Holidays are Busy, Busy Time for the Post Office
The last few days have been a blur for many post office employees, and Thrusday was no different. People continue to bring in packages so that loved ones will have them before Christmas. December 18th is known as the busiest day of the year for the post office, but the postmaster says it’s been about the same since Monday and they expect it to continue into next week.
Larry Delahunt, Gulfport Postmaster, says, "This year, the economy seems to be doing well, so people are mailing a lot more packages. We’re also receiving a lot more packages through online shippers and we’re seeing that throughout this week and into next week."
The postmaster tells News 25 one thing that contributes to the holiday rush is getting all those letters for Santa to the North Pole.