Holiday Shipping Guidelines
The Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines for expected delivery by Dec. 25 to domestic addresses¹:
Domestic Mail Class Deadline First-Class Mail® Service (including greeting cards) & First-Class Package Service® (up to 15.99 ounces)
DEC-17 Priority Mail® Service
DEC-19 Priority Mail Express® Service²
DEC-15 Notes: 1 Not a guarantee, unless otherwise noted. Dates are for estimated delivery before December 25.
Actual delivery date may vary depending on origin, destination, Post Office acceptance date and time and other conditions. Some restrictions apply. 2 For Priority Mail Express® shipments mailed December 22 through December 25, the money-back guarantee applies only if the shipment was not delivered, or delivery was not attempted, within two (2) business days.