Holiday Deadlines

To receive your packaging before Black Friday, November 23rd, 2018, please submit your order before the deadline listed below.

Important: These are the last dates to place final orders for delivery by Black Friday. Please allow extra time for the proofing process as well as pre-production samples. Read our FAQs about holiday orders →

Minimum quantity Production location Standard
first order
Expedited
first order
Standard
reorder
Expedited
reorder
Butcher Paper 10 rolls Domestic Sep 14 Sep 21
Corrugated Inserts 1,000 inserts Domestic Sep 21 Sep 28
Corrugated Mailer Boxes 1,000 boxes Domestic Sep 21 Sep 28
Cotton Drawstring Bags 1,000 bags International Aug 30 Sep 27 Sep 6 Oct 4
Expandable Kraft Mailers 1,000 mailers Domestic Aug 17 Aug 24
Flexible Kraft Mailers 1,000 mailers Domestic Aug 17 Aug 24
Folding Cartons 1,000 boxes Domestic Sep 8 Sep 15
Frosted Peel and Seal Bags 10,000 bags International Jul 23 Aug 26 Jul 30 Sep 2
Gummed Paper Tape 20 rolls Domestic Oct 5 Oct 12
Hard Shell Poly Bubble Mailers 10,000 mailers International Aug 30 Sep 27 Sep 6 Oct 4
Laminated Pouches 10,000 pouches International Aug 21 Sep 18 Aug 28 Sep 25
Masking Tape 36 rolls Domestic Oct 5 Oct 12
Packing Tape 36 rolls Domestic Oct 5 Oct 12
Paper Bubble Mailers 10,000 mailers International Aug 24 Sep 27 Aug 31 Oct 4
Peel and Seal Bags 10,000 bags Domestic Sep 15 Sep 22
Poly Mailers 10,000 mailers International Aug 24 Sep 27 Aug 31 Oct 4
Rigid Kraft Mailers 1,000 mailers Domestic Sep 8 Sep 15
Roll Labels 1,000 stickers Domestic Oct 23 Oct 30
Slotted Corrugated Boxes 1,000 boxes Domestic Sep 21 Sep 28
Soft Shell Poly Bubble Mailers 10,000 mailers International Aug 30 Sep 27 Sep 6 Oct 4
Tissue Paper 4,800 sheets Domestic Sep 8 Sep 15
Tyvek Mailers 10,000 mailers Domestic Sep 21 Sep 28
Zip Top Bags 10,000 bags Domestic Sep 15 Sep 22

Frequently asked questions

The deadline for my product has passed, what can I do?

Contact us to expedite your order or get advice on other options that might still be available. You can also review our current estimated delivery dates to get an approximate date for an order placed today.

Do orders take longer to process during the holidays?

Yes. Factories operate on a first-come first-served basis. Starting in July, volume increases significantly which means your order will be placed in a queue that is 1-4 weeks longer than other times throughout the year. The deadlines in our holiday calendar take this difference into account.

What is the difference between lead time and estimated delivery date?

Lead time is the number of days or weeks from the moment an order is placed to manufacturing being completed. It does not include shipping, which depends on your delivery details. Estimated delivery date is the date at which you can expect to receive your item, assuming standard shipping options.

Is it possible to expedite an order?

It depends on the details of the order. We recommend that you request a quote or get in touch.

How can I speed up my order?

To ensure that your order progresses rapidly we recommend that you prepare your artwork ahead of time, and make sure it is properly formatted for manufacturing. See our formatting guidelines for instructions on vectorizing your designs and converting fonts to outlines.

The clock starts ticking once you approve the final production-ready artwork. You can save time by having it ready to go. If you have any questions about preparing your artwork, get in touch.

Do you have any advice on packaging designs for holidays?

Yes! Keep an eye on the Lumi Blog for roundups of our favorite design ideas for holiday packaging. You can also follow @Lumi on Instagram for inspiration from brands big and small.