Postal Service releases holiday mailing dates

HONOLULU – Now that Hawai‘i residents have finished their Thanksgiving leftovers, their thoughts will turn to shopping and holiday gift shipping.

The Postal Service is happy to assist its customers with those efforts by providing suggested holiday mailing dates specific to Hawaii and holiday mailing tips.

Below are the dates that the Postal Service suggests Hawai‘i residents mail their letters, cards and packages to give them the best chances of reaching their destinations by Christmas. Note that the dates apply to the mail received by each Post Office’s daily cutoff time.

Suggested mailing dates are Dec. 6 for first-class and Priority mail headed to international and overseas military destinations, and Dec. 15 for First-Class and Priority mail headed to the mainland. Procrastinators have until Dec. 21 to send their holiday cheer to the mainland via expedited Priority Express shipping service.


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