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USPS announces holiday mailing dates

The U.S Postal Service is reminding Hawaii residents of suggested mailing dates in order to ensure letters, cards and packages arrive at their destinations by Christmas.

USPS suggests to mail items by Dec. 17 for First-Class and Priority Mail headed to the Mainland. Those who miss the date have until Dec. 21 to send their items to the Mainland via the expedited Priority Express Shipping service.

From Hawaii to international destinations, American Samoa along with military APOs and FPOs, suggested mailing dates for First-Class and Priority Mail is Friday. Suggested mailing via Priority Express to those destinations is Dec. 13.

From Hawaii to Guam and Saipan, First-Class and Priority Mail should be sent by Dec. 10 and Priority Express Mail by Dec. 17.

Mail within the state via First-Class and Priority Mail should be sent by Dec. 20, or via Priority Express Mail by Dec. 22.

The dates apply to mail received by each Post Office’s cutoff time.

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