The days until Christmas are counting down fast.
It feels sort-of like things go slowly and then all of a sudden we are catapulted into the "hurry-up" zone.
The United States Postal Service gives these guidelines for Christmas package delivery (for within the United States Only):
1) For First Class packages, the package must be shipped by December 20. This means the order must be made and paid by the customer by end of day, December 19.
2) For Priority Mail packages, the package must be shipped by December 21. This means the order must be made and paid by the customer by end of day, December 20.
The USPS website does not give timing information for International Order Christmas delivery, so I don't know the exact rules on that. All I can say is if you want items sent Internationally and want the items to arrive by Christmas, I am estimating it would need to ship in the next day or two, but that is only a guess on my part. Ideally, it would have already been shipped. But that is ultimately up to the postal service in the United States and those services in the countries through and to which the package must be sent.
I am currently running discounts of up to 20% off the original prices on many, many items in my eBay store. Offerings include several items that would be lovely (or fun, or both) given as gifts. Shop from the comfort of your home by stopping in here: http://stores.ebay.com/abundant-empress .
Here are some photos (along with the actual eBay URLs) of a few of the items that are currently on discount in my store:
So come on in to the store and look around, I add new items daily.
And while we prepare for the fast-approaching holidays, I hope you will find peace and calm and joy in your midst.