The U.S. Postal service will process 20 billion pieces of mail between Thanksgiving and Christmas. One-point-two million of that will be sent out of Lubbock. That's why the U.S. Postal Service is asking that you mail your holiday greeting cards and packages early.
If you wait until December 15th, the Post Office suggests you use priority mail to ensure it gets there on time, and you'll want to make sure all packages are labeled properly. "Make sure you put a return address and delivery address inside the package, so if it does come open, we can still get it delivered to its proper destination," says Pete Allen, U.S. Postal Service Customer Relations Coordinator.
From now until Christmas, Saturday hours at the post office will change. Lubbock's downtown, Freedom, and Sunset Stations will be open from 9 a.m. until noon.
Monterey and singer stations, however, will remain open until 2 p.m. Those same two stations will also be open for extended hours during the week, beginning this Monday.