Long lines form on busiest mailing day of year

Posted at 5:00 PM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 19:23:33-05

On the Monday before Christmas, traditionally there's mayhem going on inside a post office.

Hundreds and thousands of cards, letters and packages will be sent out, and Kristin Mattson with the U.S. Postal Service says this is one of her favorite days of the year.

"Actually I love it like this, it could be Christmas all the time. I like it when it's busy, it just makes the time go faster, our customers have been really good so far," said Mattson.

Kelly Westerhausen is sending her gifts off to Belgium, all in hopes to get that special delivery to a loved one.

"I think I'm a procrastinator for sure yeah, well I'm happy that hopefully it will get there on time, if it doesn't, it's not a big deal," said Westerhausen.

Kathleen Sifuentes just decided to send off some treats she baked over the snowy weekend to her sister in Florida.

"We shipped out a week and a half ago, they already got their box, they're set but this was baking all weekend, and now we're sending the cookies," said Sifuentes.

If you missed Monday's deadline, you can still get your packages sent in time for Christmas. You can send first class mail by tomorrow, priority mail by the 21st, and priority express by the 23rd to most major cities.

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