The holiday season is upon us! The United States Post Office (USPS) recently announced their mail holiday deadlines for sending packages to troops located overseas in 2018.
Updated for 2018.
I recommend getting packages out before the deadlines. Mail slows down considerably during the holiday season.
Visit the official USPS site for the latest information about military mail holiday deadlines.
Get Your Military Mail Care Kit
You can order your Military Care Kit from the post office. These are free supplies provided by USPS to ship care packages.
The contents changes from time to time so it may not be exactly what I’ve listed here. The last time I checked, the kit includes:
- Two Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO Flat Rate Boxes
- Two Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Boxes
- Priority Mail tape
- Priority Mail address labels
- Appropriate customs forms
Order your kit by calling the USPS Package Supply Center at 1-800-610-8734.
Within 7 to 10 days, your kit will arrive at your home.
To send packages to loved ones serving in the military and diplomatic posts abroad, the Postal Service offers a discounted price on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate Box.
I love the Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes! I fit as much as possible into the box. You’ll be amazed at what you can get in those boxes!
After you have your goodies packed up and ready to mail, here’s some guidelines about sending Military and Diplomatic mail.
What awesome goodies are you packaging up for your service member this year? Tell us in the comments below!