Postage Delays and Final 2022 Order Date
Thank you for visiting my website; I hope you are well!
I wanted to take the opportunity to let you know about final order dates for 2022, as well as inform you about the current postage delays in the UK.
I will be spending Christmas with my family in Lebanon this year, and will be accepting final orders up until midnight on the 15th of December for a final postage round on the 16th of December. Any orders placed after midnight on the 15th (e.g. 7am on the 16th) will not be posted until the 3rd of January.
As you may already know, there are severe delays with postage due to Royal Mail strikes (strike days: the 9th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 23rd, and 24th of December). As such, despite my best efforts to handmake and post your orders as quickly as possible, there remains the risk that your package does not arrive in time for Christmas. If you are hesitant and would like some extra peace of mind, I would recommend selecting "Special Next Day Delivery" postage while checking out, as Royal Mail will be prioritising these packages. Please keep in mind that "Special Next Day Delivery" reflects time from the date of dispatch, which is normally within 1-3 working days from your order date.
If you are based outside the UK and are considering placing an order after the 8th of December, I am afraid the chances of your order arriving in time for Christmas are slim (still possible, but not guaranteed).
I hope you understand that these delays are outside of my control, and that, as a small business, I feel equally distressed about these events (if not more). Nevertheless, I stand in solidarity with postal workers who work extremely hard and deserve the right to adequate pay.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope you have a lovely festive period surrounded by those you love.