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Holiday Shipping Season Kicks Off For Santa's Helpers

6:16 PM, Nov 8, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Santa's helpers want you to know that neither rain nor snow or gloom of night will keep them from delivering your holiday packages.

U.S. Postal Service employees decked out the Friendship Heights branch to announce this year's pick up and delivery services for the holiday season.

The postal service forecasts a record breaking year for door-to-door mailing and shipments.

"The postal system this year will deliver over 365 million packages this holiday season, and that's up 20 percent over last year," says U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.

Donahoe also expects a more than 30 percent surge in its economy parcel select service.

And here are some dates the USPS wants you to mark on your calendar.

December 17th is its busiest shipping day and December 22nd is the last day for Express Mail.

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