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Busy mailing day at the post office


MADISON (WKOW) -- Post offices across the country were bustling Monday on what the U.S. Postal Service said would be its busiest mailing day this holiday season.

In Madison, the west side delivery station was at full-staff to handle the extra volume.

"We were anticipating this," said USPS customer relations coordinator Karen Cronin. "The way Christmas falls, a lot of people finish up their holiday shopping this weekend and their cards and they're bringing them into the post office to mail."

Postal service officials expected to process 85 million items across the country Monday. Overall, officials say they expect a 20 percent increase this year with more than 15 billion cards, letters and packages being sent during the holiday season.

To make sure your deliveries get to their destinations in time for Christmas, first class mail should be sent before Dec. 20, priority mail by Dec. 21 and express mail before Dec. 22.


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