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When is the last posting date for Christmas delivery?

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The U.S. Postal Service requires letters and postage to be sent by specific dates ranging from Dec. 3 to Dec. 23 for Christmas delivery. The time required depends on the type of mail delivery chosen and the recipient's location.

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When is the last posting date for Christmas delivery?
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As of 2013, the U.S. Postal Service stated that the last date to send First-Class mail and expect delivery by Christmas was Dec. 20. Priority Mail had to be mailed by Dec. 21 and Priority Mail Express sent by Dec. 23 for Christmas delivery. The last day for international Priority Mail shipping was Dec. 3, and the last day for international Priority Mail Express was Dec. 11. Shipping to military APO or FPO post offices had to be completed by Dec. 17.

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