Receive items in the mail soon to ensure a Christmas arrival – Daily Leader

If you’re busy shopping for all your loved ones out of town, time is running out for you to mail them through the United States Postal Service for a pre-Christmas arrival.

“I would recommend that you post, the sooner the better,” said acting postmaster Christy Ratliff. “I would ask everyone to be patient with each other. The holiday season hit about the week before Thanksgiving, so I would say, please be patient.

Ratliff suggested packing things carefully, especially fragile items, and getting them to the post office in a timely manner.

She also suggested using the USPS program called “Click ‘n Ship”. Postal customers can go to and create an account that will allow them to print shipping labels, request package pickup, purchase stamps, manage PO boxes, print forms personalized online and file national complaints.

“With ‘Click’ n Ship ‘, a customer can simply go in line, pay the postage, print it out, place it on the package and request that it be picked up, ”Ratliff said. “We pick it up the next morning and send it in and it’s on its way. This way, you don’t even have to go to a post office to post your items.

She said the USPS has been providing this service for quite some time, and home businesses have really taken advantage of it. “Remember to pay your postage and have it on the package, ready before pickup, except for flat rate boxes, which are the same for everyone,” Ratliff said.

The USPS recommends the following guidelines for shipping dates within the contiguous United States (less than 48):

December 15: USPS Retail Ground® Service

December 17: First-Class Mail® Service

December 18: Priority Mail® Service

December 23: Priority Mail Express®2 service

For Christmas mailings, remember the following times for assistance inside the West Brookhaven Post Office:

Saturday December 18: Open from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Sunday December 19: Closed

20-23 Dec. : 8:30 am-4:30pm

Friday December 24: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Ratliff also wanted the public to know that, like any other business in the country, the USPS needs more workers.

“We are hiring!” she said enthusiastically. “Go to and apply today. “

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