Mail carriers start their deliveries before the crack of dawn

SACRAMENTO, CA — Households should not be alarmed if they hear postal mail carriers delivering as early as 5:00 a.m., starting the Friday after Thanksgiving. The clatter and jangle so familiar this time of year is just your letter carrier getting an early start on the heavy package volume projected for this holiday season.

To keep our promise to deliver the best holiday for you, our carriers will be out making early morning deliveries in many communities throughout the Sacramento postal district.

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season gains momentum, the Postal Service wants to keep pace with it. The fact is parcel volume is higher than ever, and we want to make sure we meet our commitment to deliver every piece every day.

The Postal Service is projecting a double-digit increase in package volume this holiday season – more than 800 million packages will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

The notion of the “busiest day” is a thing of Christmas past, due to early online shopping. The forecast shows the busiest week will be December 16-21, with more than 28 million packages being delivered per day.

It is our mission to assure that everyone’s precious gifts get delivered in the ‘nick of time’ for you.