Is It Too Late to Mail Cards, Gifts for Christmas Delivery?

Santa Claus and his elves get all the credit, but the magic really happens in a North Texas warehouse about the size of 13 football fields.U.S. Postal Service workers on Monday night alone will sort about 3.5 million cards and letters and an estimated 350,000 Christmas packages at the processing and distribution center in Coppell."Monday night is the biggest night for us," senior plant manager Larry Wagener said.But it's not too late to get your mail shipped in time. Send first-class mail bound for the mainland United States by Tuesday if you want it to arrive by Christmas. Priority mail should be in by Wednesday, and priority mail express by Friday. (Deadlines for military shipping have already passed.)Mail-sorting machines in the Coppell center are whirring and clacking around the clock as their handlers toil to get mail to you in time for Christmas. Postal workers will out delivering packages on Christmas Eve — a Sunday— and not just Amazon parcels.  Continue reading...

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