Time running out to send packages for Christmas

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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) -- It was a busy day at post offices across the country including in Sherman.

The Sherman Post Office on Peyton Street had a lot of traffic Monday. People mailing cards or holiday packages say you should expect to wait this time of year.

"It's my fault I put it off for a couple days before I got ready to ship it," said resident Jim Adams.

Adams mailed a package to his granddaughter in New York. He says he waited about 20 minutes in line.

"When I first walked in there, before I got my packing tape, there were four or five other people that slipped in ahead of me," Adams said.

Time is running out to get your package delivered before Christmas. According to the United States Postal Service website, December 20th is the cut off for First Class Mail and for Priority Mail it's December 21st.

Adams said, "they got it down they [post office] know what they are doing."

"We're just as happy as can be," Mark Mikolyski said.

Mark and Loretta Mikolyski were on their way back from Dallas when they found the Sherman Post Office by luck. They needed to mail a package before going home to Nida, Oklahoma.

"We took the wrong off ramp and we were trying to get back to the freeway and we wound up seeing the post office," Mikolyski said.

They say going to the post office on the busiest shipping day of the year went pretty smoothly.

"It wasn't too bad," Mikolyski said. "Everyone seemed cheerful, the line moved rather quickly and we got out packages taken care of."

USPS anticipates about 750 million packages will be delivered this holiday season. Up 12 percent from last year.