Dec. 21: Busiest delivery day for USPS

Posted at 7:22 AM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 08:22:50-05

Santa Claus should give postal carriers a serious high-five, while recipients may want to give them a big hug.

December 21, is the busiest delivery day of year for the United States Post Office, with 30 million packages expected to hit mailboxes and doorsteps across the country.

In a news release, Omaha Postmaster Keith Reid said, “It’s all about providing outstanding service to our customers and keeping our package network fluid.

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve – almost 600 million packages are expected to be delivered nationwide, with a record 2.6 million in Nebraska.