Christmas Gifts & Last Order Dates

by Susan Green October 10, 2016

Christmas Gifts & Last Order Dates

Here is some information to help you order handmade leather books in time for Christmas this year. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I ship worldwide, all orders are insured and require a signature on delivery for extra peace of mind. Last order dates are detailed below.

The Ready To Ship Collection is updated weekly with new products and is ideal for those in a hurry to organise their gifts - you'll find leather Journals and Artist's Sketchbooks, Memory Books for those who love to scrapbook or keep a photo album, Paperback Notebooks and Albums for those on a budget who nevertheless want to give a quality handmade gift.

My Bespoke Service is ideal if you have a little longer to plan, and would like a personalised dedication on the title page and any colour combination you can dream of. It's best to order as early as possible, I would recommend October or November. But if we're already into December when you're reading this, do get in touch - I may just be able to help.

Need a Gift Service? No problem! All books arrive in branded, brown-paper packaging. A hand-written gift message can be included, and I would be happy to deliver directly to your gift recipient, just leave their details in the 'shipping address' section at checkout. A gift receipt will be included with information about the book, how to use and care for it. 

Last Order Dates for the Ready To Ship collection (order by 12 noon):  

International (non UK) destinations selecting Standard shipping:

 Date Destination
Monday 28 November HM Forces: Operational BFPOs
Thursday 1 December Africa, Middle East
Tuesday 6 December Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland & Slovakia)
Wednesday 7 December  Caribbean, Central and South America
Thursday 8 December Australia, Greece, New Zealand 
Monday 12 December HM Forces: Static BFPOs
Tuesday 13 December Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland 
Wednesday 14 December Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Thursday 15 December Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Friday 16 December  Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg,

 International (non UK) destinations selecting Express shipping (order by 12 noon):

Up to 15 December - please enquire before purchasing Eastern Europe, Rest of World.
Monday 19 December Western Europe, USA & Canada

 UK addresses:

Wednesday 21 December

Order value up to £38.99 selecting Standard or Express services.

Orders of £39 & over (Express service is used as standard, guaranteed for delivery on Friday 23 December).

Why not browse the Ready To Ship Collection (updated weekly), view your Bespoke Options or get in touch with any queries, I'd be happy to help. Happy holidays!

Susan Green

+44 (0) 7748 759 371

Susan Green
Susan Green


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Size Guide

Use this Size Guide to check the dimensions of the books you're considering purchasing (dimensions are external and refer to the closed book unless otherwise indicated). If you'd like some guidance with selecting the correct size, feel free to contact Susan the bookbinder: email or call +44 (0)7748 759371

Leather Memory Books, Wedding Guest Books, Journals and Sketchbooks
A4 Large Portrait 12 inches or 305 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A4 Large Landscape 8.5 inches or 215 mm 12 inches or 305 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Landscape 6 inches or 155 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Portrait 8.5 inches or 215 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1.5 inches or 35 mm
A6 Small Landscape 4.5 inches or 114 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1 inch or 25 mm


Miniature Journals
 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches


Marbled Notebooks
 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205 mm or 8 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 8.25 inches approx. 145 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 56 pages
A6 Small  150 mm or 6 inches approx. 100 mm or 4 inches approx. 48 pages
A7 Pocket 106 mm or 4.25 inches approx. 72 mm or 2.75 inches approx. 40 pages