CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) — After all the Black Friday Shopping, plenty of people will be sending out gifts to their loved ones across the nation. When do packages need to be shipped in order to make it under the tree before Christmas?

22News spoke with Steve Hamylack from Springfield who’s sending gifts to Florida.

“We are trying to get ahead with mailing these packages. We are concerned that maybe a lot of people will be sending packages later on and we didn’t want it to get mixed up in that and so forth,” Hamylack said.

The earlier you send out your package, the more likely you are to avoid higher shipping costs.


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