OVER THE LINE
This years overall "safe" holiday shipping deadline was December 10, but most items can still be ordered after that. But at this point (Dec 16th), you probably won't have it in time for Christmas.
Important note: shirt or sticker orders after December 18 will not ship until January 13
The truth is that there's nothing magical about the "safe" shipping deadline I give, which this year was December 10. Orders that come through on the 11th aren't marked or treated any differently - its just a date that broadly gives plenty of time for the range of products I offer, based on how long it usually takes for them to ship after ordering. It also accounts for standard delivery times based on watching other orders over the last few weeks. I'm not seeing many covid delay issues lately, but it's always a good idea to check those, too. The biggest difference is that I have a new local printer for Premium Framed prints. They do a much better job, but turnarounds are slower. Those are currently averaging about a 3 week turnaround.
- Safe Holiday Shipping Deadline: December 10
- Shirts & Stickers Holiday Safe Shipping Deadline: December 16
- Gift cards are always available and deliver instantly via email
- Shirts & Stickers ordered after Dec 18 will not ship until Jan 13
The companies I work with always work overtime during holidays to get things shipped as fast as possible, and every year, there's always a late order well beyond my deadlines that somehow gets there in time. But to play it safe, here is more info to help you decide if its too late to order:
Basic framed prints, magnets, tote bags, and mugs lately usually ship 3-7 days after ordering; shipping for these can take 3-7 days.
Hats and unframed prints usually ship around 5 days after ordering; then shipping usually takes 2-5 days.
Shirts and stickers usually ship 2 days after ordering; then shipping usually takes 2-5 days.
And finally, I always take some family time over the Christmas holiday. Since I ship or deliver shirt and sticker orders myself, those orders go on hold for a few weeks. This year, shirt and sticker orders received after December 18 will not ship until January 13. All other products continue to ship as normal, though.
If you're in doubt, feel free to contact me before ordering for more details or clarification on what you are about to order. No matter when you order, we'll do our best to get it to you, but the later the date, the higher the risk that it won't arrive in time.
As always, thanks for continuing to support OsoPorto at events throughout the year as well as online. I really appreciate the continued support for this creative project. I tend to take a bit of a break from events during first quarter of every year, but watch for things back in full swing come March or April. Hope your holidays are as good as can be, and look forward to more in 2024!