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Holiday Package Shipping Deadlines for Christmas 2012

Want those cards and packages to arrive in time for Christmas? Find out the drop-dead dates from the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS.

Holiday Package Shipping Deadlines for Christmas 2012

If you want Santa Claus to arrive on time with holiday packages to military, international or U.S. destinations, the U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates those packages must be in the mail. So has FedEx and UPS.

Here's what you need to know to get your packages to their destinations on time.

Post Office Locations

There is one post office in St. Peters—located at 7055 Mexico Road. The post office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. 

Postal Service Shipping Deadlines

Shipping Service
DeadlineParcel Post
Dec. 14 International locations*
Dec. 10 First-Class Mail 
Dec. 20 Priority Mail 
Dec. 21 Express Mail 
Dec. 22

Military Shipping Deadlines*

Parcel Post service to all APO/FPO/DPO addresses was Nov. 13. Priority and First Class Mail must be sent by Dec. 3 to APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093, and Dec. 10 to all other military addresses. 

*The deadline for Dec. 25 delivery to Africa and Central and South America is Dec. 3. For more details on military and international mailing, visit the  USPS website.

FedEx Deadlines

The deadline for FedEx Ground delivery by Christmas is Dec. 17. FedEx overnight services sent by Dec. 22 will get you there on time. And FedEx Same Day service will be operating on Christmas Day. Here is the FedEx Centers in St. Peters:

  • FedEx Office, 7120 Mexico Road in St. Peters

    UPS Deadlines

    The UPS schedule notes that packages can be sent by air, international and ground by Dec. 20. UPS Next Day Air packages picked up on that day will arrive Friday, Dec. 21. UPS 2nd Day Air packages picked up that day will arrive on Dec. 24. 

    There are two UPS Stores in the St. Peters area: one at 6209 Mid Rivers Mall Drive and one at 223 Salt Lick Road. There are also a number of drop boxes throughout the city, which can all be found  online


     

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