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Happening Today: Holiday shipping deadlines approaching fast

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Anyone planning to send holiday gifts still has a little time to do so.

For an organization that ships over 15 billion letters and packages around the country in a short period of time, the work can seem endless.

That's the estimated number of parcels sent during last year’s holiday season.

Those who have waited until the last minute still have hope -- if the package is shipping domestically.

Thursday is also the deadline for shipping packages to Canada and the Caribbean for arrival before Christmas.

It's also worth noting post offices will be open until noon on Christmas Eve, and closed on the Monday after Christmas, December 26.

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