Holiday Shipping & Mailing Dates

 

The holidays mean sending gifts and greetings to friends, family, and loved ones around the world. Make sure you know the recommended dates if you’re hoping your gifts will arrive by December 25.

Holiday Shipping Tips
  • Double-check addresses.
  • Shake boxes to make sure they’re well packed.
  • Priority Mail® Shipping is fast and affordable.
  • Priority Mail Express™* Shipping is perfect for
    last-minute gifts.

* Where available, Sunday and holiday delivery is available for an extra charge.

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Holiday Dates for Military Mail

Calculated for December 25, 2013.

Addressed toPriority Mail Express™ Military Service (PMEMS)1First-Class Mail® ServicePriority Mail® ServiceParcel Air Lift Mail (PAL)2Space Available Mail (SAM)3Standard Post™ Service
APO/FPO/DPO AE
ZIPs™ 090-092
Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 Dec. 3 Nov. 26 Nov. 12
APO/FPO/DPO AE
ZIP 093
N/A Dec. 3 Dec. 3 Dec. 3 Nov. 26 Nov. 12
APO/FPO/DPO AE
ZIPs 094-098
Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 Dec. 3 Nov. 26 Nov. 12
APO/FPO/DPO AA
ZIP 340
Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 Dec. 3 Nov. 26 Nov. 12
APO/FPO/DPO AP
ZIPs 962-966
Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 Dec. 3 Nov. 26 Nov. 12
1.

PMEMS is available to selected military/diplomatic Post Offices™. Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available to an APO/FPO/DPO address.

2.

PAL is a service that provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. It is available for Standard Post items not exceeding 30 lbs in weight or 60" in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface price for each addressed piece sent by PAL service.

3.

SAM parcels are paid at Standard Post prices with maximum weight and size limits of 15 lbs and 60" in length and girth combined. SAM parcels are first transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space-available basis.