'Twas the week before Christmas, and I, armed with the confidence of a procrastinator, embarked on the epic journey to mail my gifts to family members. Little did I know, my grand plan would soon be derailed faster than Santa's sleigh after a coffee binge.

94.5 Max Country logo
Get our free mobile app

I arrived at the post office with a list longer than my arm can reach.   The line, stretching the entire length of the post office, mocked my late arrival (I should have been here first thing in the morning). As I waited, visions of sugarplums were replaced by anxiety about whether my gifts would reach their destinations before New Year's Eve.

Keep Reading For Helpful Tips For Shipping Items Out of Montana  ⇓

Unprepared and panicking, I fumbled through bags, pockets, and the abyss of my purse, searching for addresses, tape, and a pen that wasn't attempting a Christmas disappearing act. Fellow procrastinators exchanged sympathetic glances, forming an unspoken support group united by the shared struggle against the clock.

Finally, at the counter, I presented my hastily wrapped parcels to the postal worker.  But then came the revelation—the nightmare of realizing I was attempting to mail something distinctly illegal, a gift that made even coal look like a thoughtful gesture.

Keep reading for 8 Things You Can't Mail ⇓

Cue the awkward laughter and flushed cheeks as I hastily retrieved my contraband from the counter. The postal worker, seemingly unamused, raised an eyebrow as if questioning my eligibility for the Nice List.

Canva Photo Credit: IKO Studio
Canva Photo Credit: IKO Studio

In the end, my Christmas mailing adventure was more sitcom than Hallmark movie. Lessons were learned, lines were endured, and, with a promise to read mailing regulations next year, I left the post office, vowing to start my holiday preparations before the last snowflake falls.  Just like I do every year.

For Helpful Tips For Shipping Items Out of Montana Click Here.

15 Items That You're Absolutely Banned from Mailing in Montana

If you're a regular Montanan without special permits or certifications, these are items that you're absolutely not allowed to mail through the United States Postal Service. This doesn't represent all prohibited and restricted items, so if you've got a question about something you'd like to mail click HERE for more.

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

Helpful Tips To Keep Packages Safe From Porch Pirates

In 2022, over 260 million packages were stolen by porch pirates. I knew the problem was bad but didn't realize how explosive this crime has gotten throughout the years.

Next time you order something, try these tips to help keep your packages safe from thieves like porch pirates.

Gallery Credit: Jessica On The Radio

Top Ten Least Wanted Christmas Gifts

It's crunch time, but don't get lazy, or cheap! Check the top 10 gifts that are the least wanted with the following gallery!

Gallery Credit: JD Knite


More From 94.5 Max Country