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2012 Mailing Deadlines for Christmas Delivery

Shipping gifts this year? Check the recommended mailing deadlines from the United States Postal Service to ensure packages get delivered in time for the holidays. Remember that your local Concord post office may be closed on weekends.

It feels like the holidays come earlier and earlier every year, especially if you need to send gifts to friends and family members across state lines and international borders.

So just how early must you buy, wrap and post holiday gifts so they get to their destination in time for the 2012 holidays?

Below are local post office hours, plus ‘send by’ dates from the USPS to help get your gifts delivered on time.

Concord and Clayton Post Offices and Hours

2043 East Street, Concord: open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on the weekend.

4494 Treat Boulevard, Concord: open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on the weekend.

2121 Meridian Park Boulevard, Concord: open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed on Sundays.

: open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed on Sundays.

Holiday Delivery Deadlines for Domestic Mail

Calculated for December 25, 2012.

Domestic Mail Class/Product

Dates

First-Class Mail® Service

Dec. 20

Priority Mail® Service

Dec. 21

Express Mail® Service

Dec. 22

Parcel Post® Service

Dec. 14

Destination Network Distribution Center (DNDC) Drop Ship

Dec. 19

Destination Delivery Unit (DDU) Drop Ship

Dec. 21


Holiday Delivery Deadlines for International Mail

Destination

Global Express Guaranteed® Service

Express Mail® Service

Priority Mail® Service

First-Class Mail®

International Service

Africa

Dec. 19

Dec. 11

Dec. 3

Dec. 3

Asia / Pacific Rim

Dec. 18

Dec. 15

Dec. 10

Dec. 10

Australia / New Zealand

Dec. 18

Dec. 15

Dec. 10

Dec. 10

Canada

Dec. 20

Dec. 17

Dec. 13

Dec. 10

Caribbean

Dec. 19

Dec. 15

Dec. 13

Dec. 10

Central & South America

Dec. 19

Dec. 11

Dec. 3

Dec. 3

Mexico

Dec. 20

Dec. 15

Dec. 10

Dec. 10

Europe

Dec. 19

Dec. 15

Dec. 13

Dec. 10

Middle East

Dec. 19

Dec. 15

Dec. 13

Dec. 10

Click here for send-by dates for military mail.

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