asking for trouble

Last Orders & Holiday Information

Just a reminder that I am taking my Christmas break very soon so don’t wait if you still want to order something this year.

christmas holiday information

Last Shipping Dates

I will be shipping orders as normal on Monday 14th December and then will close my shop at 8pm GMT on Wednesday 16th. All orders received by that time will be shipped the next day (17th).

Christmas Delivery

Orders are not tracked and not guaranteed to arrive for Christmas. However, there’s a reasonable chance they will be delivered in time in the UK. Please check my shipping information page before ordering and remember we’re still living in a pandemic. Be kind to your local delivery workers!

EU Pre-Brexit Orders

If you live in the EU and want to avoid any post-Brexit fees and shipping price rises come January, please order before the 16th. It’s possible I will limit all non-UK orders for a short time around the new year if I need to make big changes. I may also do a last minute shipping day in late December to get EU orders on their way.

Re-opening & 2021 Shipping Dates

If you’ve got money to spend and don’t mind waiting, my main shop will remain open throughout the holidays while my Etsy shop will be digital only until Christmas Day. Shipping will resume on Monday 4th January 2021 and there will be free gifts with all orders to make up for the wait.

Questions & Problems

I’ll be home for the holidays so will still be able to answer emails and queries but may take a bit longer than usual because I would like a rest too. Please use my contact page and check the FAQ before emailing.

Thanks so much for all your orders this year! It was very worrying there for a while and I feel very lucky that I’ve been so busy and able to keep things going almost as normal.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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