For the ultimate procrastinator who has not mailed cards and packages before today, the United States Postal Service recommends using Express Mail, a guaranteed overnight service.
Barrow County residents have several USPS location to choose from when mailing cards and packages. Bethlehem is the preferred locations for many Barrow residents, but you can also mail packages from Auburn, Statham and Winder.
To ensure that your gifts and greetings arrive on time and intact, the postal service recommends the following:
- Use complete addresses on your cards, letters and packages, including apartment numbers and suite numbers.
- Use directionals, such as NE and NW and designations such as St., Ave., and Blvd. — and always include the ZIP Code. If you’re unsure of the ZIP Code, visit www.usps.com.
- When sending packages, use a sturdy container designed for shipping, cushion the contents to prevent movement during transit, include a return address inside the package and seal it, using a tape designed for shipping.