Monday is the busiest mailing day of the year, when people drop off 40 percent more mail than on a normal day.
Nationally, the Postal Service expects 830 million pieces of mail Monday compared with 583 million daily average.
The recommended mail-by dates are:
- Dec. 16 for parcel post
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- Dec. 21 for first-class delivery or priority mail
- Dec. 23 for express mail.
The Postal Service's Web site (usps.com) also is likely to handle more traffic, an estimated 41 million during the holiday season.
- Clif LeBlanc