In observance of federal holidays, all U.S. Post Office locations will be closed for Christmas from Dec. 25-26, 2022, and for New Year’s Day from Jan. 1-2, 2023. Both holidays fall on a Sunday, so the federal holidays are observed the following day.

According to a news release, only Priority Mail Express shipments will be delivered while post offices are closed. The U.S. Postal Service delivers Priority Mail Express packages and letters to select destinations year-round.

All post offices will be open Dec. 24, but some may have limited hours, according to the release. Texans can visit the USPS website to find the holiday hours for locations in their area.

To ensure outgoing mail is picked up before Christmas, the USPS recommends customers drop their mail in the blue collection boxes by noon Dec. 24 or take mail inside a post office. Collection box locations can also be found on the USPS website.

According to the USPS, normal mail delivery will resume, and all post offices will be open Dec. 27 and Jan. 3.

For delivery by Dec. 25, the postal service shared recommended shipping deadlines for military and diplomatic addresses as well as recipients in Alaska and Hawaii from the continental U.S.

The USPS processed over 3.2 billion cards, letters, flats and packages during the 2021 holiday season, according to a separate news release. Officials expect a similar amount of holiday mail this year.

State offices will be closed the day after Christmas on Dec. 26, according to the comptroller’s website. Offices will be open on Jan. 2. Most state offices are closed on weekends, but Texans can call the appropriate state office to confirm its hours.

The Texas State Capitol will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, according to the Texas State Preservation Board.