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Holiday Shipping Deadlines

USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

Service Shipping Cutoff Date
Retail Ground™ Saturday, December 16th
First Class Mail® Saturday, December 16th
Priority Mail® Monday, December 18th
Priority Mail Express® Wednesday, December 20th

For USPS’s international shipping deadlines, head here

FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

 Service Shipping Cutoff Date
FedEx SmartPost® Wednesday, December 13th (with exceptions)
FedEx Ground® Friday, December 15th
Home Delivery® Friday, December 15th
Express Saver® Tuesday, December 19th
2Day® Services Wednesday, December 20th
Overnight® Services Wednesday, December 21st

UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

 Service Shipping Cutoff Date
Ground® Wednesday, December 13th
3 Day Select® Tuesday, December 19th
2nd Day Air® Services Wednesday, December 20th
Next Day Air® Services Thursday, December 21st

     

    The Postal Service wants to make sure that you send all of your holiday mail in time for your family and friends to receive and enjoy for the holidays. Therefore, in order to ensure timely delivery of your cards, letters or packages, please note the shipping deadline dates for the following different types of mail.

     

    Holiday Dates for Domestic Mail

    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® (including greeting cards)
    & FIRST-CLASS PACKAGES (up to 15.99 ounces)

    • Alaska to Mainland
    • Hawaii to Mainland

     



    DEC-16
    DEC-16

    PRIORITY MAIL®

    • Alaska to Mainland
    • Hawaii to Mainland

     

    DEC-16
    DEC-17

    PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS®2

    • Alaska to Mainland
    • Hawaii to Mainland

     

    DEC-21
    DEC-21

    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. 

     

    Holiday Dates for International Mail

    The Postal Service recommends the following international mailing and shipping deadlines for expected delivery by Dec. 25, 2020.

    International Mail Addressed To:

    Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG®)***

    Priority Mail Express International® (PMEI)

    Priority Mail International® (PMI)

    First-Class Package International Service®

    AFRICA

    DEC-15

    DEC-6

    NOV-29

    NOV-29

    ASIA / PACIFIC RIM

    DEC-15

    DEC-13

    DEC-6

    DEC-6

    AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND

    DEC-15

    DEC-13

    DEC-6

    DEC-6

    CANADA

    DEC-15

    DEC-13

    DEC-6

    DEC-6

    CARIBBEAN

    DEC-15

    DEC-13

    DEC-6

    DEC-6

    CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

    DEC-15

    DEC-6

    NOV-29

    NOV-29

    EUROPE

    DEC-15

    DEC-13

    DEC-6

    DEC-6

    MEXICO

    DEC-15

    DEC-13

    DEC-6

    DEC-6

    MIDDLE EAST

    DEC-15

    DEC-13

    DEC-6

    DEC-6

    ***GXG Notes

    • Cutoff date does not take into account time needed for customs clearance.
    • Please allocate extra transit day(s) for delivery outside major cities.
    • 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.

     

    Please note that not all shipping options are available to everyone and available options will depend on your area.

    These shipping deadlines are a guideline not a guarantee. Due to COVID-19, there may be unexpected delays in the delivery of your package.

    We do not guarantee arrival dates on any shipments received after 12pm EST on Monday, December 19th.

    Please keep in mind that we are closed during the weekends, so any orders placed after 3 pm EST on Friday will ship on Monday.

    Please note these estimates are not based on when you place your order, but when your order ships. Your order will ship same day if placed before 3 pm EST on a weekday, or the next business day if placed after this time. All shipping dates are based on Eastern Standard (UTC -05:00).

    Any order with Free Shipping as the selected shipping method will be shipped by a method at our discretion, and there are no guarantees as to its delivery date.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to call us to help figure out the best shipping options for you!

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