This post of annual "safe shipping" dates is almost a holiday tradition, but the usual “can I still get it in time” answer is a little more complicated this year, because, well, 2020.

So here’s the short version first:

Bonus this year: hand delivery of local orders for shirts, hoodies, sticker packs, greeting cards and items from this selection continue through DEC 25

“Safe” shipping deadline for shirts, hoodies, sticker packs, greeting cards: DEC 17

“Safe” shipping deadline for Hats, Prints, Pillows, Tote bags, Mugs, Flags, Magnets: DEC 10

(and of course, don’t forget about gift cards! available anytime through email)

As I say every year, the truth is that these are general guidelines I consider "safe" based on previous and recent orders. However, this year some products have seen additional delays due to Covid, and at the moment, all shipping carriers are  reporting backups. So far, most orders seem to be sailing through reasonably fast, though I do see some orders occasionally hitting stages where tracking shows no movement for a few days. This doesn't mean that your order is lost, but that it's still being processed by the carrier—the overload of shipments means shipping carriers are slower to register and ship your orders from their distribution centers. That makes it even harder to declare that its “safe” to order by a certain date; so obviously the sooner, the better. Of course you are welcome to order any item after the "safe" date and it will still be made and shipped as soon as possible, but it is less likely that you will have it in time for Christmas.

New this year for local orders:
since I won’t be traveling to visit family this year for Christmas, I will continue to hand deliver local South Bay/Westside orders of shirts, hoodies, sticker packs, and greeting cards right up to Christmas Day. Or elsewhere further in the LA area beyond South Bay/Westside for orders over $55. So you can order those right up until the last minute! I've added an additional selection of Locally Available goods that I have on hand (normally to sell at local fairs/festivals etc) that you can also order from here on the website. You can find that collection here.

And finally, there are gift cards. Gift cards deliver electronically by email in multiple amounts, and they have no expiration.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions before placing an order. No matter what, thanks for your support this year, whether through orders or even just social media comments or likes, every little thing has helped survive a rough year. Be sure to stay safe this holiday and hopefully we’ll be back together in 2021.

December 14, 2020 — Jon Berry