Did you know that the third Monday in December is usually the busiest mailing day of the year? And that the Post Office will deliver over 20 billion pieces of mail this holiday season? So, just in time for the busy mailing rush, here are some tips and time-savers to make sure your mail arrives on time and in good condition.
Don’t Be Late—Holiday Mailing Schedule
- First week of December: Get Regular Parcel packages to the post office
- Second week of December: Send all greeting cards
- Third week of December: Send all letters and packages via Xpresspost™
- By December 22: Send all Priority™
Holiday Dates to Remember
- Hanukkah— Saturday December 24, 2016 thru Sunday January 1, 2017, from sundown to sundown
- Christmas—Sunday, December 25, 2016 (Federal Holiday)
- Kwanzaa—Monday, December 26, 2016 thru Sunday, January 1, 2017
- New Year’s Day—Sunday, January 1, 2017 (Federal Holiday)
Keeping track of dates and time is important if you want to beat the holiday rush, but equally important is taking advantage of some time-saving shortcuts.
Addressing Made Easy
You can make short work of your long mailing lists by using Avery Easy Peel® Address Labels and our free easy-to-use programs such as Avery Design & Print Online to create festive, custom-printed address labels in minutes.
Check Your Postal Codes
Don’t let an incorrect postal code send your cards and packages in the wrong direction. If in doubt, just go to Canada Post and click on Find a Postal Code. Once you’ve got your mailing list in order use Avery Design & Print Online to get step-by-step instructions to mail merge your mailing list and print onto labels.
Reuse Your Boxes
Got a used box that would be perfect for something you need to ship, except it has the original shipping labels or other markings all over it? No problem. All you need are Avery Shipping Labels with TrueBlock® Technology. Since Avery Shipping Labels completely cover up everything underneath, your old packages look new again and ready to deliver some holiday joy.