This is the busiest time of year for home delivery of packages as folks take advantage of online deals for holiday gift giving.

It's also one of the easiest times of year for those packages to disappear from your front porch after being delivered.  Early sunsets and the colder weather provide perfect cover for would-be thieves to make off with your packages.

Christina Hepner from our news partner WQAD has some tips on how to protect those deliveries.