BUSINESS
12/15/2011 05:54 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Last Days To Ship Presents In Time For Christmas [GRAPHIC]

The holiday season can be a stressful time, especially when it comes to making sure grandma's gift gets in the mail on time.

And while Cyber Monday may have broken records for single-day online shopping purchases, expect the usual last-minute mayhem so closely associated with carols and Santa. But now, thanks to this infographic from visual.ly, even the most chronic procrastinator has no excuse for not getting his or her orders to that far-off relative in a timely manner, as the shipping times are shown for a number of popular shippers and online retailers, making sure there won't be any sad faces come Christmas morning (okay, maybe still a few).

Indeed, the holiday time is a heavy-volume shipping period for companies like UPS and FedEx. During the week of Christmas, UPS delivers 300 packages per second, the Washington Post reports. This year it looks like things might be a little less last minute, however, with more than a third of consumers said to have finished their holiday shopping before December 5th.

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