By Bay City News Service
Christmas is approaching fast and the U.S. Postal Service is expecting its busiest mailing day of the holiday season on Monday.
The postal service expects to process around 545 million pieces of mail each day during the holiday season, for a total of 15 billion pieces of mail between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, officials said.
On Monday, however, the service expects more than 600 million pieces of mail to be processed nationwide.
The San Jose Mail Processing Center alone expects to process more than 3.7 million cards, letters and packages. That is 377,000 more than usual, officials said.
The busiest delivery day for mail will be Wednesday, Dec. 18 and the busiest day for packages will be Thursday, Dec. 19, officials said.
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