I know this seems ridiculously early to be posting about holiday deadlines but believe it or not, 2019 is flying by and the holidays are almost upon us. That means a rush of holiday madness is right around the corner. This week’s blog post covers upcoming deadlines for various services and products so you can schedule your sessions and orders accordingly.
As we need to factor in editing time, as well as, the processing and shipping time for the labs see the following deadlines below. These are hard deadlines. I know this because I ordered a product from a lab that had a cutoff date of December 5th at 12:00 pm and they told me it would not arrive on January 7th as I placed the order at 12:01 pm. So, believe me when I say these are hard deadlines.
Please note: The following deadlines apply to both Equine Photography and Pet Photography orders.
Horse and Pet Photography Holiday Mini Sessions Deadlines:
Mini sessions are perfect for holiday cards and ornaments. If you are wanting a Holiday mini session, the cutoff date to have them scheduled is October 31st.
I realize that it’s just barely getting cold then. But, just think of how handsome your horse will look in his or her holiday finery without being super shaggy and covered in mud — you know, winter-style in Chattanooga! Mini Sessions need to be scheduled early in order to have time for me to complete editing, labs to process and ship orders and still get back in time for you to enjoy, mail or ship your items.
Holiday Deadlines for Acrylics:
The cutoff to order Acrylics wall art or desk blocks is November 19th. Please make sure to schedule sessions a minimum of 2 weeks prior to then if you are wanting to order acrylics that arrive in time for the holidays.
Holiday Deadlines for Wall Art:
The last day I can place Wall Art orders is November 30th. Please make sure to schedule sessions a minimum of 2 weeks prior to then if you are wanting wall art of your fabulous horse or pet in time for Christmas.
Holiday Deadlines for Prints:
Ordering available on Gift Prints until December 5th. Though if you are ordering larger Wall Art items, it’s easier to do them all at once.
Holiday Deadlines for Gift Certificates:
Gift certificates are available year-round. However, if you want gift certificates to arrive in time for Christmas, the order cut off date is December 20th.
Out of the Office Dates:
I will be out of the office and unavailable on the following dates:
Thanksgiving week: November 27th, and 28th
Christmas Week: December 24th, 25th, and 26th
New Year’s Week: December 31st, January 1st