Time is running out for last minute holiday packages

“This is our season, the Christmas holidays is our season at the postal service,” says Sabrina Todd, Customer Relations Coordinator of the Greater Michigan United State Postal Service.

Boxes, stamps, bubble wrap, and long lines.

It’s the last weekend before Christmas, which means a last minute trip to the post office for many.

“It’s looks busy inside, which I expected, but ya know, I’ve got to get this off to Florida so, for the fam,” says Veronica Janak.

“I did all my christmas shopping, everything is laid out under the tree, and this is the only one im sending out this year,” says Tracey Iemon.

Todd says, many people wait until the last minute.

“If you go out into the lines right now you’ll see a lot of packages in the customers hands, they’re bringing them in by the cartloads,” says Todd.

Because of that, Todd says, if you plan on sending out a package for the holidays, do it sooner rather than later.

“Monday, December 19th is going to be our busiest mailing day because this is our last weekend before Christmas,” says Todd.

The post office isn’t the only mailing service seeing an increase in shipments this weekend.

Workers over at UPS are also seeing more people, and more packages.

“You hear everybody’s stories about their family members, and who they’re sending to, there’s ususally stories behind some of them,” says Ashley Gould, manager at UPS in Lansing.

While both services say the hustle and bustle of the holiday season comes with more demand, that doesn’t stop the end goal, which is to deliver a smile with every package.

And according to Todd, “We deliver to every address, that’s what we do, we deliver, we’re delivering holiday cheer for our customers.”

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