While looking over the December calendar today it became apparent that Christmas shopping (or should I say shipping) season will be a couple days shorter than average this year. Since Christmas Day falls on a Tuesday, the last day for air shipping will Friday the 21st or Saturday the 22nd. Ground shipments will need to be on the road no later than Monday the 17th to reach the coasts from our warehouses. Thankfully, we have noticed over that last few years that shoppers are allowing a little more time for delivery than before. We actually expect to peak during the week of the 10th. From Thanksgiving through mid-December we will have extra shifts filling UPS trailers to keep up with the rush.