HONOLULU - The U.S. Postal Service is kicking off its holiday season at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport by re-opening its Rudolph Express Shipping Shack as well as its drive-by pre-paid package drop off tent.

"You can mail three or fewer packages to the U.S. mainland domestically or locally," Joanne Short, holiday spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service said. 

Some of the first customers to use the shipping shack were thankful to beat the holiday lines.

"It's easier for me because it's just a small package and it goes faster than waiting in there," Verna Iha, customer said. 

"Just sent two packages today with holiday gifts to my family in Puerto Rico and hope they get there safe," Norma Sanchez, another customer said. 

From noon to 6 p.m. weekdays, there's also a prepaid package drop off tent located near the entrance of the parking lot of the main post office. 

"You can have your packages already with postage prepaid labels and we'll come out to your car and get your packages from you," Short said. 

Rudolph's Express Shipping Shack's hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.  

"Our suggested mailing date to the U.S. mainland is December 15. For those procrastinators that want to use priority express mail, they can mail up until December 20," Short said. 

2017 is the shipping shack's fourth year being open for the holidays.