LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – At Lexington's post office, they typically see 600,000 pieces of mail come in and out on a regular day.
But, on Monday that number was expected to skyrocket to two million.
This year, there are actually six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas to get mail out in time for the holiday.
Spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service, Susan Wright, says the best tip she has is to do as much as possible ahead of time.
“Procrastinators pay a premium,” said Susan Wright of the USPS. “So, if you’re going to procrastinate and send items through the mail you will pay more.”
You’ll also need to make sure to pay attention to packaging.
Envelopes shouldn't be too flimsy and Wright says if you're sending gift cards, put them in a padded envelope so they won't be damaged or separated during processing.
If you want your letters to make it in time for Christmas you have until Friday, Dec. 20 to get those letters sent.
For a list of important dates depending on priority, you can visit the postal service's website at www.usps.com.