Christmas 2020 Last Order Dates

by Susan Green November 06, 2020

Christmas last order dates for leather and vegan journal and sketchbook gifts and stocking fillers from Bound by Hand

Christmas Gifts Delivered Worldwide

What a year it has been! At the time of writing (early November) we're in lockdown and none of us know whether we'll be able to get together with loved ones this Christmas. I certainly hope so. One thing you can get clear about is your Christmas shopping. You might like to forget Amazon and support small, support indie, support local and support handmade. Your choices make a difference!

Whether you're looking for a very special Christmas gift, a modest additional present or a small stocking filler, your stationery loving friends and family will be delighted with a Journal, Sketchbook or Memory Book thoughtfully handmade with natural materials and time-honoured craftsmanship. Please order from the Ready to Ship Collection which is updated regularly in the run up to Christmas, and be sure to check your last order dates below.

Standard, express & local pickup options

I ship worldwide from the UK with standard and express delivery options and also offer local collection if you live near to Wimborne, in Dorset.

Gift service

I can send a gift directly to your loved one, wherever they live. Enter your information in the 'billing' fields, and their information in the 'shipping' fields. If you'd like a note or gift card with a personal message included just leave me a note at checkout with what you'd like to say, or email me after ordering.

A sustainable Christmas.

They say Christmas is the season of excess, but we know it can be sustainable, right?! Many of my books are made with sustainable, renewable or recycled materials. All orders arrive in packaging which is entirely, or very nearly entirely, re-usable, recyclable and compostable.

Last order dates: a guide, not a guarantee

Please order from the Ready to Ship Collection by 12 noon (GMT) on the dates listed below. Due to the covid pandemic slowing down postal services in some countries I recommend you order in advance of these dates, as they are a guide, not a guarantee.

Unfortunately, late delivery will not be accepted as a reason for return or refund. This is because no shipping partners are guaranteeing their delivery times so - unlike previous Christmases - I can't guarantee them either. Thank you for your understanding - we're all doing our best and we will get through this!

 UK First Class Signed For (orders under £50) 20 December
UK Special Delivery (orders over £50, or orders under £50 selecting Express - Special Delivery) 21 December
UK Local Pickup 22 December
HM Forces
 HM Forces Operational 30 November
HM Forces Static 7 December
Australia & New Zealand 4 December
Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central & South America, Far & Middle East 9 December
Canada, Cyprus, Malta 10 December
Greece, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland & Slovakia), Turkey. 11 December
Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA 12 December
Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal,
Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland.
16 December
Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg. 18 December
Missed your last order date?

Don't panic! How about a digital Gift Card? They're available in denominations from £10 to £100 and you can combine them to make any value you'd like. Gift Cards are sent by email to your gift recipient with instructions on how to redeem them, and there's no expiry date on them.

Need help?

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I design and make the books, package and ship them and I'm the one who answers the phone!

Susan Green
+44 (0)7748 759371

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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