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2016 Holiday Shipping Dates

The dates shown are from the United States Post Office.  You should verify with your local Post Office for services available, date changes, and to acquire the appropriate United States Customs forms, FREE Express and Priority shipping supplies.

From USPS.com

If you’re mailing or shipping holiday cards and gifts, for Hanukah, Kwanza, Christmas, or other holiday traditions, find the deadline for getting cards and packages sent on time by reviewing the 2016 Holiday Shipping Dates below.

2016 Holiday Shipping Cut Off Dates - Calculated for December 25, 2016. 
DOMESTIC MAIL CLASS/PRODUCT    DATE
 First-Class Mail® Service Dec. 20
 Priority Mail® Service Dec. 21
 Priority Mail Express® Service Dec. 23
 USPS Retail Ground™  Dec. 15
 Destination Network Distribution Center (DNDC) Drop Ship  Dec. 19
 Destination Delivery Unit (DDU) Drop Ship  Dec. 22

 

Holiday Dates for International Mail 
Calculated for December 25, 2016.
DESTINATION  GLOBAL EXPRESS GUARANTEED® SERVICE   PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL® SERVICE  PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL® SERVICE  FIRST-CLASS INTERNATIONAL® SERVICE 
 Africa Dec. 20 Dec. 8 Dec. 1 Dec. 1
Asia / Pacific Rim   Dec. 20 Dec. 15 Dec. 8 Dec. 8
Australia / New Zealand Dec. 20 Dec. 15 Dec. 8 Dec. 8
Canada Dec. 22 Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 8
Caribbean Dec. 20 Dec. 15 Dec. 8 Dec. 8
 Central & South America Dec. 21  Dec. 10 Dec. 1 Dec. 1
Mexico Dec. 21 Dec. 15 Dec. 8 Dec. 8
Europe Dec. 21 Dec. 15 Dec. 10 Dec. 8
Middle East  Dec. 19 Dec. 15 Dec. 10 Dec. 8

GXG® Notes:
Cutoff date does not take into account time needed for customs clearance.
Should allocate extra transit day(s) for delivery outside major cities.

 

Holiday Dates for Military Mail
Calculated for December 25, 2016.

ADDRESSED TO PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS® MILITARY SERVICE(PMEMS) FIRST-CLASS MAIL® SERVICE PRIORITY MAIL® SERVICE PARCEL AIRLIFT MAIL (PAL) SPACE AVAILABLE MAIL (SAM)  USPS RETAIL GROUND™ SERVICE 
APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs™ 090-092  Dec. 16 Dec. 9 Dec. 9 Dec. 2 Nov 25 Nov 7
 APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093 N/A Dec. 2 Dec. 2 Dec.  Nov. 25 Nov 7
APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 094-098 Dec. 16 Dec. 9 Dec. 9 Dec. 2 Nov 25 Nov 7
APO/FPO/DPO AA ZIP 340 Dec. 16 Dec. 9 Dec. 9 Dec. 2 Nov 25 Nov 7
APO/FPO/DPO AP ZIPs 962-966 Dec. 16 Dec. 9 Dec. 9 Dec. 2 Nov 25 Nov 7

 PMEMS is available to selected military/diplomatic Post Offices™. Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available to an APO/FPO/DPO address. 
PAL is a service that provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. It is available for USPS Retail Ground, Package Services, and Parcel Select® items not exceeding 30 lbs in weight or 60" in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface price for each addressed piece sent by PAL service. 
SAM parcels are paid at USPS Retail Ground prices with maximum weight and size limits of 15 lbs and 60" in length and girth combined. SAM parcels are first transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space-available basis.