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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 Elkridge.

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 USPS, 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 the Elkridge Post Office 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 Last collection Elkridge Post Office 6655 Santa Barbara Rd, Elkridge. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5:00 p.m. on weekdays; 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays


  • 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

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Last collection

FedEx World Service Center

719 N Hammonds Ferry Rd Linthicum Heights 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday



 

  • 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 Last collection UPS Store 6030 Marshalee Dr Elkridge 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m for ground and air; 3 p.m. air pickup on Saturday
  • For a full calendar of UPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

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