It came fast, but the United States Postal Service shipping deadlines are already here!  With an estimated 15.5 billion letters and packages slated to be delivered by December 25th, you're going to want to plan accordingly so items aren't lost in the holiday shuffle.  Here are the deadlines you'll need to make sure to circle on your calendars.

The big deadline for international shipping has passed (woops!). The last day to ship internationally via Priority Mail Express was December 8th. If you blew it, you still have one last option listed below.  If you want your domestic package to arrive by December 24th, these are the dates keep these in mind:

Tuesday, December 15th - last day to ship Standard Post (ground)

Saturday, December 19th - last day to ship First Class

Monday, December 21st - last day to ship Priority Mail and last day to ship internationally via Global Express Guaranteed

Wednesday, December 23rd - last day to ship Priority Mail Express

Not sure where the closest post office is?  Find the office closest to your home or work and make the most of your lunch break this week!