ESSEN, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 12: People stroll through a shopping street decorated for Christmas during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic on November 12, 2020 in Essen, Germany. The Essen Christmas market was originally scheduled to open tomorrow, but has been put on hold following a nationwide semi-lockdown through November. Christmas markets, an annual central tradition of German Christmas, have been mostly cancelled across the country this year due to the pandemic. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Retail experts are saying that NOW, is the best time to start shopping for Christmas items. Postal delays caused an uproar during the election, and there are already expected delays, for the shopping season. The USPS says in order for your shipments to arrive by Christmas, ground shipments need to be shipped by December 15th, first class mail by December 18th, and priority mail should go out by the 19th! Ready, set, GO!!!