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I admit that I am one of those people who loses track of time. I don’t do it on purpose I just at times don’t realize how fast a month can fly by. When my husband has been deployed I admit I have at times almost missed the deadline in mailing my Christmas care packages off to him. Fortunately for you I blog about this stuff so hopefully I am giving you a head start.

The Postal service not only released it’s holiday shipping schedule but that it will be allowing families to ship worldwide to service members¬† in priority boxes for a discounted flat rate of $12.95.

In Their Words

” For online ordering of the large Priority Mail APO/FPO Flat Rate Boxes featuring the “America Supports You” logo and information about mailing letters and packages to military destinations, visit Priority Mail APO/FPO Boxes under “Order Free Boxes.”

Ordering Free Mail Kits from the USPS

In their Words: “The Postal Service also offers free military care kits, designed specifically for military families sending packages overseas. Each kit includes two “America Supports You” large Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes, four medium-sized Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes, six Priority Mail labels, one roll of Priority Mail tape and six customs forms with envelopes. The mailing kits can be ordered by requesting them at 800-610-8734.”

So When Should I Have Package Mailed Out To Assure My Solder Gets it In Time for Christmas?

Click Here For Official USPS Mailing Dates

Have Fun with those care packages!



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Krystel is the mom of two and an Army Wife. In addition to Army Wife 101 she is the Co-Founder of a digital media agency that connects brands with the military market. She has appeared on MSNBC ,FOX LA and formerly was a weekly contributor to HLN's "Raising America". She has written for various outlets including Sheknows and Lifetime and is a big fan of cupcakes and french fries.

2 Comments on Get Those Care Packages Out On Time: Military Holiday USPS Shipping Schedule and Military Discounted Flat Rate Shipping

  1. HISradio is also collecting stockings for soldiers w.o families this month. They will mail them for u and alll you have to do is stuff the stockibg!! Visit their website for more details

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