The U.S. Postal Service submitted the following news release:
Post offices nationwide will be open Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31. South Jersey post offices will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon on these dates. Regular mail delivery will be unaffected by the change.
Revised hours will be posted at each post office and commercial customers are asked to check their Bulk Mail Entry Units for specific information regarding holiday hours of operation. Blue collection boxes having final collection times before noon will not be affected by these changes. However, collection boxes with final collection times scheduled after that may be collected early. Therefore, mail should be deposited into these mailboxes by noon for early pick-up on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.
Customers requiring postal services later on those days are encouraged to contact their local Post Office. Customers also may call 1-800-ASK-USPS for additional information. Post Offices will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Express Mail only will be delivered on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. All Post Offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
For holiday shipping deadlines, read our piece: When's It Too Late to Send Holiday Packages?