Holiday decorating, shopping and wrapping can be fun for some people.
For others, it can be a small headache or just added stress.
However, according to Brazil Post Office Postmaster Dianna Egold, help is on the way as households will begin receiving the postal services' Holiday Guide, which offers simple solutions for holiday challenges.
"Everyone can use a little extra help around the holidays," Egold said. "We know customers want more choices and convenience to help manage their time, especially this time of year."
This is the fourth year the postal service has created a special holiday guide for customers. Unlike the guides of past holidays, this year's guide is designed to look more like a greeting card. And instead of a series of quick takes on products and services, the card sends recipients to the Internet and usps.com.
"The postal service website is like a post office that's always open," Egold said, "available to customers at a time and place convenient for them."
The card highlights some of the most popular services offered online which give consumers something they can really use during the holidays.
Egold said in the time it takes to download a tune or a video onto an iPod, customers may:
* Pay postage,
* Print shipping labels,
* Request free package pickup,
* Build personalized greeting cards,
* Create holiday postage,
* Order free, environmentally friendly packaging, and
* Find post office locations and hours.
Customers may also check on recommended mailing dates to make sure packages arrive safely and on time for the holidays.
"The Holiday Guide is one more way for the postal service to help families enjoy the best the season has to offer," Egold said. "Today's holidays need today's mail."