With expectations of around 15 billion pieces of mail (including more than 900 million packages) being delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, the USPS is going 7 days a week through the holidays.

This year's holiday season, expected to be one of the biggest in years, is going to require some extra effort and hours to get everyone's cards and packages where they need to be.

In order to make that happen, the Rockford Post Office announced that they will expand delivery of mail and packages to seven days a week, including mail earlier in the morning, later in the day, and on Sundays.

The Postal Service predicts the week of Dec. 17-23 to be the busiest for mailing. The organization recommends sending packages by these mail-by-dates for packages to arrive at homes safely before Christmas:

  • Dec. 14 - USPS Retail Ground
  • Dec. 20 - First Class Packages (up to 15.99 ounces)
  • Dec. 20 - First Class Mail (including greeting cards)
  • Dec. 20 - Priority Mail
  • Dec. 22 - Priority Mail Express

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