Latest Christmas Shipping Dates 2013

We just received the lastest shipping dates for Christmas 2013 by Hong Kong Post. The post offices in Hong Kong release a chart every autumn, so that you can see until when your orders have to be mailed the latest so that they still arrive before Christmas Day.

Please check this year’s chart below carefully, as for many countries the latest shipping dates are already at the end of November!

However, Hong Kong Post stresses that the dates are provisional, they are worked out based on the requirements of overseas postal administrations. As the dates below are no guarantee and we strongly recommend that order earlier than the dates shown below.

ASIA
Philippines 5.12.13 Vietnam 12.12.13
Indonesia 11.12.13 Singapore 10.12.13
Thailand 7.12.13 Malaysia 7.12.13
AMERICA
Argentina 30.11.13 USA 7.12.13
Brazil 4.12.13 Canada 2.12.13
Mexico 26.11.13
EUROPE
Austria 5.12.13 Malta 27.11.13
Belgium 7.12.13 Montenegro 9.12.13
Cyprus 30.11.13 Netherlands 4.12.13
Czech 2.12.13 Norway 6.12.13
Denmark 5.12.13 Poland 4.12.13
Estonia 4.12.13 Portugal 28.11.13
Finland 7.12.13 Romania 7.12.13
France 2.12.13 Russia 23.11.13
Germany 30.11.13 Serbia 10.12.13
Gibraltar 4.12.13 Slovakia 3.12.13
Greece 30.11.13 Spain 5.12.13
Hungary 7.12.13 Sweden 28.11.13
Iceland 30.11.13 Switzerland 6.12.13
Ireland 6.12.13 Turkey 2.12.13
Italy 5.12.13 United Kingdom 30.11.13
Latvia 29.11.13
Lithuania 5.12.13 other countries 6.12.13
OCEANIA
Australia 10.12.13 New Zealand 6.12.13

Chinese New Year surprises in your orders from now on

For Chinese New Year we have a surprise for all our customers again. As it is a tradition to give away red pockets – small red envelopes filled with money gifts – we will give some to you. Well, they won’t contain money but a little surprise. The next 2500 orders that we ship from January 20th on will get a cute red pocket with an adorable dragon design (2012 is the year of the dragon). This may sound a lot, but as we’re getting really many orders each day, we expect them to be gone really soon. So be quick if you want to get one of those cute little pieces of Chinese tradition. The whole team was preparing the envelopes today, it was a lot of fun doing it together.

Another reason to hurry: The next 20 orders over 80 Euros (102 US Dollars or 67 British Pounds) will get a super cute Rilakkuma Fai Chun on top (just valid when you order directly via our website www.modes4u.com)! Fai Chuns are paper decorations with good wishes for the next year that people decorate their homes with. There are two different designs with two different wishes, one wishing good fortune for the new year and one wishing to move on to a higher step (e.g. of success). Get your share of Chinese New Year.

PLEASE DON’T FORGET: Due to Chinese New Year public holidays from January 23rd to January 25th we can’t ship any orders, as all post offices are closed. From Thursday, January 26th we will start shipping again.

The next 2500 orders will get one of these cute red envelopes with a surprise

The next 2500 orders will get one of these cute red envelopes with a surprise

Adorable Rilakkuma Fai Chuns for the next 20 orders over 80 Euros

Adorable Rilakkuma Fai Chuns for the next 20 orders over 80 Euros

modes4u team packing the red envelopes together

modes4u team packing the red envelopes together

‘What a hoot’ owl fabrics back in stock

Finally, we have them back in stock! A lot of you guys have been waiting for this, today we restocked our popular ‘What a hoot’ owl fabrics in our online shop, that just arrived from the USAClassic Cotton reprinted the fabrics just for us, I was really happy that we could get them again. The bolts that arrived are really huge, I can tell you. But we already have many orders, as it’s just such a popular fabric. So you better not wait too long if you are thinking about getting some of this cute owl fabric.

cute colourful owls fabric What a Hoot USA designer

cute colourful owls fabric What a Hoot USA designer

cute green owls fabric What a Hoot USA designer

cute green owls fabric What a Hoot USA designer

Clay Sets finally restocked

FINALLY!!! We received our looooong awaited order of clay sets from Japan! It took ages and we were quite desperate already. Every day, customers sent us emails asking us when we will have those clay sets back in stock. They are finally here! YAY! Our clay sets became really popular in our shop and we ran out of stock very fast. We did place an order immediately but it took very long to get them this time. Here are some of our most popular clay sets:

Fuwa Fuwa paper clay Japan 4 colours decoden deco

Fuwa Fuwa paper clay Japan 4 colours decoden deco

kawaii glitter mousse jewelry clay making kit rings

kawaii glitter mousse jewelry clay making kit rings

Japanese soft clay molds tools rolling pin Fuwa Fuwa

Japanese soft clay molds tools rolling pin Fuwa Fuwa

Fuwa Fuwa mousse clay whipped cream Japan decoden white

Fuwa Fuwa mousse clay whipped cream Japan decoden white

DIY paper mousse clay making kit glitter ice cream

DIY paper mousse clay making kit glitter ice cream

DIY paper mousse clay making kit glitter cupcakes Japan

DIY paper mousse clay making kit glitter cupcakes Japan

Fuwa Fuwa mousse clay whipped cream Japan decoden brown

Fuwa Fuwa mousse clay whipped cream Japan decoden brown

Japanese Food order

Today I received a call from a man in Hong Kong who wanted to order Japanese food from us. As he didn’t speak English, I passed the phone to my colleague and he found out that this person saw our Japanese erasers on the web and thought we are selling Japanese food in Hong Kong. We had a big laugh afterwards. Our Japanese Food erasers look so realistic that people think we are selling real edible food. Now that is a funny story I will remember for a long time ;-)

Japanese Food Soba eraser from Japan by Iwako

Japanese Food Soba eraser from Japan by Iwako

Chinese noodle soup eraser from Japan by Iwako

Chinese noodle soup eraser from Japan by Iwako

Tuna Sushi eraser from Japan by Iwako

Tuna Sushi eraser from Japan by Iwako

red mini snack eraser from Japan by Iwako

red mini snack eraser from Japan by Iwako

Dorayaki pancake eraser from Japan by Iwako

Dorayaki pancake eraser from Japan by Iwako

Green Tea eraser from Japan by Iwako

Green Tea eraser from Japan by Iwako

San-X products delivery

We finally received our order from San-X after waiting for 3 months plus a problem with crushed boxes. We checked all cartons carefully and fortunately all products arrived safely without any damages. Lucky us! We couldn’t resist and had to spread out the goods to take some pictures of them. It is quite tricky to do this because there are so many products and we have limited floor space. There are so many new cute letter sets, pencil cases, folder, ruler, pencils and bento boxes. The following San-X characters are included: Rilakkuma, Kerori, Kamonohashikamo, Sabo Kappa, Berry Puppy, Kireizukin, Kutusita Nyanko and Mamegoma. We tried our best to get as many products as possible on one picture. Because it was impossible, we decided to take a video as well and upload it to our YouTube channel. If you want to see more videos taken by us, please subscribe to our YouTube channel!

some of the San-X cartons

some of the San-X cartons

lots of cute San-X stationery from Japan

lots of cute San-X stationery from Japan

folders, letter sets and pencil cases

folders, letter sets and pencil cases

Surprise Chinese New Year Red Pockets

We decided to give away some cute Chinese New Year Red Pockets again this year. We did that last year already and we got some good feedback from customers who were really happy about the extra gift. Therefore, we bought some cute bunny red pockets (2011 is the year of the rabbit) + some Hello Kitty red pockets. Inside each red pocket, we will hide another extra gift for you. There are exactly 132 red pockets available, so the next 132 shop orders will get one.

red Hello Kitty red pockets and golden bunny red pockets

red Hello Kitty red pockets and golden bunny red pockets

3000th order in our shop

YAY YAY YAY we got our 3,000th order in our shop today! We can’t believe how popular our shop is now! Thanks to everyone for your support, your recommendations to your friends and family and more! Our 3,000th order is from a nice lady from Magnolia, Texas, USA. Thank you! We promise we will keep working hard on making this shop the cutest shop with the most kawaii products on the internet!

Japanese fabrics arrived at the office

Today we received 2 long awaited orders of Japanese fabrics from Kokka and Cosmo. We are so excited, there are so many new cute and awesome prints like Alice in Wonderland, kawaii animals, matryoshka, skulls, flowers, Christmas fabrics and Halloween fabrics and many many more. One of my favorite fabrics are definitely the kawaii Christmas fabrics by Cosmo, they are just too cute ;-) We took some pictures of the fabric bolts, so you can enjoy them as well :-)

Japanese fabrics arrived at the office 1

lots of bolts of Kokka fabric

Japanese fabrics arrived at the office 2

cute fabric from Japan by Cosmo

Q-Lia Order arrived from Japan

Today, we got our new order delivered from Japan. We ordered lots of Q-Lia items including bags, flip flops, bento boxes, memo pads, stickers, chopsticks and notebooks. They are also super cute and so kawaii! My favorites are a Alice in Wonderland notebook, the blue bear bag and some capsule stickers with a pudding with faces on it. Super CUTE!!! I took a few pics of some of the items after we opened the boxes.

cute Q-Lia bags from Japan

cute Q-Lia bags from Japan

kawaii bento boxes, chopsticks and stationery

kawaii bento boxes, chopsticks and stationery

super cute Japanese flip flops

super cute Japanese flip flops

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