Holiday Shipping Schedule & Deadlines

Post Office
  • Dec. 20 – First-Class Mail
    Service for standard-sized, single-piece envelopes and small packages weighing up to 13 ounces with delivery in 3 business days or less.
  • Dec. 21 – Priority Mail
    Domestic service in 1, 2 or 3 business days based on where the package is mailed and where it’s being sent, variety of flat-rate options.
  • Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express
    Fastest domestic service, guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations. Some restrictions and exceptions apply. Please note, Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed between Dec. 22 and Dec. 25.

Fed Ex

Here are your last days to ship with FedEx Express®, FedEx Ground® and FedEx Home Delivery® so your shipments are scheduled to arrive on or before Sunday, Dec. 25.1

  • The following FedEx Express services will deliver on Saturday, Dec. 24 – FedEx First Overnight®, FedEx Priority Overnight®, and FedEx 2Day®. A $16 Saturday delivery fee will apply per package. For residential shipments using these services, we will extend the time for delivery to 8 p.m. These shipments must be tendered by Friday, Dec. 23 in order to receive Saturday delivery.
  • FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery will not deliver on Saturday, Dec. 24. Check out our FedEx Ground Service Maps to determine the day-definite transit time of your FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery shipments. 
  • With FedEx SameDay® service and some of our other expedited services, you can ship on Christmas Day or any other day of the year. FedEx SameDay is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for your most urgent shipments.
  • You can find the delivery time and FedEx® delivery choices for your U.S. and international shipments by using the Get Rates and Transit Times application at

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