It has come to my attention that there are longer THAN USUAL delays in shipments to various parts of the world. Let me give you an example: My last package to Germany took over 5 weeks. Not sure why customs all over the world has taken it upon themselves to hurt small businesses in such a way. Do they sit there and roll the dice on whose package makes it through? Is there a system? Or maybe it's the Postal Services' fault? I am not sure who is to blame here. I am sad I have to make this announcement. Almost as sad as Duke when he found out he wasn't allowed to come to the baseball game this summer...
Dear International Customers,
I just want to let you know that I dearly love you people in Canada, Australia, UK, Belgium, and other places I normally ship to. I don't want you to walk in my Etsyshop and buy doll clothes or dolls - all hopeful that your items can still arrive on time for Christmas. To save you from disappointment and myself a huge headache, I went ahead and changed all my listings to US shipping only.
Of course, if you still want to order because:
a) you are an optimist and know good fortune will lead your dollorder to your house on time or
b)you have connections in customs or know the Postmaster General in person or
c) it's not really a Christmas present and you don't care when it arrives you just WANT IT
In those cases you can contact me, and I will gladly make you your own personal listing to purchase now.
Your Faithful German Dollmaker