It’s a Wrap: 2012 overseas mailing deadlines for Christmas packages
November 3, 2012
Christine Hofmann-Bourque in Christmas, Holidays, Mail

The chill in the air can only mean one thing: The Christmas holidays are fast approaching, as are the deadlines for mailing packages to those serving overseas. From the U.S. Post Office, here are the dates to keep in mind if you’ll be sending holiday gifts overseas this year.


Gift boxes — especially if they contain holiday cookies — can weigh quite a bit, so use the USPS Postage Price Calculator to figure out the different ways and costs to ship your packages. We are fans of Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes and have found them to generally be the fastest and least expensive option. The large boxes cost $13.45 when mailed to an APO/FPO/DPO address, a $2 savings over the regular domestic shipping rates. Merry Christmas! 

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