RALEIGH -- If you're looking to send care packages to friends and family fighting overseas, the U.S. Postal Service wants to help.
The Postal Service is offering discounts on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate Box at the price of $13.45. That price includes a $2 per box discount for military mail being sent to APO/FPO/DPO destinations around the world.
To be sure to get your cards and packages to members of the military by Dec. 25, send them no later than the mailing dates listed in the link below; just follow the link and click the "Shipping Deadlines" tab in the middle of the page.
Click Here: USPS Holiday Page
To help in the shipping process, the Postal Service has also created a "Military Care Kit" based on the items requested most by military families.
The kit includes two Priority Mail APO/FPO Flat Rate Boxes, two Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Boxes, Priority Mail tape, Priority Mail address labels, and appropriate customs forms.
To order your kit, call 1-800-610-8734.
You can also find all guildelines for packing, addressing and shipping items to U.S. troops at the USPS website.