As some of you already know, Finnish Postal Service workers are going on a big and long strike on Monday 11th. The strike will go on until 24th, unless they can agree and end the strike earlier.

So, this strike will affect letters the most and the letters will probably just stand still the whole time the strike is on. Parcels are less affected as they are sorted mostly by machines, but there will be delays too, just not that much as with the letters. Products that ship from the Latvian factory with the cheapest shipping method also use Finnish postal service, so those shipments will be affected too. 

I usually use the postal service to ship my letters and parcels, as it is the most convenient and the most cost effective way to me to ship things at this current shipping volume.

To make things a bit run a bit more smoothly, I’ve been researching last two days and I’m happy to introduce plenty of other shipping methods that will proceed as usual while the postal service is at strike. And if these shipping methods are liked by all of you, I will keep them all even after the strike is gone. Find out more about the new carriers and methods here.

Unfortunately these companies can only ship within Finnish borders, so I am still on a look out for reasonably priced carrier that I could ship my letter sized things with. Until such carrier is found, or the strike ends, everything will take at least two weeks to be delivered. Gift shopping? No need to worry, everything should be delivered before Christmas.

It’s not all bad news though. All orders placed before FRIDAY 3pm will ship out tomorrow and hopefully not be affected by the strike at all. I am also going to add a surprise to every order until then. Wait, there’s more – I am offering free shipping on all orders* 35€+ around the globe until the strike ends with the code RAINBOWS . Yes. So if you want to get the most of this offer, place your order now! (*the free shipping is only for items shipping from LumiWAU HQ)

Please be patient, if I could I would hand deliver everything to your doorstep. But I am needed to actually finish up the Christmas collection and to make the rainbows here at the studio, so we’ll just have to see what the next week brings.

Until then,