Deadline approaching to ship Christmas presents

Deadline approaching to ship Christmas presents
Deadline approaching to ship gifts. Photo Credit WDAM.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Christmas is six days away, and people are racing to finish their shopping and decorating. Final preparations for the big day include shipping Christmas presents to loved ones around the world.

The U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx all have been working hard to make sure that every package arrives on time.

"We help everyone who comes through the door," said UPS associate Kenika Weaver. "It takes a lot of teamwork and a lot of motivation, but we have great customers. Everyone is really understanding and patient."

The postal service said timing is especially important this holiday season, especially when it comes to shipping those gifts.

"We deliver every package that arrives to our facilities daily" said Hattiesburg Postmaster Bobby James. "The sooner the customers get their order in, the sooner we can deliver them by Christmas."

Below are the U.S. Postal Service deadlines for holiday shipping.

  • December 20th- First class mail
  • December 21st- Priority mail
  • December 23rd- Priority mail express

Below are the UPS deadlines for holiday shipping

  • December 19th- UPS 3-day select
  • December 21st- UPS 2nd day air
  • December 22nd- UPS next day air