Holiday 2018 ordering deadlines
To receive your order in time for holiday gift giving, please order early and choose an appropriate shipping method. See Shipping Your Order for general information about our shipping policies.
The suggestions 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.
Remember -- these are suggestions only. Please use your own judgement about what shipping method will work best for you.
Orders placed on or before December 11
All states: Standard shipping
Iowa and nearby states: Standard shipping
States further away: 3-5 Day shipping
Iowa and nearby states: 3-5 Day shipping
States further away: 2 Day or Next Day shipping
Most packages shipped during this time will reach our customers in time for the holidays, but a few will not. Please do not place an order if the possibility of delayed delivery is unacceptable to you.
Orders placed on or before December 5: Standard shipping should work fine. Choose 3-5 Day shipping if you require a guaranteed delivery date or detailed tracking.
December 6-13: We recommend 3-5 Day shipping.
Orders placed on or before December 5: First Class or Standard shipping should be fine for most countries.
December 6-13: We recommend Express shipping. Most packages shipped during this time will reach our international customers in time for the holidays, but a few will not. Please do not place an order if the possibility of delayed delivery is unacceptable to you. We can ship via UPS or FedEx if you supply your account number to cover the charges.