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Christmas ordering deadlines

To receive your order in time for Christmas 2017 gift giving, please order early and choose an appropriate shipping method. See our recommendations below and see also Shipping Your Order.

The recommendations below are based on experience with customer expectations, transit delays due to bad weather and heavy holiday shipping traffic, and the practical issues of shipping from a small rural business.

United States

Orders placed on or before December 10

All states: Standard shipping will work fine.

December 11-15

Orders to Iowa and nearby states: Standard shipping will most likely work fine.

Orders shipped further away: We suggest 3-5 Day shipping.

December 16-18

All states: We recommend 2 Day or Next Day shipping. Most packages shipped during this time will reach our customers in time for Christmas, but a few will not. Please do not order if the possibility of delayed delivery is unacceptable to you.

APO/FPO (military)

Orders placed on or before December 4: Standard shipping should work fine. Choose 3-5 Day shipping if you require a guaranteed delivery date or detailed tracking.

December 5-12: We recommend 2 Day or Next Day shipping.

International

Orders placed on or before December 4: First Class or Standard shipping should be fine for most countries.

December 5-12: We recommend Express shipping. Most packages shipped during this time will reach our international customers in time for Christmas, but a few will not. Please do not order if the possibility of delayed delivery is unacceptable to you. We can ship even faster via UPS or FedEx if you supply your account number to cover the charges.