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Halloween 2014 Shipping Deadlines

I’m getting lots of panicked emails and phone calls asking if masks will make it in time for Halloween. The abridged answer is:

Maybe – it depends on where you live and how much you want to pay for shipping…

US customers should be fine for Halloween delivery, as long as you order by Sunday October 26th and you select priority mail. If you’re on the west coast, you can probably even push that to Monday the 27th. If you’re overseas, or planning to order after that, I strongly suggest upgrading to express mail.

I ship very quickly, via USPS. This is an approximate outline of transit times for their different tiers of service — they’re usually pretty good about these timelines, but express mail is the only service that offers a guaranteed delivery date:

  • 1st Class Mail typically takes 3-7 days within the US, and 10-30 days internationally
  • Priority Mail usually takes 2-3 days within the US, and 7-10 days internationally
  • Express Mail takes 24-48 hours within the US, and 3-5 business days internationally

Last but not least, I’m sorry, but I’m not able to accommodate custom orders at this time (my deadlines for Halloween commissions were in September this time of year really is that busy). Similarly, I have disabled all “Made to Order” listings until after Halloween 2014. Selections are now limited to in stock items only. On the plus side, I have some great items in stock and I’ll continue to add new and wonderful items all the way through this weekend. Orders will be mailed very quickly, via the shipping method of your choice, and I am happy to help if you have questions — just ask!

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