Guide: Time for Letters To Santa & Holiday Delivery via USPS
We are ready for the holidays at Accurate Mailing Services processing holiday mailings from postcards, invitations, letters, mousepads, and more! Some news about the Christmas season for your holiday reference: Every year hundreds of thousands of children write and send letters to Santa Claus, North Pole, Alaska. Unless these letters have the complete “Alaska” address the remain in the area that they were mailed. Postal “elves” go through the letters and separate those them into groups of express a serious need and those that wish Santa a happy birthday.
The USPS offers a way to help children in need to read more about the USPS Letter To Santa Campaign here: http://1.usa.gov/1aqGKxi
Key Post Office Holiday Delivery Tips:
The U.S. Postal Service is projecting 14.7 billion cards will be delivered from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, with 6 million customers expected to visit post offices nationwide Dec. 16, the busiest mailing day.
Because of the growing popularity of online shopping, the Postal Service expects its competitive package volume to increase by 12 percent to about 420 million packages during the 2013 holiday season.
The Postal Service has suggested several mail-by dates to help customers mail and ship conveniently for the holidays:
Key shipping dates for Dec. 25 arrival:
- by Dec. 2 for International First-Class Mail
- by Dec. 2 for Priority Mail International
- by Dec. 10 for Priority Mail Express International
- by Dec. 10 for APO/FPO First-Class Mail Letters and Cards
- by Dec. 10 for APO/FPO Priority Mail
- by Dec. 14 for Standard Post
- by Dec. 16 for Global Express Guaranteed
- by Dec. 17 for APO/FPO Priority Mail Express Military Service
- by Dec. 20 for First-Class Mail
- by Dec. 21 for Priority Mail
- by Dec. 23 for Priority Mail Express
The Postal Service also is offering a number of Forever holiday stamps for customers to choose from, including gingerbread houses, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and a poinsettia.
Holiday stamps can be delivered to any address when ordered through usps.com or by completing a Stamps-By-Mail form available from mail carriers or by calling 1-800-STAMP-24.
As for packing, the Postal Service advises using a strong and sturdy box taping it tightly closed; cushioning contents to protect them during transportation; removing all batteries from electronics; and placing wrapped gift boxes inside a plain, larger box.
Some Great Links to check out this year:
Want to know what UPS, FedEx, and other major retailers are setting for mailing guidelines? Check out this great link:
Helping Children in need starts December 3rd – USPS Operation Santa 2013 info : http://prn.to/18hCksR
Accurate Mailing Services is ready to help also with personalized digital printing & discounted postage on mailings of 200 pcs or more.
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Merry Christmas and Have a Happy and Health New Year!