As you are probably already well-aware, the major shipping services and businesses in the USA have announced expected delayed deliveries and rate increases for Q4 (aka The Holiday Season). Sage Catling and I are checking out our crystal ball(it looks oddly like a catnip llama...) and calendar so we can help you make the most informed decisions as you set out to make your purchases for gifting. I want your shopping experience with Manda Wylde Designs to be as stress-free as possible! First off, the dates: Chanukah runs from Sunday, November 28th to Monday, December 6th this year, Yule begins with the Solstice on Tuesday, December 21st, and Christmas is on Saturday, December 25th. (There are other holidays, and if I have not listed yours, please feel free to reach out and share them with me. These are the ones I know are celebrated within the group on the email list, so I'm giving the info for them, but am in no way trying to be exclusionary. Thank you in advance for helping me know you better and grow!) I ship USPS priority, because the lead time for delivery is typically a couple to a few days. However, this year with the delays, I'm recommending you give at least 8 days to help create a buffer. So, recommended cut-offs for Chanukah orders are 11.19 (yes, I know this is prior to Black Friday whatnots, and I will be addressing my promotional dates and offerings soon so we can all be prepared :) ), Solstice/Yule 12.13, and Christmas 12.17. You are always welcome to order after these dates, there just will not be the same cushion to help with the delays in delivery times. We will also be looking at local pick-up options for those in the KC area - it's always fun to meet up, even if briefly, to help you receive your packages and see how you are. If the recommendations need to change, I will absolutely keep you posted. The best way to stay in the loop and get all info ahead of the crowd is to join the email list. You can do this at the bottom of this page, simply scroll down to where it says "Become an Insider today!" and enter your information. I do not have in-person public holiday events scheduled at this time, but if that changes I will let you know ASAP in case you want to come out. Thank you so much for supporting this woman-owned(and Cat-managed!) micro business in the heart of KC!