Holiday shipping deadlines nears

Staff Writer

     The U.S. Postal Service has announced the 2015 holiday mailing and shipping deadlines for domestic, international and military services as customers begin to prepare for the busy shopping and shipping season. Customers are encouraged to ship early whenever possible, according to postal officials.
     To ensure timely delivery of cards, letters and packages within the United States by Dec. 25, the it is recommended customers ship their items by the following dates:     • Dec. 15 for Standard Post Ground service for less-than-urgent deliveries and oversized packages.
    • Dec. 19 for First Class Mail Service, including standard-sized, single-piece envelopes and small packages weighing up to 13 ounces with delivery in 3 business days or less.
    • Dec. 21 for Priority Mail – domestic service in one, two or three business days, based on where the package starts and to where it's being sent.
    • Dec. 23 for Priority Mail Express – fastest domestic service with guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations.