Time is running out to ship those holiday gifts

Time is running out to ship those holiday gifts

He's been sending them gifts throughout the holiday season, and he mailed his final present Tuesday.

The Post Office is charging a $12.50 surcharge for priority mail express and you will still have your package delivered by Christmas Day. Anything sent after this date will arrive after Christmas.

For those planning to stop by the post office they should expect to see long lines.

"This post office has had a "Santa Service" for about 30 years or more", said Christina McComas, postmaster at the Virginia Street West Post Office.

And, that includes mailing and shipping off presents. The organization expects to process and deliver almost 3 billion pieces of First-Class Mail, including greeting cards this week alone.

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"This is the busiest week we will have all year", said Debbie Fetterly, Strategic Communications specialist for the U.S. Postal Service's Alabama and South Florida district.

Monday was expected to be the busiest day for USPS.com as well, postal officials said, with 7 million projected visits.

Patience will be a virtue as you mail those last minute packages and cards this week.

Package sorter Amanda Passot has a Warriors touch, gently tossing packages as Steph Curry would a basketball shot, to make sure the right package gets in the right bin, and makes its way to the proper destination.

"I know from a national perspective that (online shopping) has picked up, which means shipping has picked up", she said.

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