Final Order Dates For Christmas
With all of our final order dates for Christmas in once place, you can plan ahead for your festive season.
Order Your Products In Time For Christmas
With the festive season quickly approaching we've put together our comprehensive list of final order dates for our prints and products so you can plan ahead. These dates represent our final cut off for processing orders before we close for the festive season. We'll be processing orders up until the dates specified below, and and orders placed after these dates are typically held and processed upon our return in the New Year. Beat the festive rush and share the gift of memories and delight your clients with beautiful personalised presents this Christmas.
Final Order Dates For Christmas
|Photo Prints / Large Prints |
Fine Art Prints / Photo Gifts
Christmas Photo Decorations
Acrylic Blocks / USB's / Stickers
All Photo Presentation
|22nd December 1pm|
|All Mounted Prints|
Photo Wraps / Canvases
|6th December 5pm|
|GotPhoto Batches / Ship Directs|
|10th December 5pm|
Additional Transit Time For Delivery Outside Of Mainland UK
We use next working day couriers for our mainland UK orders which means they can deliver right up until Christmas Eve. For delivery addresses outside of mainland UK, you'll need to order earlier to accomodate for the longer transit times. We've included a handy table below for advised final order dates for prints to be sent outside of the UK. With Southern Ireland & European orders, you'll need to allow extra time for VAT processing at customs.
Last Shipping Dates For Prints
|Delivery Destination||Advised Final Order Date||Final Dispatch Date|
|Mainland UK||22nd December 1pm||23rd December|
UK Isles / Channel Islands
Scottish Islands / Highlands
|20th December 1pm||21st December|
|EU Zone 1 / Southern Ireland||8th December 1pm||10th December|
|EU Zone 2||3rd December 1pm||7th December|
|Rest Of The World||29th November 1pm||1st December|
Festive Opening Hours & Closure Dates
SIMLAB is closed between Christmas and New Year, meaning any orders placed during this time are processed upon our return. See our full list of opening hours below.
● 23rd December - 8.30am - 5.30pm
● 24th December - 8.30am - 12.30pm
● 25th December - 3rd January 2022 - CLOSED
● 4 January 2022 - 8.30am - 5.30pm
Combining Products & Adding To Orders
Please pay attention to the individual product cut off dates when placing an order for different products. If you place an order that includes mounted products after the 6th of December, your whole order will be held as all items must be dispatched together when ordered together. Please ensure that all the products you order in a single basket are before their designated cut off date to avoid any unexpected order delays. Also with regards to manually combining orders, we are unable to accomodate any manual combinations during the festive months due to the volumes of orders being processed at any one time. If you do forget any items when placing your order, you'll need to process a new order with its own delivery as orders in production cannot be added to once they are placed.
Prints, Fine Art Prints & Photo Gifts - 22nd December 1pm
Order standard & large prints by 1pm on Wednesday 22nd December to be printed before Christmas.
Fine Art Prints
Order your fine art prints by 1pm on Wednesday 22nd December to be printed before Christmas.
Christmas Decorations & Photo Gifts
Order your photo gift products by 1pm on 22nd December to be printed before Christmas.
Mounting & Laminating, Canvases and Photo Wraps - 6th December 5pm
Mounting & Laminating
Order your mounted prints before 5pm on Monday 6th December to ensure arrival in time for Christmas.
Order your Canvas Wraps before 5pm on Monday 6th December to ensure arrival before Christmas.
Order your Photo Wraps before 5pm on 6th December to ensure arrival for Christmas.
GotPhoto has its own designated cut off dates to ensure families receive their school photography orders in time for Christmas.
School Orders & Fulfilment Partners - 10th September 5pm
Our final date for orders to be processed via GotPhoto before Christmas is the 10th of December at 5pm. Please remember that our usual turn around of 10 working days STILL applies to orders placed by this date, which would mean orders could be dispatched up until the 23rd of December. Many schools are often closed by this date, so we would advise all orders to be processed as ship direct orders to ensure parents can receive their orders directly regardless of their schools festive closing date. For any batch orders required to the school or to the photographer, we would advise ordering ahead of this date to ensure enough time for production and delivery before school closures. We will be working through all school orders as quickly as possible in chronological order, so the early you release your orders the sooner they can arrive.