Tips and Advice

Christmas delivery advice 2022

With widespread disruption to delivery services this month, we recommend placing any pre-Christmas orders by noon on Monday 19th December, selecting the tracked courier option.

Please note that these are our recommended final dates for ordering and are subject to change. Our best piece of advice is to place your orders as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

ProductFastest Delivery Available
Hardback BooksOrder by 5pm 12th December (Standard Delivery)
White Ink ProductsOrder by 5pm 13th December (Standard Delivery)
Clear StickersOrder by 5pm 13th December (Standard Delivery)
Spot UV Business CardsOrder by 5pm 13th December (Standard Delivery)
Gift TagsOrder by 5pm 16th December (Standard Delivery)
CalendarsOrder by 5pm 16th December (Standard Delivery)
NotepadsOrder by 5pm 16th December (Standard Delivery)
NotebooksOrder by 5pm 16th December (Standard Delivery)
Foiled ProductsOrder by 5pm 16th December (Standard Delivery)
Perfect Bound DocumentsOrder by 5pm 16th December (Standard Delivery)
Wiro Bound DocumentsOrder by 5pm 16th December (Standard Delivery)
Presentation FoldersOrder by 5pm 16th December (Standard Delivery)
Printed EnvelopesOrder by 5pm 16th December (Standard Delivery)
FlagsOrder by 5pm 16th December (Standard Delivery)
Giclee Fine Art PrintsOrder by 5pm 16th December (Standard Delivery)
Wrapping PaperOrder by 5pm 16th December (Standard Delivery)
Leaflets and FlyersOrder 5pm 19th December (Standard tracked delivery)
Folded LeafletsOrder 5pm 19th December (Standard tracked delivery)
Saddle Stitched BrochuresOrder 5pm 19th December (Standard tracked delivery)
Wedding Order of Service BookletOrder 5pm 19th December (Standard tracked delivery)
PostcardsOrder 5pm 19th December (Standard tracked delivery)
MenusOrder 5pm 19th December (Standard tracked delivery)
Stickers and LabelsOrder 5pm 19th December (Standard tracked delivery)
Wedding StationeryOrder 5pm 19th December (Standard tracked delivery)
PostersOrder 5pm 19th December (Standard tracked delivery)
Display BoardsOrder 5pm 19th December (Standard tracked delivery)
A-BoardsOrder 5pm 19th December (Standard tracked delivery)
BannersOrder 5pm 19th December (Standard tracked delivery)
Strut CardsOrder 5pm 19th December (Standard tracked delivery)
Table TalkersOrder 5pm 19th December (Standard tracked delivery)
Roller BannersOrder 5pm 19th December (Standard tracked delivery)

DPD service update

If you live at any of the following postcodes, please place orders by noon on Sunday 18th December, to allow for DPD final shipping dates for these areas:

  • Edinburgh: EH3-12, EH14-16, EH20 – 22, EH41, KY1-7, KY11-12,  KY16
  • Lincoln: DN21, DN36, LN4, LN6, PE11, PE21
  • Tyneside: TD5, TD11, TD12, TD15, NE11, NE46, NE61
  • Warrington: CH1, CH2, CH65, M33, SK7, WA1, WA2, WA4, WA5, WA7, WA14

Important info:

If you’re ordering after 16th December you will need to choose a courier option.

The 5pm cut off is for turnaround, otherwise you will need to add another working day. If you order after 5pm, this is classed as another working day.

Other things to note:

If you’re adding additional finishes or placing orders above certain quantities, you’ll need to factor in some extra time.

Add in 24 hours for:

  • High quantity orders
  • Lamination on Large Format products
  • Personalisation and Perforation
  • Display Boards (if you’re ordering 100 or more)

What if you need to speak to the team at Christmas?

If you need to chat to our Customer Service Team over the festive period, be aware that there a few changes to their contact hours too.

DateCustomer Service Availability
December 23rd9am - 1pm
December 24th-27thClosed
December 28th-30th9am - 5pm
December 31st-January 3rdClosed
January 3rd onwardsNormal business hours (8am - 6.30pm)

Further information:

Large Format is only available for delivery via courier service – all delivery options are provided at checkout.

Royal Mail strikes are still ongoing, with a list of current strike dates available to view on our dedicated blog here.

If you have any questions regarding the above information, please do get in touch with our team and we’ll be happy to help.

Are you ready for the festive season? From essentials such as Christmas Cards and Wrapping Paper to seasonal promotional print and unique Bespoke items, our Christmas Store is here to help you spread the festive cheer.

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About the author

Bex is our Senior Content Manager and lover of all things community. When she's not glued to her phone you can find her out cycling in the Chiltern Hills or braving the London commute on her Brompton.

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