All customers shopping for holiday gifts in the Jade Tree E-store are urged to order early and to select the Priority Mail shipping option. While we cannot guarantee holiday delivery, orders received by December 13 and shipped Priority Mail have the best chance of arriving at their destinations by Christmas Eve. Orders placed after December 13 or shipped standard mail (the free shipping option) are not likely to arrive in time for the big day. Also, customers outside the 48 states are advised to order sooner and to please be patient. All questions concerning online and snail mail orders should be directed to email@example.com.