Final reminder! Date to ship presents to the mainland by Christmas nears

Final reminder! Date to ship presents to the mainland by Christmas nears
The holidays are here and the USPS is ready to ship your gifts. (Source: HNN)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -If you haven’t gotten those mainland-bound Christmas gifts in the mail by now, you might want to do that Thursday.

The United States Postal Service outlined the suggested mailing dates for gifts to ensure they arrive at their destination by Christmas, and Thursday is the date to mail presents to the mainland to ensure delivery by Christmas. That is, unless you’d like to pay a little extra.

“Procrastinators have until Dec. 21 to send their holiday cheer to the mainland via our expedited Priority Express shipping service,” the USPS said in a news release.

These are the suggested dates to get your gifts in the mail.
These are the suggested dates to get your gifts in the mail. (Source: USPS)

USPS added the dates aren’t hard deadlines, but rather strong suggestions. Various factors such as weather and mail volume could play a role in on-time delivery.

The main post office at HNL will also be open later to serve customers.

USPS says that location will stay open two hours later than usual on Dec. 21. Its operating hours on those days will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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