ended up with more packages than I can carry in one trip, this ought to be interesting.

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  • Monday December 17th is the last day to ship military in time for Christmas
  • The 19th is the last day for most international packages to arrive before the big day
  • Thursday the 20th is the last day for First Class mail
  • Friday the 21st is nearly the end for mailing packages, Priority Mail for Christmas arrival ends on this day.
  • Good day for the procrastinator in the family, Saturday the 22nd is the last day for most Express mail packages to get there in time for Christmas

And in case you didn't know, how cool is this... if you don't have time to go to the post office and mail your packages you can go online and schedule a pick-up. Tell the USPS that you will leave your packages on your door step and wa lah, they will pick it up. Just follow the simple and easy steps on their website.

No matter how many packages you have to send, I hope that this list will help you get the job done in time for Santa to arrive.