If you have a great postal carrier and want to help him or her.. be sure to mail your letters and packages ... from your box after Feb 14 and thru Mar 14. The count is very important because it helps set the wages of the rural carriers. Do NOT rubber band letters together because that will count as "1" Priority packages can be put out, I believe you might have to request the pick up via the usps site. Parcel post packages weighing over 13 ounces however can not be picked up by a carrier. There has not been a count in several years. Because of emailing, and on line payment of bills, there is less mail which affects the pay of our carriers. Remember... Feb 14 thru Mar 14.