Deadlines for Christmas 2021
We know how busy PTA organisers can be, its tough work! Juggling PTA commitments with looking after the children and other work or home commitments is not easy BUT running a school Christmas card project with DigiPrint Graphics IS EASY.
We try not to pin clients down to a hard and fast timescale as we know the projects are often run by busy parents in their spare time. However we do have some DEADLINES that need to be adhered to so that you have enough time to complete the project before the Christmas holidays! Our deadlines for 2021 are as follows:
Returning Children's Drawings to us - Friday 5th November
The latest date for the return of children’s drawings for 2021 is Friday 5th November 2021.
Late Artwork "Window"
If you miss the deadline for returning your children’s drawings you can still send them between Monday 7th November to Friday 12th November). Artwork sent back in this period will be accepted but a £45 (inc VAT) fee will be charged for late processing. Artwork received after Friday 12th November will not be accepted/scanned.
Latest date for Orders - Friday 3rd December
Latest date for orders to be received at our offices or online, Friday 3rd December.
Outline timescales for our TRADITIONAL project
To help you work out some broad ideas of timescales we have set out below some timings for various stages of our projects. This will help you plan out your own online Christmas project.
WE will send the drawing templates to you either by 1st Class Post or Courier (depending upon weight).
ESTIMATED TIME : 48-72 Hours
YOU send your completed drawing templates back to DigiPrint Graphics for scanning in the supplied box. You will also need to complete our online "Project Setup" information page which gives us important information about the price at which you wish to sell your cards, allows you to control the information printed on your order forms and preview how your products might look when printed.
ESTIMATED TIME : Up to one week
WE will take your returned drawings, scan them into our system and enter your children's names and classes into our system.
We will then generate personalised order forms for each of your children. These will be sent back to you by 1st Class Post or Courier (depending upon weight).
ESTIMATED TIME : Up to two weeks
YOU will then send the order forms home to parents and collect back orders and payment from parents. After receiving all of your orders you should enter them all on the pre-populated Excel spreadsheet and upload this to our website, confirm all names changes etc and then place a bulk order with us.
ESTIMATED TIME : Up to one week
WE will process your order, printing the required cards, gift tags, thank you notes, mugs and value packs (as appropriate to your project). They will then be packaged and sent by courier (signature required upon receipt) to your chosen delivery address.
TIME : Up to two weeks
Personalised Project Planner
To help you plan your own individual Christmas cards for schools project we have built a personalised project planner to help you understand the key dates for your project. You enter the date at which you wish to be able to distribute your cards in school and it will work backwards to create a project plan for you with key dates and actions. The completed PDF project plan can then be emailed from our website as PDF document for printing.