TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- Christy Stevenson is already planning her Christmas gifts for her family. She does her shopping early to get a leg up on the busy mailing year.
"I got family all over. I like to ship things out and make it easier," said Stevenson.
Her gifts will join the expected 850 million packages being sent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. That's why the United States Postal Service is already preparing for the holiday mailing rush.
Andy Kruzan is the Supervisor of Customer Services with the post office in Terre Haute. He has been with them for multiple years knowing first hands the importance of their jobs this time of year.
"We know the importance of people getting their packages. Getting their letters. Everyone kinda comes together. We all work a little harder this time of year and it’s expected,” said Kruzan.
Between November 26th and December 17th the post office will be open on Sundays. It's a yearly tradition to help get everyone's mail sent on time for Christmas.
The post office still urges everyone not to wait. They want to make sure everyone has everything ready before their busiest weeks.
"December 11th is going to be our busiest week starting then. So if you want to get something out its really imperative you come in," said Kruzan.
As for Stevenson she is ready to do just that. Wanting to make sure everyone on her wish list is ready by Christmas day.
"I think it’s great they are trying to make everybody have more of a stress free transition into the holiday the holiday season and get their packages out so everyone can have a great stress free Christmas," said Stevenson.
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