It's not too early to start thinking about mailing out those holiday cards and packages, especially if your loved one is overseas.
The U.S. Postal Service says Thursday, December 4th is the deadline to send mail to Iraq or Afghanistan. And they say mail to other overseas military bases must get out by December 11th.
For domestic mail and packages the first-class mail deadline is December 20th, priority mail December 20th and express mail on December 23rd.
The postal service expects to handle 19 billion cards, letters and packages this holiday season.