Shipping deadlines as Christmas approaches

GRAND JUNCTION,Colo. (KJCT)-- With Christmas only a few weeks out, many families are in rush mode, buying presents and mailing gifts. But, you’ll want to pay attention to deadlines.

Mail officials say the shipping deadline for packages or mail in is Dec. 21.

The postal service is expecting to send over 800 million packages and nearly 12 billion pieces of mail leading up to New Year’s Day.

“You want your family to know that you care, and if they don’t get their packages on time, it’s kind of sad really that they don’t get what they were expecting or things that lighten up their day for the holidays, which is the point of it,” says one Grand Junction Resident.

The U.S. Postal Service will be extending their Saturday hours the month of December.

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