Post Offices nationwide will be open Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and New Year's Eve, Dec. 31. Most post offices will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon on these dates. Regular mail delivery will be unaffected by the change.
Revised hours will be posted at each post office and commercial customers are asked to check with their business mail entry units for specific information regarding holiday hours of operation.
Blue collection boxes having final collection times before noon will not be affected by these changes.
However, collection boxes with final collection times scheduled after that may be collected early. Therefore, mail should be deposited into these mailboxes by noon for early pickup Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.
Customers requiring postal services later on those days are encouraged to contact their local post office. Customers also may call (800) ASK-USPS (275-8777) for additional information.
Post offices will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. All post offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.
For the most up-to-date holiday information, go to: usps.com/holidaynews. There you'll find holiday mailing and shipping deadlines, packing tips and information about Letters to Santa.
Information is also included about all of the Postal Service's holiday forever stamps, including Christmas: Holy Family Stamp, Christmas: Virgin and Child by Jan Gossaert, Eid Stamp, Gingerbread Houses, Global Evergreen Wreath International Stamp, Hanukkah Stamp, Kwanzaa Stamp and Poinsettia Stamps.
Kathleen Swanson is a spokeswoman for U.S. Postal Service.