Tis the Season: Holiday FAQs

Guess what today is? Five weeks until Christmas!

Don't worry. It took me by surprise too. Good news is, the holiday section of my Etsy shop is back and full of all my favourite festive aprons, tea cosies and wine bags. Perfect hostess gifts... just sayin'.

Now, if you are thinking of gifting something from Dear Edna this year (and I hope you are), there are some things to keep in mind, like shipping deadlines — they're fast approaching. I've put together a handy list of FAQs below to help you out.

Will my order arrive in time for Christmas?
Place your online order by the following dates and it should arrive by December 25th. But nothing is guaranteed when it comes to Canada Post.

To Canada... Dec. 10
To USA... Dec. 8
To International... Nov. 30th

For custom or made-to-order pieces, add another 5 business days.

Shoot! I've missed the deadline. What now?
Don't panic. Express shipping is available. Please contact me for a quote.

If you noticed the deadline had passed after you placed your order, you have 3 options: upgrade to express shipping, cross your fingers and hope the Canada Post elves are working overtime, or cancel your order. For options 1 and 3, let me know as soon as possible (within 24 hours) — if I've already shipped your order, you're out of luck.

I live in Hamilton. Can I pick up my order? 
Local customers are welcome to pick up their orders right up until Dec. 23rd and I will refund the shipping cost. Please contact me for details.

Can I get this larger/smaller/embroidered?
Custom requests are always welcome, but keep in mind that Christmas is my busiest time of year, so it may not be possible. And note that you must add 5 business days to the shipping deadlines above.

Do you provide gift wrapping?
Every order is wrapped in snowflake tissue paper and secured with decorative washi tape. If your order is being shipped directly to the recipient, I'd be happy to include a hand-written note on a paper doily.

Will you be selling at any local craft shows this year?
Yes! I will be participating in two craft shows in Hamilton this holiday season, The Beehive Craft Collective's Winter Craft Fair on November 28th and 29th at Mills Hardware and Handmade Hamilton on December 12th at the Staircase Theatre. I hope to meet you there!

Can I place an order and pick it up at the show?
Of course!

Anything else on your mind? Just ask!

Now go grab a cup of peppermint cocoa and shop your little festive heart out!

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