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I hope this blog post finds you well during this season of festivities. Now that advent has begun, this blog post is unapologetically Christmassy, as I show you what can be found over at my Etsy and Folksy shops for gift wraps, cards and planners...
This advent I fully intend to have another go at the daily advent countdown illustrations over on my Instagram feed, but I will also share this on my Facebook page too - so that's something to keep an eye out for.
I've done these for the past couple of years, but always seem to not get past that week before Christmas as it all gets a bit much to ensure everything is ready in time. I will see how I get on this year, but at least it's a bit of fun for the first few weeks of December....
On the subject of things getting ready on time, here's a handy list of deadline dates for UK Christmas posting....
Royal Mail Postal Dates:
First & Second Class:
Thur 21 Dec - 1st Class
Wed 20 Dec - 2nd Class
International Standard (Airmail) and International Tracking Signature Services:
Sat 16 Dec - Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
Fri 15 Dec - Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands,
Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain,
Thur 14 Dec - Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Wed 13 Dec - Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Sat 9 Dec - Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand
Thur 7 Dec - Caribbean, Central and South America
Wed 6 Dec - Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe
(except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Sat 2 Dec - Africa, Middle East
If you are ordering from my Etsy and Folksy shops, the deadlines for guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery are generally 2 days before each of these Royal Mail deadlines. For example, UK orders the deadline would be Tues 19th December . This will allow me time to process and pack your order and get it out before the Royal Mail deadline....
As I did last year, I will be keeping my Etsy shop open over Christmas, but it will be set to Holiday delivery times. Which means shipping dates will be approx 2 weeks rather than few days, but this will all be clearly marked on each listing. My Folksy shop will be set to holiday mode until 3rd January 2018 - which is when my Etsy shop will return to the normal 3-5 day delivery turnaround....
So that's all the main details I need to tell you for this side of Christmas.
I hope all your plans and celebrations this month go well and that you are filled with plenty of Christmas spirit and joy. I raise a socialable sherry to you and wish you a very