People are frantically trying to find the perfect, last-minute gift and postal workers are ready to have it arrive by Christmas.
Monday USPS was expected to handle more than 600 million pieces of mail and post offices in Lexington expect to handle more than two million pieces.
“I think a lot of people do their Christmas shopping over the weekend and prepare their packages over the weekend so it's just a natural thing to want to go ahead and get that errand done,” said Susan Wright, spokesperson for USPS about their busiest day of the year.
Monday wasn’t the deadline to get presents shipped to arrive by Christmas day but the longer people wait, the price could go up.
Holiday Dates for Domestic Mail
Calculated for December 25, 2013
Dec. 20 - First-Class Mail® Service
Dec. 21 - Priority Mail® Service
Dec. 23 - Priority Mail Express™ Service
Dec. 14 - Standard Post™ Service
Dec. 19 - Destination Network Distribution Center (DNDC) Drop Ship
Dec. 21 - Destination Delivery Unit (DDU) Drop Ship