By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — While you’re checking off your holiday to-do list, be aware of the deadlines for getting packages to their destination by Christmas. Packages and cards should be taken to the post office by Dec. 14 if you want the standard ground delivery.

UPS Ground will need it on Dec. 13 and FedEx gives you until Dec. 16.

The three major carriers will deliver next day air for packages sent on Dec. 23 but that comes at a premium.