The busiest mailing day will be Monday, Dec. 15, when employees will process an expected 640 million cards, letters and packages. On the busiest mailing day last year, 607 million pieces were processed.
The busiest delivery day for cards will be Wednesday, Dec. 17, and the busiest delivery day for packages will be Thursday, Dec. 18.
“We’re ready for the rush and ready to deliver,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. “This isn’t just our busiest time of year — it’s our season. Customers can count on the Postal Service to deliver their holiday gifts in time for Christmas as we have for the past 239 years.”
This year, the Postal Service is expecting to process and deliver more than 12.7 billion greeting cards and 470 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve — up about 12 percent from 2013.