Mailing out your holiday gifts? Be sure to send them out by these dates

With Christmas just under two weeks away, many people will be mailing gifts to their friends and loved ones.
In order to ensure that the gifts arrive on time for Christmas Day, the United States Postal Service, Federal Express and UPS have laid out which dates items should be sent so that they arrive on time for Dec. 25.
Ground: Dec. 15
First-Class Mail: Dec. 17
Priority Mail: Dec. 18
Priority Mail Express: Dec. 23
Ground: Dec. 15
Same-day shipping: Dec. 24
1 Day shipping: Dec. 23
2 Day shipping: Dec. 22
3 Day shipping: Dec. 21
1 Day shipping: Dec. 22
Next day shipping: Dec. 23