Latest shipping dates for Christmas 2017

Hong Kong Post has announced the latest shipping dates for Christmas 2017, informing you of when your orders should be mailed out by, in order to receive them before Christmas.

Please do check the schedule for this year, as cut-off dates for several countries are in early December. You can find more countries listed here.

Please also note that this schedule is subject to change so the specified cut-off dates may be adjusted at any given point. We strongly recommend you order earlier. Don’t worry though, should you decide to shop a bit later, you can still select express shipping when shopping with us, as express shipping typically takes about 3 to 5 days!

Latest shipping dates for Christmas 2017 (to Asia-Pacific and America)

Latest shipping dates for Christmas 2017 (to Asia-Pacific and America)

Latest shipping dates for Christmas 2017 (to Europe)

Latest shipping dates for Christmas 2017 (to Europe)

Our Kawaii Christmas Packaging!

The most wonderful time of year is fast approaching! Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? It’s never too early to do so! If you’re looking for fun Christmas products, make sure to check out our kawaii shop for what we have to offer. From beautiful holiday fabrics, to Santa themed items, we have tons of festive products that will serve as great presents for you and your loved ones.

We’re also now wrapping up all orders in kawaii festive packaging. Each order also gets a free Christmas gift!

If you need a little inspiration on items to get, check out some suggestions we have for you, right here!

 

 

Our Kawaii Christmas Packaging!

Our Kawaii Christmas Packaging!

black Alexander Henry fabric chili pepper gold metallic Feliz Navidad

black Alexander Henry fabric chili pepper gold metallic Feliz Navidad

fabric Santa apron Christmas gold metallic embellishment Quilting Treasures

fabric Santa apron Christmas gold metallic embellishment Quilting Treasures

fabric with deer owl bunny rabbit animal square Quilting Treasures

fabric with deer owl bunny rabbit animal square Quilting Treasures

dark green cute Christmas santa reindeer snowman fabric

dark green cute Christmas santa reindeer snowman fabric

Alexander Henry fabric Christmas red green The Nutcracker Panel gold metallic

Alexander Henry fabric Christmas red green The Nutcracker Panel gold metallic

dark blue fabric with santa penguin bird animal Christmas Quilting Treasures

dark blue fabric with santa penguin bird animal Christmas Quilting Treasures

colorful Alexander Henry fabric cream doll gold metallic Nutcracker Sweet

colorful Alexander Henry fabric cream doll gold metallic Nutcracker Sweet

turquoise with snowman animal fabric by Cotton and Steel

turquoise with snowman animal fabric by Cotton and Steel

fabric with big colorful stocking design makower uk Novelty Xmas

fabric with big colorful stocking design makower uk Novelty Xmas

winter sweet bunny rabbit squishy by Kiibru

winter sweet bunny rabbit squishy by Kiibru

Fat Quarter fabric bundle Frosty Friends Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle Frosty Friends Robert Kaufman

cute bear shape brown icing Christmas donut scented squishy by Puni Maru

cute bear shape brown icing Christmas donut scented squishy by Puni Maru

Santa Claus and owl with beverages Christmas figurine Japan

Santa Claus and owl with beverages Christmas figurine Japan

hedgehog with Santa hat red scarf Christmas figurine Japan

hedgehog with Santa hat red scarf Christmas figurine Japan

small green Hello Kitty Christmas donut squishy charm for cellphone or bag

small green Hello Kitty Christmas donut squishy charm for cellphone or bag

mt Washi Masking Tape green with candy cane deco tape Merry Christmas

mt Washi Masking Tape green with candy cane deco tape Merry Christmas

mt Washi Masking Tape colorful tree deco tape Merry Christmas

mt Washi Masking Tape colorful tree deco tape Merry Christmas

Christmas bear Santa dot Washi Masking Tape deco tape set 3pcs Shinzi Katoh

Christmas bear Santa dot Washi Masking Tape deco tape set 3pcs Shinzi Katoh

snowman Christmas wall and light switch stickers

snowman Christmas wall and light switch stickers

cute colorful Christmas Santa Claus glitter stickers from Japan

cute colorful Christmas Santa Claus glitter stickers from Japan

Winner of our 2016 calendar card design contest

Wow. We received many amazing designs in our 2016 wallet calendar card contest. Thanks to all participants for your great efforts. With so much talent around, we had a tough time picking a winner, but finally made our choice. The winning theme is original and embodies cute Japanese style.

The winner of our 2016 wallet calendar card contest is: Ms. Pauleen Potter.

Congratulations on winning a voucher for modes4u.com for US$300. What a great prize for Christmas shopping!

The design will be produced and distributed to 20,000 Modes4u customers around the world from October 2015 to January 2016.

Winner of our 2016 calendar card design contest  2

Winner of our 2016 calendar card design contest.

Win 300USD modes4u voucher in our 2016 calendar card design contest

We will soon be producing our 2016 wallet calendar card and “Modes4u needs you”!

You can win a voucher for modes4u.com for US$300. What a great prize for Christmas shopping!

What’s more? The winner’s design will be produced and distributed to 20,000 Modes4u customers around the world from October 2015 to January 2016.

Contest details:   

  • The contest is open worldwide.
  • Free to enter or win. No purchase necessary. There is no cost to enter the contest.
  • Your design must be original.
  • Email your design in a digital format to info@modes4u.com with the subject “2016 calendar card design contest”.
  • You may submit up to 3 designs.
  • The contest closes on September 28th, 2015 (Monday), 23:59 Pacific Time
  • Modes4u has the final say in all contest matters.
  • The winner will be announced on our blog on September 30th, 2015 (Wednesday). We will also contact the winner via email.
  • The winner will be required to supply the artwork files to Modes4u for use, preferred format: Photoshop (.psd) – min 300dpi resolution.
  • Modes4u will own all image rights for future use; Modes4u will use the calendar card design on its website and social media pages and promotional materials as required.
  •  Prizes cannot be substituted or redeemed for cash.

Requirements:

  • Theme: all about cuteness – kawaii in Japanese
  • Content: double-sided yearly calendar card showing all 12 months for the year 2016
  • Includes: Modes4u logo and shop URL http://www.modes4u.com
  • Download template
Win 300USD modes4u voucher in our 2016 calendar card design contest

Win 300USD modes4u voucher in our 2016 calendar card design contest

Download calendar template here

Download calendar template here

Download calendar template here

Download calendar template here

Happy Easter!

Yay, finally Easter is here. We wish all of you some nice and sunny spring days with lots of yummy chocolate and Easter surprises. Maybe you even get a litte item from our shop or you have been crafting yourself with our material.

It’s definitely worth checking out our shop in the next couple of days as we are adding far more than 100 new products at the moment: fabrics, stationery, deco tapes, clay accessories, bento boxes and more.

So enjoy the holidays, relax, have some good Easter meals and maybe do some online shopping on modes4u.com. We are looking forward to the Easter break too and will be back in the office on April 10th to proceed all your orders.

modes4u and Rilakkuma wish all of you happy Easter

modes4u and Rilakkuma wish all of you happy Easter

A Unique Christmas Gift Idea for Shopping Queens

Shop till you drop – that’s their motto. They just can’t pass a store without buying anyting and are looking out for shopping bargains all the time. So what to give to somebody who buys everything himself?

A unique Christmas gift idea for shopping queens: Shopping Bags

They are just so functional but blow you away with their fashionable look at the same time. Usually they are made of really light and strong fabric. As they are foldable they don’t use much room, but will carry all your groceries and shopping bargains home safely. And can it be more unique than a Little Red Ridinghood bag coming out the tummy of the big bad wolf?

cute Little Red Riding Hood shopping bag wolf pouch

cute Little Red Riding Hood shopping bag wolf pouch

cute Rilakkuma bear shopping bag with apple

cute Rilakkuma bear shopping bag with apple

cute shopping bag with matryoshka dolls with pouch

cute shopping bag with matryoshka dolls with pouch

Day 3 in Japan – Part 2

When you are in Harajuku, visiting Harajuku Daiso is a MUST! Almost everything costs only 100 Yen, which is about 0,82 Euro or US$1.07. Even big things like bento boxes are so cheap there. They have almost anything you can imagine: kitchen ware, stationery, DIY stuff, candy, cleaning supplies, plants and much more.

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Harajuku Daiso

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Entrance of Daiso, the security tried to stop us taking photos, but we were faster ;-)

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one floor full with stationery

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everything was really cheap

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lots of candy and kitchen ware

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even cleaning supplies have cute characters on them

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Daiso is a huge attraction for tourists, we saw lots of them there

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cute felt iron-ons

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we had those 6pcs eraser set before but it is sold out now

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lots of kawaii letter sets


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we bought a basket full of goodies for you guys! We plan some contests/lucky draws and more for you!


Next, we went to Kiddy Land which was just amazing to see! This shop is the BEST SHOP we have been during our whole trip! 7 floors filled up with toys, plushies, stationery, licensed products and anything else you can think of. I think, I just better show you some pictures (but don’t be mad at me if you want to go to Tokyo immediately after seeing them):


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one floor full with Hello Kitty stuff

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another floor for San-X characters

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would you be able to choose any of those pencils? It would take hours to just check them out!

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we saw this crazy lady inside the shop ;-)

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just one of many sticker shelves

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and more Hello Kitty items


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lots of hairclips to choose from

Day 3 in Japan

We got up early again because we wanted to see so many things again ;-) First we went to the Meiji Jingu Shrine near Harajuku. This park and shrine is famous for it’s Sunday’s traditional Japanese wedding ceremonies, tea ceremonies and other ceremonies. As it was a Sunday, we had to go there.

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on the way to the subway station

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me in front of the entrance to the Meiji Jingu park

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inside the park

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traditional hand washing before entering the shrine

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Me in front of the shrine. It was a weird because it felt like you are in a Japanese martial arts movie, the scene was so typical for this kind of movies.

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and finally we spotted the first wedding ceremony

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another wedding couple. It took about 5mins + 5 people

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traditional Japanese wedding couple. It was really hard to guess the women's age because they wore so much make up.

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they have special cars which can lift the roof for the bride. It took quite long to get her in the car ;-)

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Alan and me in front of the shrine

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we went to a restaurant in the park to get some refreshments and found this ice cream vending machine.

After that we went to Harajuku, the most famous shopping district in Tokyo. We were very excited to see this place because we heard so much about it and we were also planning to search for some new products and inspirations for our shop.

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on the left Harajuku station and on the right the shopping district

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entrance to the craziest shopping street in the world (I dare say)

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in front of every shop girls are promoting products

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we saw this funny guy dressed as Little Red Riding Hood

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the streets were super crowded

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and of course cute products everywhere, this shop even had a pink plane inside

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and then we surprisingly found this pretty quiet park in the middle of Harajuku

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there were some really pretty blooming trees

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typical Japanese garden with pond; and another wedding couple (they even got a red carpet rolled out for them)

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I actually planned to check out Forever 21, but look at those crowds, there was no chance I could find or try on anything.

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people, people and more people

300th order

WOW, we received the 300th order earlier than expected. I expected to get to the 300th order around 30 days after our 250th order was confirmed. So it took only 17 days! YAY The 300th order is from an old customer of us from Bad Saulgau, Germany. Thank you so much!

I will write again when we get our 400th order. See ya soon ;-)

New candy online

We bought some new cute candy from Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. We got another Hello Kitty instant noodles, lots of different Pocky sticks, panda chocolate, cute koala biscuits and many many more. Have a look at these super cute kawaii pics:

Hello Kitty instant noodles

Hello Kitty instant noodles

cute japanese bear caramel candy

cute Japanese bear caramel candy

japanese koala strawberry milk biscuits

koala strawberry milk biscuits

Japanese kawaii panda chocolate biscuits

Japanese kawaii panda chocolate biscuits

Pocky coconut chocolate sticks

Pocky coconut chocolate sticks

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