Holiday Letter from the Post Office

November 15, 2019


Greetings neighbors! It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us. As we go into this very busy postal season, we would like to remind you of a few ways you can help us provide the customer service you expect from the United States Postal Service.


Due to the distance from the mail stations to most of your homes, we do not deliver parcels that will not fit in your mailbox to your front door. Most parcels are delivered to the parcel lockers and you will receive the key for that parcel locker in your mailbox. If the parcel does not fit in a parcel locker or requires a signature, you will have 15 days to collect your package at our location. You will receive a notice in your mailbox if you have something to pick up at our location. These are standard USPS policies across the nation, all year round. The only exception to this is Sunday Amazon delivery during which we do deliver parcels directly to your home.


As the holidays approach, it is imperative that you collect your mail and parcels every day so that parcel lockers and boxes are clear for the following days’ deliveries. During the holiday season, we rarely have enough parcel lockers to accommodate the volume we receive to deliver. If mail and parcels are not collected in a timely manner it can cause delays in delivery for everyone.


Lastly, if your property is a rental property, please let your guests know about our parcel delivery procedures. If rental property guests would like to order parcels the best way to do this is to have them addressed as follows: Name, “General Delivery,” McGaheysville, VA 22840 and plan to pick them up during regular business hours.


If you have any questions or need assistance please call our local number at 540-289-5088. From all of us at your local United States Postal Service we thank you for your business and send you the warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday season.



419 Jacob Burner Drive

McGaheysville, VA 22840

Phone: 540-289-5088


Hours of operation:

Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Closed for lunch 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Saturdays 9 am to 11 am


We will not have extended holiday hours.



Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day




Emily C. Short

Officer in Charge

United States Postal Service

Post expires at 2:10pm on Sunday January 5th, 2020