(Festus) If you’re planning on mailing packages out of state to loved ones this holiday season, there are a few things you should keep in mind. One of those things to remember is the fact some packages may not always be handled with care. Jim Loeffelman with the UPS store in Festus, says when you pack those boxes, make sure there are enough packing materials to keep the items safe.

So what is the latest date possible to make sure your package makes it to its destination on time?

Loeffelman says just to be prepared when going into a shipping facility to make things move quickly.

For more information or questions concerning holiday shipping, you can contact the UPS Store in Festus at (636) 931-2200.