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The list: 7 stories you might have missed

Retail Associate Tonya Gould is ready to greet customers at the Tarzana, CA, Post Office. USPS has announced holiday operating hours for Post Offices and other facilities.

It’s peak season crunch time. To help you stay in the loop, here are seven seasonal stories you might have missed.

1. USPS has announced its holiday hours. The Postal Service is providing guidance for delivery, retail, processing and logistics operations for the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays.

2. Post Offices have cookies! OK, not really. But the self-service kiosks in retail lobbies offer a special stamp depicting decorated treats.

3. You can color your holidays with USPS. A new Postal Service-themed coloring page inspired by this year’s Christmas Carols stamps is available. You can view and print the page by clicking on the image below and selecting “Download” under the caption.

4. The USPS Holiday Guide is here. More than 105 million households across the nation have received this year’s guide, which explains how customers can order free boxes, schedule free Package Pickup, use Informed Delivery and more.

5. The USPS Holiday Newsroom is open. Employees and customers looking for holiday information can find it on the festive site.

6. Like numbers? We’ve got ’em! From Nov. 27-Dec. 22, Link’s “By the numbers” feature is showcasing impressive holiday facts and figures.

7. Like employees stories? We’ve got those, too! Don’t miss Link’s profiles of Walter Jones, who is featured in this year’s holiday TV campaign; Jennifer Dodson, whose handcrafted ornaments are on display near the White House; and all the employees helping to preserve the tradition of mailing holiday greeting cards.

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