Red-letter days

Holiday-themed Priority Mail boxes are among the shipping supplies available from USPS this year.

The Postal Service is offering suggested mail-by dates for the holiday mailing and shipping season.

An Oct. 12 news release lists the dates, including deadlines for both domestic and international mail and shipping services. The release also provides an overview of the shipping supplies available at Post Offices and

The USPS Newsroom site has the release.

Earlier this week, the Postal Service issued suggested deadlines for customers who plan to send holiday packages to military members serving abroad.