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Last day to send greeting cards for arrival before Christmas

Monday's busiest day of year for post office with 40% increase over average daily volume

The U.S. Postal Service is preparing for the busiest mailing day of the year today when more than 800 pieces of mail are expected to enter the system.

Monday is the recommended deadline for sending greeting cards and holiday letters that will arrive in time for Christmas. Priority mail can be sent Tuesday and express mail on Wednesday and still make it in time for the holiday, according to the USPS.

Post offices in Pleasanton and Dublin will be open until 5 p.m. today.

Customers can also skip the trip to the post office and ship items online at www.usps.com. People can print shipping labels and pay for postage online, and send items in priority mail flat rate boxes.

The 800 million pieces of mail is a 40 percent increase in the average daily volume of 559 million pieces that the USPS handles.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News, contributed to this story.

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