December 15, 2008

USPA: Monday is busiest day of year

The U.S. Postal Service said Monday marked what is historically the busiest mailing day of the year.

The service said on its Web site that Dec. 15 has usually brought the highest mail load of the year, even though the last minute for mailing domestic First-Class and Priority Mail in time for the Christmas is Dec. 20, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Monday.

The USPS cautioned that those seeking to send Christmas greetings to arrive on the last mail service day before Christmas -- Dec. 24 -- will need to have theier items posted by Dec. 18.

The Postal Service did offer some hope for last minute gifters, however -- express mail will be available until Dec. 23.