With Christmas fast approaching, do you still have time to get your packages delivered in time? We basically have 3 options for package shipping - USPS, FedEx or UPS. If you're like me, you procrastinate on just about everything and that likely includes getting your packages shipped off for the holidays. So how much time do we have before it's too late for Christmas delivery?

According to the United States Postal Service, the clock is ticking for you to get your packages delivered on time. This Saturday, December 19th is the deadline for priority mail service and Wednesday, December 23rd is the deadline with Priority Mail Express Service.

There is still time for you to ship with the big brown too. You can still get your packages to their destination with UPS by using UPS 3 Day Select by Monday, December 21st. If you're cutting it closer than that, UPS 2nd Day Air and UPS Next Day Air are options with a deadline of December 22nd and December 23rd respectively. They won't be shipping anything on Christmas Day as they will be closed.

For FedEx, you have a few more options than you do with USPS and UPS. Monday, December 21st is the deadline for FedEx Express Saver and FedEx 3 Day Freight and Tuesday, December 22nd for all 2-Day shipping. For other FedEx shipping option deadlines including 1-day and same-day Christmas Day shipping visit FedEx.com.

Unfortunately, even with these deadlines, thanks to Covid, there is still a chance that you packages may not make it on time so it may just be best to keep those great gifts for yourself. I'm kidding of course but I do think we have to more patient and understanding than in years past. Our delivery folks are working hard with an unprecedented situation and more packages than ever before. If you happen to be reading this and you work for any of these 3 delivery services, thank you!

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