Post office holiday deadlines loom

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Today is like Black Friday for the post office.

With 11 days until Christmas, today is the busiest day of the year for the U. S. Postal Service. People will be scrambling to get packages in the mail so they arrive in time for the holiday. 

Nationwide, USPS offices expect to handle more than 830 million pieces of mail. They handle 583 million on a normal day.

However, postal officials say gift givers have until Dec. 21 to get packages and cards in the mail for delivery by Christmas to national destinations.

Mail within Colorado can wait until Dec. 22.

And Express Mail to major cities/metro areas in the U.S. can be sent on Dec. 23. Express Mail is still available to most overseas locations until Dec. 18.