The United States Postal Service says today is the busiest day to mail holiday cards and packages. This lively time of year for post offices, is only getting busier.
It's that time of year, to pack, ship, and mail holiday cards and presents to your loved ones.
"Since after Thanksgiving the business has picked up tremendously," said Jeffrey Salamon, Stamford postmaster.
The U.S. Postal Service projects a 12 percent increase in package volume this holiday season. Stamford Postmaster Jeffery Salamon says its an increase they're seeing first hand.
"That 12 percent is correct. We were probably delivering about 4 to 5,000, and now we're in the 7 to 10,000 range," said Salamon.
That's just thousands of the 420 million packages that are projected this year. It's partly thanks to the internet.
"The more people that are shopping online, it's just making our business boom," said Salamon.
Salamon says the postal service has teamed up with Amazon.com for same day service and sunday package delivery. The post office, also offering free shipping supplies, flat rates, and other online tools.
Now through New Year's Eve, the postal service will deliver nearly 15 billion cards.
Busiest delivery day for holiday cards is this Wed, December 18. Busiest delivery day for packages is Thursday.