Christmas comes but once a year. But when it comes, it lasts for a month or so. Christmas season starts the day after Thanksgiving, with Black Friday. Then there's Cyber Monday -- or is it Cyber Sunday now? -- and then the Christmas shopping season is fully upon us. However, if you're doing your shopping on line this year, it's important to remember to order EARLY. Many companies, such as Cafepress and Zazzle, need a little extra time so they can produce or print your gift order, because Print on Demand companies are exactly that -- they don't even print the item until after it's ordered.
The printing can take as little as a day, but since this is a busy time of year, it can also be considerably longer. So the earlier you order, the better. Add to that the fact that shipping, if you order online, is cheaper if you can wait a little longer. Obviously, if you wait until December 20 to order online, you're likely to have to pay higher shipping fees for fast delivery. Whereas if you order the first or even second week of December, you can opt for the cheaper shipping. It's all about having time to receive the item, check it for quality, and get it wrapped by December 24.
That said, NOW is the perfect time to order that funny holiday t-shirt! If you're planning to order one for yourself, it'll be useful all through the month of December. You can wear a funny holiday tee to office parties, informal gatherings, Santa Claus photo sessions, holiday shopping and other holiday gatherings.