St Louis Metropolitan Area Post Offices are reminding customers to mail early this holiday season. The Postal Service is expecting double-digit increases in the number of packages mailed between Thanksgiving and New Years. Communications Manager for the Gateway District of the U.S. Postal Service Valerie Welsch tells The Big Z the earlier packages are mailed; the better.

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The domestic deadlines are: December 19 for first class mail service, December 21 for priority mail service, and December 23 for priority express mail service. For what shipping supplies are available and the domestic and international deadlines visit .

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