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Still time to ship those packages, but don't wait too long

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The holidays can be a stressful time of the year.  One of those stressful moments can be trying to ship a gift to a friend or family member.

Tucson News Now is bringing the public information to help make sure those gifts get there on time.

It isn't too late to ship a gift – the key dates to remember to get those presents there on time are:

December 20, the last day to send first class mail, so that it will arrive by Christmas.

December 21, is the last day for priority mail

December 23, is the last day for priority mail express. 

The U.S. Postal Service has stated the key is to ship those presents early.  Though there is more to the post office than shipping gifts; for those last minute shoppers cards and gift cards can be purchased and sent. 

Here are a few tips offered by the Postal Service:

Pick a strong and sturdy box, to protect the gifts add some extra cushion; remember to remove all batteries from electronics. 

And one great tip is to place an extra shipping label inside the box, so if the box and outside label are damaged the post office can still return the box.

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