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From the United States Postal Service

'Tis the season, and for the 237th year the U.S. Postal Service says 365 million packages are  expected to be delivered this holiday season — a 20% increase over 2011.

The Postal Service projects the record-breaking increase in its competitive package business due to consumers' growing fondness for shopping online. In total, nearly 18 billion cards, letters and packages will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve.

All Post Offices will be open Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, and New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31, but some will have shortened retail lobby hours and close at noon. Mail delivery for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 will be the same as any other Monday.

Revised hours will be posted at each Post Office for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 hours of operation. Commercial customers should check with their Business Mail Entry Units for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 hours of operation.

Customers are encouraged to go online to usps.com or call 1-800-ASK-USPS for information about specific Post Offices. In addition, mail should be deposited into blue collection mailboxes before noon for early pickup on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. Customers requiring postal services later that day are encouraged to contact their local Postmaster.

In observance of the holidays, Post Offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Jan. 1. Only Express Mail will be delivered on Christmas Day and New Year's Day in most major metro areas. Post Offices will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, Dec. 26 and Wednesday, Jan. 2.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.


Post offices by zipcode and adjusted hours for Christmas Eve and News Year's Eve 

Columbus Main Office - 31907
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Baker Village  - 31903
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Beallwood - 31904
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Downtown Station - 31901
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lindsey Creek  - 31907
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Fort Benning - 31905
9:00 a.m - 12:00 pm

Wynnton - 31906
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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