USPS deadline for standard holiday mail

December 15, 2010 6:58:32 AM PST
Wednesday is an important deadline for shipping holiday cards and packages, according to The United States Postal Service (USPS).

The postal service recommends that anyone wanting to send holiday items without paying extra to ship them should do so Wednesday to guarantee they arrive on time.

Customers can still ship packages after Wednesday but may need to pay for Priority or Express shipping to guarantee on-time arrival.