POSTED: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 11:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 11:14pm
The cut-off date for shipping packages to arrive by Christmas is Monday for most businesses, prompting many Longview residents to wait in line Friday to make gifts get to loved ones on time.
While families load cars and buy plane tickets to spend the holidays together, the reality for many families is Christmas spent apart.
So those like Debra Thomson mail dozens of gifts across America to children who can’t make it home. With 10 days remaining, the window to mail gifts inexpensively is drawing to a close.
“In an average year, I mail about 20 gifts,” said Thomson as she shipped a gift to her daughter in Florida. “I have to ship gifts every year because my kids are everywhere.”
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