Cat Lover No. 81 was first featured on 365 Cat Ladies on December 16, 2009. She introduced us to Wrap Art
by artist John Boak. His website and blog contain great ideas using scraps of paper and found objects from around your house to embellish your gifts in the most creative ways.
Speaking of wrapping it up, it's not too soon to take a look at holiday shipping deadlines if you are planning to mail cleverly wrapped packages to friends and relatives during the coming weeks. Some of these deadlines are just 4 weeks away (Yikes!)...
Here are U.S. Postal Service deadlines to keep in mind if packages need to arrive by December 24th:
Domestic Mail Class
FIRST CLASS MAIL®
DEC. 22 (Check your local Post Office)
|International Mail Addressed To:||Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG)4||Express Mail International® (EMS)5||Priority Mail International™ (PMI)6||First-Class Mail International™|
|AFRICA||DEC. 20||DEC. 10||DEC. 2||DEC. 2|
|ASIA/PACIFIC RIM||DEC. 19||DEC. 15||DEC. 9||DEC. 9|
|AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND||DEC. 19||DEC. 15||DEC. 9||DEC. 9|
|CANADA||DEC. 21||DEC. 16||DEC. 12||DEC. 9|
|CARIBBEAN||DEC. 20||DEC. 15||DEC. 12||DEC. 9|
|CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA||DEC. 20||DEC. 10||DEC. 2||DEC. 2|
|MEXICO||DEC. 21||DEC. 15||DEC. 9||DEC. 9|
|EUROPE||DEC. 20||DEC. 15||DEC. 12||DEC. 9|
|MIDDLE EAST||DEC. 20||DEC. 15||DEC. 12||DEC. 9|
|Military Mail Addressed To||Express Mail® Military Service (EMMS)¹||First-Class Mail® Letters/Cards||Priority Mail®||Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL)²||Space Available Mail (SAM)³||Parcel Post®|
|APO / FPO / DPO AE |
(Iraq and Afghanistan)
|N/A||Dec. 3||Dec. 3||Dec. 1||Nov. 26||Nov. 12|
|APO / FPO / DPO AE |
ZIPs 090-092, 094-098, 340, 962-966
|Dec. 17||Dec. 10||Dec. 10||Dec. 3||Nov. 26||Nov. 12|
In order for your items to be received by Dec. 24 , I must receive your order by:
International: Dec. 1 (first class international mail)
United States:- Dec. 11 (first class mail items)
Dec. 15 ( priority mail items)
Please allow an additional 5 days for wholesale/bulk orders, items that will be personalized, or special requests.
Click here to see my current selection of goodies: My Etsy Shop
It means a lot to me. :-)
Own a piece of 365 Cat Lady history! My original painting of Cat Lover No. 81 is now available for purchase in my Etsy shop! This mini watercolor painting is in ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals) format, which means that the artwork size is 2.5" x 3.5", the same as a baseball card.
It is hand-painted on super-heavy Arches 300-lb. acid-free cold-press watercolor paper with professional quality watercolor paints. Click here for more details.