THERE ARE THREE specific cut-off dates determined by album style, type of service, and cover treatment.
Nov 25 - Matted Albums - Design Print & Bind - Need design approval
Nov 25 - Matted Albums - Print & Bind
Nov 25 - Flush Albums - Print & Bind
with Photo Plate Cover, Acrylic Cover, or Slipcase
Dec 01 - Flush Albums - Design Print & Bind - Need design approval
Dec 04 (extended) - Flush Albums - Print & Bind
with or without gilding
Two Easy Steps
for Christmas Delivery
After November 4th, when ordering through the Leather Craftsmen Website, select the "NEED FOR CHRISTMAS" option. If ordering through any non-website application or bind only, clearly mark your order form “NEED FOR CHRISTMAS".
shipping cost reminder
By marking your job "NEED FOR CHRISTMAS" you will bear any expedited shipping charge (if necessary) that is needed to get the album in your hands on or before December 24th.
Any order that comes in up to your required designated cutoff date that is not marked "NEED FOR CHRISTMAS" is NOT considered a Christmas order. TIP - Submit your job before 11:59pm EST on the Cut-Off day listed above and immediately respond to any emailed or phone called question we have regarding your order.
Frequently asked questions
Expedited shipping usually means Next Day Delivery. Our goal is to get your Christmas orders to you on time so we need the flexibility to be able to ship Next Day Delivery. We are bound by the limitations of the carrier that delivers your albums and we start doing expedited shipping when they no longer guarantee less expensive shipping methods for December 24th. We try to ship Standard Ground, 3-Day, and 2-Day, but as we get closer to December 24th we reserve the right to ship Next Day Delivery at your expense.
Our goal is to get most Christmas orders in your hands on or before December 23rd, but in special cases, there could be albums that will arrive on December 24th.
Based on past experience, most albums that come in by mid November and are not marked for Christmas usually do in fact arrive before Christmas or during the few days after Christmas. However, some of those mid November orders that are not marked “NEED FOR CHRISTMAS” may arrive in early January 2021. That is highly unlikely, but possible. So, please pay attention to our instructions, cut-off dates above, and to your client’s Holiday needs.
Yes, you can drop ship directly to your client. You’ll let us know at the time you place your order by typing in their name, address, and phone in the “Drop Ship To” field on the order form. IMPORTANT: Please remind your client that they will need to sign for the package.
No matter how good your forms look in Apple’s Application named “Preview”, they wind up on our end corrupted with missing information. That will stop your order dead in it’s tracks. If you already used the Order Form in “Preview”, please put that form in the trash, and use a fresh Order Form and only open it up in Adobe Reader or Acrobat Pro.
Fresh Order Forms can be downloaded here.
Download a free version of Adobe Reader at http://get.adobe.com/reader/
The last shipping and production day for Leather Craftsmen in 2020 is Wednesday, Dec 23rd, therefore, if you are ordering on Tuesday Dec 1st, it’s possible for your order to ship on Wednesday December 23rd for a Thursday Dec 24th delivery. If your studio is not going to be open or you need time to deliver to your client, then get your order in sooner.
If you are working on new albums for the Bridal Show season in January 2021, to get a discount, order them before November 1st. The last day in 2020 for a studio sample discount is November 1st. Get your orders in as early as possible and save. We’ll still make studio samples in November and December, however, they just won’t be discounted. We’ll resume studio sample discounts January 1, 2021.