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Here Are Your 2012 Christmas Shipping Deadlines

What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? We run down the options in and around Ellicott City.

If you're the type to put off holiday shopping until the last minute, not to worry—there are plenty of speedy ways to ship your items nationwide and ensure that they'll arrive before Dec. 25.

Below is a rundown of USPS, UPS, and FedEx deadlines for pre-Christmas arrival. Cost, of course, goes up with the speed of the service.

The absolute latest option nearby? Express mailing your package from the  Post Office by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22.

 

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

First Class Mail

Thursday, Dec. 20

Priority Mail

Friday, Dec. 21

Express Mail

Saturday, Dec. 22

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Last collection Ellicott City Post Office

3375 Ellicott Center Drive, Ellicott City

Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sat. 9 a.m - 2 p.m.

5:00 p.m. on weekdays; 2 p.m. on Saturdays Enchanted Forest Post Office 10020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City

Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sat. 9 a.m - 1 p.m.

5:00 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. on Saturdays
  • For a full calendar of USPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

 

FEDEX

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

FedEx Express Saver

Wednesday, Dec. 19

FedEx 2Day

Thursday, Dec. 20

FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx First Overnight

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Last collection

Fedex Office Ship and Printing Center

844 N. Rolling Road 
Catonsville

Mon. 7 a.m.- 6p.m. 

Closed Tu.

Wed.-Fri. 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday

Fedex Office Ship and Printing Center
6181 Old Dobbin Lane, Suite 300 
Columbia

Mon 12:01 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tu.

Wed.-Fri. 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

 

6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday

  • For a full calendar of FedEx holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

 

UPS

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.

Thursday, Dec. 20

UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, Next Day Air Early A.M.

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Last collection UPS Store 8480 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City 

Mon. - Fri 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sat: 10 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Mon. - Fri. 6:00 p.m for air; Sat. 2:30 p.m. for air.

Sat. 3:30 p.m. for ground 

  • For a full calendar of UPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

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