Are you planning on mailing out Christmas gifts this year? You may want to send them out earlier than usual. Starting October 1st, the U.S. Postal Service will be adding new delivery standards for First-Class and Periodicals. This will result in longer delivery windows of up to 5 days, instead of 2-3 days.

Even though not all deliveries will be affected by this new service change, there will be an increase in transit time for mail traveling longer distances. First Class mail traveling within a local area will continue to be a 2-day delivery.

Time to start getting ready for the holidays!