The holidays are usually pretty hectic, and the last thing you need is to stress over shipping your holiday gifts. With millions of packages moving across the country every day, knowing how to pack and when to ship your gifts can save you time and money, taking the hassle out of holiday shipping.
These tips from FedEx will help you ensure the safe and timely delivery of your holiday packages.
Smart Packing Tips
Don’t be afraid to ask for packing and shipping help. There are more than 1,800 FedEx Office Print & Ship Center locations around the world that provide a variety of packing and shipping supplies and services.
Smart Shipping Tips
Holiday Shipping Deadlines
For delivery in time for Christmas, the last day to ship with FedEx Ground is Monday, December 17, and the last day to ship with FedEx Express is Saturday, December 22.
For more tips, or to create and print a shipping label, visit www.fedex.com.
Recipe for a Safe and Crumble-Free Sweet Treat
If you’re sending cookies or other sweet holiday gifts, make sure you pack them properly so that they don’t arrive as crumbs.
1 sturdy container for the baked goods
1 box of wax paper
1 roll of tape
1 sturdy corrugated cardboard box
Bubble wrap, Styrofoam peanuts, plastic grocery bags or other packing materials
Place the baked goods in a sturdy container lined with plastic wrap or wax paper. Layer wax paper between the baked goods, using crumpled paper to fill in any void spaces.
Secure the lid of the container to the body with tape, to keep it from accidentally popping off.
Place the container in a sturdy corrugated cardboard box, and use packing materials to cushion the container tightly in place.
Shake the box – if you can feel or hear any movement, add more cushioning.
Trees for Troops
In conjunction with the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, FedEx donates transportation and logistics services to help deliver Christmas trees to activated service members and their families. Since the program began in 2005, Trees for Troops has delivered more than 100,000 trees to troops stationed at more than 60 bases around the world.
Here’s how you can help spread holiday cheer to military families:
Make a Donation
Make a tax-deductible contribution to the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, to help fund the Trees for Troops program.
Buy a Tree
Find a Trees for Troops Weekend location or a tree farm near you. You can purchase a tree to donate to Trees for Troops.
Buy an Ornament or T-shirt
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