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Winter Holidays 23

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May this holiday season find you in good health and good cheer!

I’ve just added a (super) tiny new collection to the site, for any last minute shoppers. This is my last site update for 2023. The year is winding to a close, and I’m ready to tuck in for winter to rest and hibernate.

My last holiday shipping run will be Monday December 18th. That is the USPS recommended deadline for Christmas delivery for domestic US orders. Since it’s one week before Christmas, they do encourage priority mail.

Thanks so much for your support, and Happy Holidays to all!



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Happy Holidays!

leather peacock feather ornaments

I’ve had many requests for a holiday sale, so here you go!:

Enjoy 20% off all orders of $50+ from November 20th – 29th! Use the coupon code HOLIDAY21 at checkout.

And a word on shipping:

Postal systems around the globe are still experiencing delays due to the global pandemic. For this reason, I’ll be turning off International shipping from November 22nd – December 31st.

US customers are encouraged to do your gift shopping as early as possible. Shipping upgrades are available at checkout, and are strongly suggested.

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2020 Postal Delays…

Friends, USPS saw an unprecedented volume of holiday shipments this year. As such, things have gone a bit sideways and many deliveries are delayed.

If you ordered from me this season, please trust that I work very hard to ensure safe packaging and quick shipping. Moreover, I’m signed up for tracking updates for every single package that is still in transit. I’m monitoring deliveries and rooting for Christmas miracles – which is all that I can do at this point.

For what it’s worth, USPS are working double time to get back on track. It does seem to be helping. I receive a text notification every time one of my shipments is scanned. Right now, my phone is dinging constantly! Each ding brings a bit of hope. I’m a modern day George Bailey – but instead of bells and angel wings, it’s texts and deliveries. Every time a text dings, a customer gets their things! (sorry – that was bad)

On Sunday night, I had 31 “stuck” packages. This morning, 14 remain. That’s progress, and we still have a couple of days. So I’m holding on to hope that every gift – including my mom’s – will miraculously make it on time.

Failing that, please consider printing out a photo of your purchase and wrapping it up. Let the recipient know that you took the time to choose something special for them. Tell them why you support small businesses and the real people behind them. Explain to your loved ones that you want to give them something meaningful and handmade.

I hope that doesn’t sound trite. The disappointment is real, and I’m not making light of that. It sucks, just like the rest of 2020 – but I have no control over the USPS, and neither do you. So take a deep breath, and stay focused on the love and intention behind your gift. In the big picture, that’s what really matters. 

Worst case scenario, we may be opening presents well in to January. That’s nothing, compared to everything else that we’ve survived this year. Hold fast, my friends!

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2015 Winter Shipping Dates

Here are the USPS’ suggested shipping dates for expected delivery by December 24th*: 
(please keep in mind that you should place your order at least a day or two before the suggested mailing date, so that I have time to pack your order!)

US Domestic Orders:
1st class mail – ship by December 19th
Priority mail – ship by December 21st
Priority mail express service – ship by December 23rd

International Orders:
1st class international – ship by December 1st
Priority mail international – ship by December 1st
Priority mail express international – ship by December 8th
Global express guaranteed – ship by December 21

* please be aware that these suggested dates should be seen as guidelines. The only USPS services that provide a guaranteed delivery date are Priority Mail Express and Global Express.

If you would feel more confident using another carrier, please contact me.