Penny's Passion: Get It There By Christmas

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Get It There By Christmas

Thanks for popping in Thinking Out Loud Thursday, where I share something that's on my mind and invite you to link up and do the same.

Today I'm thinking about how the holidays are probably looking a little different for many of us.  We won't be delivering our presents in person and will have to rely on shipping them to reach their destinations.  

Each year around the end of November I share the shipping deadlines from USPS, Federal Express and UPS with you.  This year I thought I'd do it a little earlier than normal because I'm betting more of us will be needing to know this information.  I'm a huge procrastinator so I might actually tape these dates to my frig as a reminder to get in gear with my holiday shopping and shipping!

Mailing Stuff by USPS 
The United States Postal Service has issued the below shipping deadlines.

December 15      UPSP Retail Ground Service
December 18      First-Class Mail Service
December 19      Priority Mail Service
December 23      Priority Mail Express Service  

Sending Stuff via Federal Express

For shipping within the U.S.:

December 15     Last day to ship via FedEx Home Delivery 
December 15     Last day to ship via FedEx Ground
December 21     Last day to ship via FedEx Express Saver
December 22    Last day to ship via FedEx 2Day and FedEx 2Day A.M.
December 23    Last day to ship via FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority
                            Overnight, and FedEx First Overnight

Shipping deadlines for packages headed to Puerto Rico and Canada, Mexico, and other international destinations vary. See FedEx's Last Days to Ship site for more information.

Get it there using United Parcel Service

For shipping within the U.S.:

UPS Ground                            December 11
UPS 3 Day Select                    December 21
UPS 2nd Day Air Service       December 22
UPS Next Day Air Service     December 23

Now that you know these dates, you might be wondering just what the heck you're going to be gifting people this year.  Stay tuned - I'll start sharing some gift ideas lists with you next week!  

Now it's your turn.  What are you thinking out loud about this week?  Link up and share!

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  1. I am busily packing boxes this week!

  2. We've decided to send gift cards/certificates to everyone this year. That way everyone can buy what they want/need. Some may want to spend it on groceries, new clothes, something for the home. With so many still out of work due to the pandemic (myself included), it is going to be a much different holiday season.

    Thank you so much for hosting and I hope you are having a fabulous week!

  3. Such great tips. Thanks for sharing them.

  4. Great info! Christmas will be here before we know it!

  5. Oh, dear. I have not given Christmas much thought at all. Other than realizing we won't be able to celebrate with family. Thank you for this gentle reminder about mailing packages so that they arrive on time! Our stores are all closed at the moment so guess I need to settle down and do some online shopping. Have linked up a post with you. Really wanted to do a thoughtful think aloud post but having trouble thinking!! Hopefully next week.