The the numbers

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Well, it's here. Christmas is just a few days away and the Lewisburg Post Office is ready to serve you! You still have time to get those cards in the mail and delivered by Christmas. As a matter of fact, we even have a designated mail slot just for Christmas cards. So if you bring your cards to 557 E. Commerce St, look for the mail slot that is just for Christmas cards. This helps us in processing your mail efficiently.

In case you are wondering just how much mail the Postal Service will deliver this holiday season, consider the following:

232 -- Number of years the U.S. Postal Service has been delivering holiday cheer.

20 billion -- Number of cards, letters and packages to be delivered between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

3.6 billion -- Number of letters mailed over the holidays.

82 million -- Average daily number of First Class cards and letters daily.

275 million -- Number of First Class cards and letters to be mailed on Dec. 17th; the busiest mailing day of the year.

703 million -- Average number of pieces of mail processed daily.

1.7 billion -- Average number of pieces of mail processed during the holidays.

20 million -- In pounds, the amount of mail the Postal Service will process for overseas military installations, including war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

55,000 -- Number of places other than Post Offices where stamps can be purchased.

216,000 -- Number of vehicles used to transport holiday mail, including 188,336 half-ton trucks.

2.7 billion -- Number of Christmas stamps printed this year.

128 million -- Number of customers who visit the Post Office during the holidays.

This is my 21st Christmas with the Lewisburg Post Office and it is so great to work with employees dedicated to getting your mail and packages delivered. It is our privilege to serve you.

Delivering the holidays by the numbers is just another example of how the Lewisburg Post Office is working for you.

Robert Wakefield is the Acting Postmaster for the Lewisburg Post Office. He can be reached at 359-3232.