If you’re sending out holiday packages to loved ones, Nicole Hill with the United States Postal Service in Minnesota has a few recommended deadlines:

“So we’re looking at December 18th, send your greeting cards, send your x-mas cards out to your loved ones, make sure they have the right postage, make sure that the addresses are legible.”

Hill says priority mail should go out by December 19th. For more information about packaging or postage, you can visit usps.com.