Dave and Kathy Shappee and their 'elves' at the Shipping Depot are working non-stop to make sure gifts arrive at their destination in time for Christmas.

Shappee has been sending gifts of all sizes and descriptions for nearly 30 years in Missoula, and he advises those who want to make sure their gifts arrive on time to ship right away.

Shappee says the days leading up to Christmas are like the rings of a bulls-eye, in that as the rings close up..shipping prices increase.

Shappee says, yes, it is possible to ship on Christmas Eve and guarantee Christmas delivery, but the cost will be very high. He says shipping or mailing anything Monday or Tuesday should arrive on time, but after that, the price goes up.

Shipping Depot owner Dave Shappee