Thursday, December 2, 2010

2010 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

If you haven't already mailed your Christmas cards, you still have time to make sure they're delivered before December 25.

Shipping with the U.S. Post Office? Domestic first class mail must be posted by December 20, priority mail by December 21 and express mail by December 22.

First class international mail to most locations must be postmarked by December 10.  First class mail addressed to Africa and Central and South America must be sent by December 3.  For international express mail, you have until December 11 for Africa and Central and South America, December 16 for most other locations, and December 17 for Canada.

Sending to a care package to a member of the U.S. Armed Forces this holiday season? Military mail sent to most APO address via parcel airlift must be postmarked by December 3. First class letters and mail must be posted before December 10 for most APO locations, December 4 for select addresses.

You can find additional holiday shipping details on the U.S. Postal Service website here.  Here's a list of U.S. Post Offices in the neighborhood:

Cleveland Park
3430 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008

Friendship Heights/ Tenleytown
4005 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016

To find a U.S. Post Office near you, click here.

You can also find a UPS store at 4401 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., which is less than one block from the Van Ness Metro.  You can contact the UPS Store at (202) 244 - 7299.

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