Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver 14.9 Billion pieces of mail. Big as that number seems, it’s actually down nearly half a billion from a year ago.
Still, with all that volume, the Postal Service says today is the last day you can drop a card in the mail and expect it to arrive by Christmas.
Of course, the postal service delivers more than just regular mail. While the amount of mail delivered is down a bit, the number of packages shipped through the postal service is expected to grow by 4%. When all is said and done, approximately 910 million packages will be delivered.
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