Postal service announces recommended mailing dates for holidays
Last modified: Nov. 28, 2012
Ensuring care packages arrive in time for the holiday season is a priority for friends and family members of military personnel serving around the world.
To help get packages on their way, the U.S. Postal Service offers a discount on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate Box at a price of $13.45. The price includes a $2 per box discount for military mail being sent to Air/Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office and Diplomatic Post Office destinations worldwide.
In addition to a lower cost per package, customers can be assured that shipping with the Postal Service will provide reliable, trusted and secure delivery to personnel stationed anywhere in the world.
Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes are available at no cost at local post offices or can be ordered on-line at shop.usps.com. Postage, labels and customs forms can be printed online anytime using Click-n-Ship.
To ensure timely delivery of holiday wishes by Dec. 25, cards and packages to military APO, FPO and DPO addresses overseas should be sent by the recommended dates.
Mail addressed to military post offices overseas is subject to certain procedures or restrictions regarding content, preparation and handling. APO, FPO and DPO addresses generally require customs forms.
The postal service requires no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sales of postage, products and services to fund its operations.