Are you buying your gifts this Holiday Season from small makers and artisans?
Like a lot of artists we enjoy the Holiday Season as we see the influx of orders, and appreciate the sense of community that is formed as we help loved ones find the idle gifts for those they are shopping for.
However as joyous as this season can be it can also be quite hectic and upsetting for those new to purchases handmade goods.
When purchasing from artist studios it is important to know that stock quantities are often extremely limited and goods are often made to order. This means that unlike large box stores you will always need to plan ahead for gifts purchased from artists.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. Average fabrication "Turn around times":
Often artisans will do their best to make sure the communities they cater to are aware of the time it takes to make the item. For our studio it is a minimum of 1 week and we include this in the description of the majority of our items.
Other artists will often include their turn around times in there about sections, or their FAQ pages.
2. Shipping times:
We all know that many postal services start experiencing an influx of deliveries starting in November and leading up to the Holiday season. Many postal services will provide a guide letting you know when your items will need to be in the mail to make it to the final destination. You can see an example here with Canada Post.
In order to make sure that all our clients, new and previous, are able to get their gifts in time we will be launching a Free Shipping Sale from now until Dec 14th. The get your shit together sale has free shipping on all items in our store to all countries.
Use code:Getyourshittogether at checkout
(And yes we know its a little sassy, but we don't want you to be that person the day before your celebration looking for another gift)