Postal Strikes and Christmas planning!?

Postal Strikes and Christmas planning!?

Hej, Hejsan, Hallå!

Yup, prepare yourself, not even October yet and Christmas is thrown in your face. Actually you might already have seen sneak peeks in some supermarkets (since August). The retail world believe this is not going to be a normal year, and after watching the news and listing to retail experts it sadly does look like a bleak year for retail. As always, make sure you support local, independent and small businesses, in your local community or online. 

Last weeks announcement by Royal Mail was a bit of a blow, they are planning another 19 days of postal strikes in October and November (yes you read that right, 19), I had to take a deep sigh when I saw that news! And they are starting tomorrow!

Strike dates that are set, more possible dates are available already on their website!

  • Friday 30 September 2022  and Saturday 1 October 2022
  • Thursday 13 October 2022
  • Thursday 20 October 2022
  • Tuesday 25 October 2022
  • Monday 28 November 2022

We will continue to post your lovely orders within 1-3 days but sadly the parcels might take longer to get delivered. I would not recommend 1st class at the moment as there are no guarantees they will arrive next day. Continue to shop just get yourself a bit more organised, remember I do gift wrap for free so if someone has a birthday in a couple of weeks then feel free to just add a little note and I can send them a gift, wrapped with a note, all on time for their birthday!


Lovi Elf

In other news!

I am expecting beautiful designs from Scandinavia! Candles, tomtar and gorgeous decorations! However yes they do get stuck on their way here and yes with postal strikes they will take even longer to get to you. 

My point is, start now! It is never to early to think about Christmas. When I had the shop and people came in and asked when I was putting Christmas out in the shop, I used to get a bit annoyed (I did not hide that mood particular well) and said we like to wait until after Halloween. We have a beautiful Autumn to enjoy first!

However online is different in so many ways! 

Who will you see this year?
Who would you like to buy a gift for?
Who do you think need a cheer up?
How can I enjoy this festive season?

These are the questions I ask myself when I am planning my Christmas budget and I have started to think about this already which is very unusual for me!


With these questions I will leave you, as I am off to make pancakes and then collect the girls from activities and help one pack for Brownie camp this weekend. I hope you will have a super evening.

Charlotte x 


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