Time is flying — and so soon will Jolly Saint Nicholas! We want to make sure that your gifts make it into his sleigh for delivery by Christmas Eve. So, like every year at this time, Santa’s southerly contingent of helpers at APC are busy creating gorgeous, handcrafted, heartfelt presents for wonderful people all over the U.S., Canada — and beyond.
We hope you will experience that magnificent peace that comes over you when you get your gifts lined up before the last minute — but just in case things come down to the wire, here are our ordering deadlines for 2011 in the United States, by region and delivery method:
If you’re in Canada or another international destination, you’ll want to get your orders in by December 14 for timely delivery via FedEx International Economy.
We’ve included enough time to accommodate most situations, but if you’re at or near a deadline, keep the following in mind:
• Neither we nor FedEx can control Mother Nature, so if the weather turns nasty at the FedEx hub in Memphis, all bets are off!
• If you’re at or near a deadline, avoid asking for an order-delaying Digital Proof. Your canvases will be stunning. Promise.
From our family to you and yours — warmest wishes for a most joyous Christmas. If your family is celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or a different holiday — our thoughts are with you at this festive time of year too!
“Sheepishly Asked Questions” about Orders & Shipping During the Holidays:
What if I miss a deadline?
As always, we’ll do our absolute best to get your gifts where you need them to be as quickly as we can — but orders you place after the deadlines outlined in the graphic above very well may arrive after December 25. Just remember, there are Twelve Days of Christmas — and, unless your gift recipient is like Ebenezer Scrooge before a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Future, your gift will certainly be appreciated and enjoyed no matter when it arrives!
What do the red asterisks in the graphic mean?
Express shipping in some zones doesn’t make a lot of sense after certain dates — as indicated by the red asterisks. In those situations, you’ll pay more and your package won’t arrive any faster. On the other hand, if you want to require a signature — or just feel more confident in Express delivery vs. Ground — the highlighted options will be available to you during checkout.
This stuff stresses me out. Can I send an eGift Card instead?
We’re glad you asked — because the last thing we want to do is dampen your holiday spirit. Yes! Hall out the holly, dear friend. You can complete your Christmas shopping and be back to your eggnog (hopefully spiked) in no time. Ordering an APC eGift Card takes all of about two minutes and is delivered to the recipient within just a few hours — so you can forget all about stress-inducing deadlines. And people love getting them because a) they can pick out whatever photo or art they’d like; b) they can configure it just the way they like it; and c) they can do it whenever they please — because APC eGift Cards never expire. We believe there is likely a “d)” and an “e)” but you’ll forgive us if we’ve misplaced them. (The eggnog here is that good.) Try giving some APC eGift Cards for canvas prints to your friends and family this year — and see how festive it makes you feel!
I love reading blog posts. The longer the better. Is that it?
Well, it was gonna be until you asked us that question. Truth is, there’s a special place in our hearts for the people who hang on every word in our crafted-with-love little blog, so we actually have a holiday gift for you — just because you’re one of them. Use Promo Code SHIP4FREE when you place your gift order and we’ll pick up the whole tab for U.S. ground shipping for all of your soon-to-be-adored APC canvas prints! Just use it before one of the relevant ground deadlines in the graphic, OK? (We know you would’t gloss over those!) XOXO