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Here Are Your 2012 Christmas Shipping Deadlines

What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? We run down the options around Severna Park.

If you're the type to put off holiday shopping until the last minute, not to worry—there are plenty of speedy ways to ship your items nationwide and ensure that they'll arrive before Dec. 25.

Below is a rundown of US Postal Service, UPS, and FedEx deadlines for pre-Christmas arrival. Cost, of course, goes up with the speed of the service.

The absolute latest option nearby? Express mailing your package from local post offices by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22.

 

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

First Class Mail

Thursday, Dec. 20

Priority Mail

Friday, Dec. 21

Express Mail

Saturday, Dec. 22

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours US Post Office 21 Magothy Bridge Rd. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Office Depot 569 Ritchie Highway
8 a.m. to 9 p.m. US Post Office
1521 Ritchie Highway Suite 100
Arnold 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • For a full calendar of USPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

 

FEDEX

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

FedEx Express Saver

Wednesday, Dec. 19

FedEx 2Day

Thursday, Dec. 20

FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx First Overnight

Friday, Dec. 21

FedEx SameDay (if available) Tuesday, Dec. 25
  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Park Plaza (self service)
572 Ritchie Highway All Day
Universal Title (self service)
650 Ritchie Highway All Day
  • For a full calendar of FedEx holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

 

UPS

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.

Thursday, Dec. 20

UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, Next Day Air Early A.M.

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Near Robinson Crossing 550 Ritchie Highway
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • For a full calendar of UPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

 

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