Friends, country(wo)men- lend me your ears....
We are in the HEAT of the holiday shopping season. If you are like me, you have a list as long as both of your arms detailing the packages you are expecting to receive in the upcoming days and weeks. While gifts are NOT the reason for the season, they do add to the merriment, especially if you have children in your life.
Our friends at USPS, UPS and FedEx have given us some holiday shipping deadlines that it will important to adhere to this year. For regular shipping, FedEX and USPS say we need to order BY DECEMBER 15 to guarantee delivery for Christmas. UPS has suspended delivery guarantees this year. There are more temporary workers than ever before in those organizations, and there are less drivers than in the past. This means they need more time than in the past to ensure your parcels arrive to you in time for the holidays.
If you are kind enough to shop small this season, please also remember that once a parcel leaves our hands, we no longer have control. If something is lost in transit or delivered to the wrong place, please work with the carrier to locate your item or seek reimbursement.
Thank you for your understanding! Please be patient and kind to all this holiday season, including the retail workers, online shopkeepers and delivery workers you encounter. We appreciate you!