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2020 Christmas Shipping Guide

Oct 30th 2020

Each of our icons is hand-crafted just for you, and we are busy during the Christmas season. If you have an important deadline, consider ordering earlier rather than later.

Note: These are estimates based on the maximum allowable time to ship. We are currently running well ahead of this schedule, and orders placed after these dates may arrive in time, but these are the deadlines for guaranteed delivery. In the event of a regional or statewide pandemic-related shutdown, these dates will be impacted. Don't wait till the last minute.

Domestic Customers Order-By Dates (U.S. and territories)

    The official deadline for guaranteed Christmas delivery of icons is now past.

    However, production is running on schedule, so it is possible that customers may still be able to receive some items in time for Christmas delivery. Please choose an express shipping option at checkout (see options below) for your best chance to receive your gifts by Christmas.

  • Cathedral Size Icons: Order by Monday, November 23.
  • Masterpiece Icons: Order by Monday, December 7.
  • Classic Icons: Order by Monday, December 14.
  • Quick Ship, Incense, Stocked Items: Order by Thursday, December 17.
  • For overseas military/diplomatic mail, the deadline is 14 days earlier.

Domestic Ship-By Dates, By Method

Note: These are SHIP-BY dates. These DO NOT include production time. These dates are provided for information only, and are not a guarantee. Due to the pandemic, carriers themselves may not guarantee their delivery dates.

  • USPS First Class: Friday, December 18
  • USPS Priority Mail: Friday, December 18
  • USPS Priority Express: Wednesday, December 23
  • UPS Ground: Friday, December 11 for all locations (West 12/18; Plains and South 12/21; East and Midwest 12/22; Great Lakes 12/23)
    • Consider: For many customers in the eastern U.S., UPS Ground may be quickest affordable shipping option.
  • UPS 2nd Day: Tuesday, December 22
  • UPS Next Day: Wednesday, December 23
  • FedEx 2Day: Tuesday, December 22
  • FedEx Overnight: Wednesday, December 23

International Customers

Note: Because of the pandemic, International shipping is taking significantly longer than in the past. Once your order leaves our facility, we are not responsible for unforeseen delays in transit or in customs. Plan accordingly and order early.

  • USPS First Class Mail: Allow up to 2-14 additional days
  • USPS Priority Mail: Allow up to 2-7 additional days
  • USPS Express Mail: Allow up to 1-5 additional days, or as quoted
  • UPS/FedEx/DHL: Refer to the timeframe given in your shipping quote

Julian Calendar, for delivery by January 7

  • Extend each deadline by 14 days.