Thanks so much for choosing Inked Goddess Creations for your unique gift shopping needs this holiday season! As most of our items are handmade, we have put together a timeline for holiday orders so we are given time to process everything and you receive it when you need it!
Our deadline for holiday ordering is December 11th. Regular orders placed before December 11th **should be** received before December 24th. Orders placed after December 11th may arrive after December 25th. We will do our best to process orders as quickly as possible, before or after the deadline.
We have a 7-9 *business* day turnaround, which does not include weekends. This time does *not* include shipping time for the USPS. This is to make each item as it is ordered, and to give each order the positive energy and attention it deserves. We are not Amazon. Please do not order, thinking you will receive your order in 2 days. We are a small business who specializes in unique and handmade metaphysical items. Our energy goes into our orders, and we want to make sure that energy is calm and positive during the holiday season.
Please also note that once we hand the package over to the USPS, it is THEIR responsibility to deliver it, and in their time frame stated by your tracking number. Packages come with tracking, so you know that we fulfilled our part of packaging and shipping and can have peace of mind that your package is on its way to you. You can keep up with package progression on your end, but if your package is marked delivered and it isn't, or the package doesn't show up when it's supposed to, you need to contact the USPS about this.
Our last shipping day before Christmas is Friday, December 20. Orders shipped on this day will NOT make it to you before Christmas (unless the post office is seriously rocking it this holiday season). We will be taking a small break to spend with family from the 20th until Monday, December 30th. Orders that did not go out before December 20st will not start processing until December 30th.
We do have a selection of items that are not handmade and are ready-to-ship, that *could* be ordered after the December 11th deadline and still be received in time before Christmas. These items include:
~Statues and Altar Items/Tools
~Herbal Teas & Accessories
But please keep in mind that if ordered after December 11th, we will do our best to get it out to you so you do receive it before Christmas, but it is not guaranteed.
Shipping is done by USPS. "Light Shipping" is First Class, and takes 3-7 days for delivery, once it leaves our shop. "Regular Shipping," "Oversized Shipping," "Medium Shipping," and "Large Shipping" are done by USPS Priority Mail, and takes 2-3 business days for delivery, once it leaves our shop. "Ground" shipping is our choice, whichever will get to you the quickest and least expensive. Please note that Priority Mail is not a guaranteed service, in terms of delivery time.
The USPS has their own ship-by dates for the holiday season:
December 20th for First Class
December 21st for Priority Mail
We will do our best to get orders placed after December 11th out before these dates.
We want this holiday season to go smoothly for both the customer and for us. If you have any questions, please use the green 'Contact Us' link at the bottom of the webpage. We aim to answer emails within 2-4 days. We do have a Frequently Asked Questions page that answers commonly asked questions that we get. Please check there before emailing us so you don't have to wait for a reply from us!
Thank you so much for supporting our small business!