When asked: “What’s the biggest mistake we make in life?” The Buddha replied, “The biggest mistake is you think you have time..” (Medium)

I know I have heard that quote a million times. And for some reason, I didn't think Buddha said it. I thought for sure it was Denzel. And it was. Just not exactly like that.

That was from "Man On Fire". Great movie. And while not quite the same intention as Buddha, you get my drift here. Thinking, hoping, and wishing you had more time.

Especially during the holidays.

Especially when you've got packages to mail.

Don't make that mistake. Don't wait. Because the truth is sadly, you're running out of time. And quickly.

If you want to make sure your packages get to wherever they need to be by Christmas Day, here's when you need to get them in the mail.

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Cutoff Dates for December 25

If you're shipping holiday cards and gifts for Hanukkah (Dec. 10–18), Christmas (Dec. 25), Kwanzaa (Dec. 26–Jan. 1) or other holiday traditions, find the USPS® recommended domestic, international, and military deadlines in these tables.

2020 Holiday Shipping Dates for Contiguous U.S. (Lower 48 States)

Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 251

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Please check your local Post Office branch for holiday and Christmas Eve hours.

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BTW if your kids are writing the big guy at the North Pole about that Christmas wish list, you should drop that in the mailbox on or before December 15th. Watch the handy video below for more details on USPS Operation Santa.

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