We want to help make sure your holiday packages arrive on time. Here's what you need to know.

These are the shipping deadlines you'll want to pay attention to for the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS for ensuring your packages reach their destination in time for Christmas.

USPS:

Domestic

  • Dec. 14: USPS Retail Ground
  • Dec. 20: First-Class Mail
  • Dec. 21: Priority Mail Service
  • Dec. 23: Priority Mail Express Service

International

  • Nov. 30: First Class International (Africa, Central, South America)
  • Nov. 30: Priority Mail International (Africa, Central, South America)
  • Dec. 7: First Class International (all international locations excluding Africa, Central, South America)
  • Dec. 7: Priority Mail International (all international locations w/the exception of Africa, Central, South America)

Military Mail

  • Nov. 27: Space Available Mail (items under 15 pounds and 60 inches)
  • Dec. 4: Parcel Airlift Mail

UPS:

U.S. Domestic

  • Dec. 13: UPS Ground
  • Dec. 19: UPS 3-Day Select

U.S. to Canada and Mexico

  • Dec. 13: UPS Ground (excluding Alaska and Hawaii)

FedEx:

U.S. Domestic

  • Dec. 9: FedEx Smart Post
  • Dec. 16: FedEx Home Delivery
  • Dec. 16: FedEx Ground
  • Dec. 19: FedEx Express Saver

U.S. to Canada

  • Dec. 13: FedEx International Ground

U.S. to Mexico

  • Dec. 19: FedEx International Economy

Happy holidays!

SOURCES: usps.com, FedEx.com, UPS.com

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