U.S. Postal officials say today will be the busiest mailing day of the year.
They say they expect to handle a billion fewer holiday packages and cards this year nationwide because of the lagging economy.
Yverne Moore is the postmaster for D.C. Moore says customers at post offices in Washington may find the lines a little shorter this holiday season, because there's a 13 percent increase in the number of people who use the postal services Web site to ship packages locally. The postal service estimates it will still deliver 19 billion packages over the holidays.