Looking to send a Christmas gift using standard shipping?
The U.S. Postal Services advises you do so no later than Thursday if you want it to be there by Christmas Day.
How about first-class mail? No later than Dec. 19.
Some area post offices are extending weekend hours to help customers:
More than 850 million packages will be delivered this holiday season, according to the Postal Service, which is up from 750 million last season.