LOS ANGELES (CBS) — If you’re sending cards or gifts Monday, be sure to pack your patience for what is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year for the United States Postal Service.READ MORE: SoCal Gets First Rain In Weeks Tuesday
Be sure to send items by the following dates if you expect them to arrive by Christmas:
Tuesday, December 20 – First-Class cards and letters
Wednesday, December 21 – Priority mailREAD MORE: Young Boy Dead, 2 Others Wounded In Wilmington Shooting
Thursday, December 22 – Express mail
If you’re sending gifts to a big city, Express mail can be delivered as late as Christmas Eve.
USPS officials also recommend using eco-friendly air-popped popcorn to stuff your boxes instead of plastic peanuts.MORE NEWS: Suspect In Stolen Car Leads Police On Wild Pursuit Through San Fernando Valley
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