My apologies to regular readers who may not be interested in this specific post. I attempted to title it in such a way that you could skip opening it when you received your email notification if you were not interested. We have included a special video at the very end that will make you think of and hear Spring:) Scroll down if you are not interested in how we prepare packages for mailing.
We take an enormous amount of pride in Shops At Fayrehale: Antiques, Christmas, Gifts and now that we are offering online shopping, that pride extends to how we prepare online orders for shipping. It is very important to us that the items you purchase be carefully and attractively packed. As the package travels to you, it represents us and we want that representation to be a very positive one.
We use a FLAT RATE shipping of $8.95 for online orders. We are not trying to make money with mailing costs and we do not cut corners when it costs us more!
We use regular Priority Mail when possible. Many of our more fragile Artisan Ornaments are already boxed. If they are not we box them. The first step is to wrap the item with tissue paper to keep it clean.
Next, we wrap with flat foam sheeting in each direction
The items are then wrapped with bubble wrap and folded bubble wrap is placed in the bottom of the box. At this stage, the items are basically wrapped and protected to bulk the size of the box. A slight nudge allows the top flaps to be closed and taped. There is no movement as the items are suspended in a protective cocoon. Basically the same procedures are followed for all orders. The box size and contents change.
The package is then addressed and mailed. We place one of our rack cards on the back if space permits. It looks nice and let’s be honest, we hope to attract many eyes as the package travels! We use a business card for our return address for a similar reason along with the fact it is crisp and clear. Addresses are copied and pasted from your order to ensure we make no typographical errors. They are black, bold and very clear. We want the package to reach you without delay.
We carefully protect all addresses and personal information! The only address we ever divulge is the one shown above.
Santa Claus could not accomplish Christmas without Shops At Fayrehale!
He is a primary customer.
And now, as promised at the beginning a short video to help you dream of and hear Spring. This is a small hatch that we will keep here at Fayrehale. All but three are Icelandics, the other three are Chantecler. The Icelandics are by a White Cock that appeared last year. It looks like there will be six white chicks! We will maintain these in a separate pen as we do not want white to take over our flock.
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