2022 holiday shipping deadlines
[actual photo of me waiting in line at the post office during December]
It's that time again! These dates are based on a combination of the official USPS deadlines and my current turnaround times, but I highly recommend NOT waiting until the last minute because *gestures at everything* so:
If you live in the US and/or are having things sent to an address that is in the US:
If you would like your shinies to arrive before the first night of Hannukah (December 18th), the order must be placed no later than Monday, December 4th.
- If you would like your shinies to arrive before Solstice/the first night of Yule(December 21) or Christmas Eve (December 24) the order must be placed no later than Monday December 11th.
- If you would like your shinies to arrive in time for a holiday not on this list, consult a calendar and count backwards two weeks from when you want it to arrive.
- If you somehow manage to forget about the existence of Christmas until December 19th, which somebody does nearly every year (how? how is that possible? do you live under a rock??) your options will be a gift certificate or a larger gift certificate.
If you live outside the US and/or are having things sent to an address that is outside the US:
- The sooner the better, but definitely no later than Monday November 28th, and that might be cutting it tight for Hanukkah.
I will happily scribble "do not open until WINTER_HOLIDAY" on the outside of packages if you ask (replying to your order confirmation email is the best way to do that) and giftwrapping is also available. I do not use packing slips or anything else that would reveal your identity or how much you paid for something, but I will happily include a personalized note upon request.
If you're planning to order a bunch of neckvines or intent pendants or open edition earrings or $5 surprise earrings/pendants (in other words, stuff that I need to make) it would be a really good idea to not wait until the deadline.
Also, this is your annual reminder that I don't do Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. My normal prices are already pretty low, and if you're on a really tight budget or just enjoy bargains (who doesn't?) I'd suggest checking out the clearance rack or the stuff in this section.