As they say at the post office…

Keep those cards and letters coming in.

And if you are shipping items to arrive before Christmas, whether you are using the United States Postal Service, or one of the other package delivery services, better step up your game.

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The latest best date that orders can ship and still get to locations before Christmas was yesterday, December 12th.  Oops

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Kit L., ThinkStock

That is for packages.  If you are sending greeting cards via snail mail, that deadline to get to most locations around the country is this Saturday the 16th, through next Wednesday the 20th.

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Getty Images

Depending upon what area of the country you are sending those cards to of course.

Two thirds of people would rather receive a physical card instead of a digital card, and most of those people like it when the greeting card is a family photo.

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Townsquare Media Bangor

Santa’s right knee has given him trouble ever since that photo was taken.

In further Post Office News

The U.S. Postal Service has informed the unions and management associations of its intent to conduct Mail Processing Facilty Reviews at five more locations.

And one of those locations is in Maine.

The Eastern Maine Hampden P&DC facility could be merged into the Scarborough Maine P & DC location.  That is what the survey will determine.

P&DC stands for Processing and Distribution Center. If the P&DC facility in Hampden merges into the Scarborough facility, the Hampden location would become a Local Processing Center.

The change is implemented would eliminate about 24 jobs.

More Information and a link to a survey can be found here.

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