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Busiest mailing day of the year

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - December 16th - it's the busiest shipping day of 2013.

"Yes we've been extremely busy today; customers are coming in trying to give their Christmas gifts to friends and family on time. There's still time to get your gifts there," said Teresa Johnson of The UPS Store.

The postal service is expected to handle more than 600 million pieces of mail during this last full week before Christmas.

"I don't know why I waited this long except we've been sick. I had to get this in the mail. I have kids in Oklahoma and a niece in California so I had to do it now or never," said Creola Linzay.

"We're shipping some presents to Atlanta, Ga. to my daughter and grand kids, and hopefully they'll be there for this weekend," said Paul Brand.

If you want your packages and cards to arrive before Christmas - it could mean spending extra money.

"They promised me that they would have it probably by this weekend. I shipped it priority mail. That's the only way they could assure me it would get there before Christmas, is priority mail so I had to pull out the big bucks," said Linzay.

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