Christmas Deadlines 2021

Final Order Dates For Christmas

With all of our final order dates for Christmas in once place, you can plan ahead for your festive season.

Festive Opening Hours & Closure Dates

SIMLAB is now closed between Christmas and New Year, meaning any orders placed during this time are processed upon our return. See our full list of opening hours below.

23rd December - 8.30am - 12.30pm
24th December - 2nd January 2023 - CLOSED
3rd January 2023 - 8.30am - 5.30pm

Once we open on the 3rd of January, we will have a few orders to catch up on before we will be back to our usual 1 o'clock deadlines. Please bear with us whilst we catch up and we'll be back to normal very soon.

Final Order Dates For Christmas

Additional Transit Time For Delivery Outside Of Mainland UK

We use next working day couriers for our mainland UK orders which means they can deliver right up until the 22nd of December. For delivery addresses outside of mainland UK, you'll need to order earlier to accomodate for the longer transit times. We've included a handy table below for advised final order dates for prints to be sent outside of the UK. With Southern Ireland & European orders, you'll need to allow extra time for VAT processing at customs.

Last Shipping Dates For Prints

Delivery DestinationAdvised Final Order DateFinal Dispatch Date
Mainland UK20th December 1pm22nd December
Northern Ireland
UK Isles / Channel Islands
Scottish Islands / Highlands
18th December 1pm20th December
EU Countries11th December 1pm13th December
Rest Of The World30th November 1pm2nd December
*The above dates should only be used as a guideline. Transit times can change during peak periods, we would advise ordering as early as possible in case of any unexpected delays.

Combining Products & Adding To Orders

Please pay attention to the individual product cut off dates when placing an order for different products. If you place an order that includes mounted products after the 12th of December, your whole order will be held as all items must be dispatched together when ordered together. Please ensure that all the products you order in a single basket are before their designated cut off date to avoid any unexpected order delays. Please note we will be unable to accommodate for any manal combining of orders during the festive months due to the volume of orders being processed at one time. If you do forget any items when placing your order, you'll need to process a new order with its own delivery as orders in production cannot be added to once they are placed.

Prints, Fine Art Prints & Photo Gifts - 20th December 1pm

Photo Prints Banner

Our cut off date for all of our standard, large scale and fine art prints has now passed. This deadline also applies for all photo gifts such as keyrings, magnets, mugs etc.. If you are ordering any mounting, laminating or canvases with your prints please be aware that this may delay your print order id not everything is placed before they are relevant deadlines. Our usual 1 working day delivery time may not apply due to the current courier delays.

Mounting & Laminating, Canvases and Photo Wraps - 12th December 1pm

Mounting Banner

Our deadline for all mounting & laminating for Christmas delivery has now passed. Any orders placed after this deadline will be resumed into production in the new year. Our team will be working hard to ship all orders placed before the deadline in time for Xmas Eve. Please bear in mind that our normal 3 working day production time will not apply du to the festive rush.

SIMLAB | GotPhoto Print Partner

School Photography

GotPhoto has its own designated cut off dates to ensure families receive their school photography orders in time for Christmas.

School Orders & Fulfilment Partners - 12th December 1pm

Our deadline for school orders & fulfilment partners has now passed. For any queries for any orders placed via GotPhoto or TheImageFile please get in contact with their customer service team and they will be able to help you with your order. Our team will be working hard to be getting all orders out of the door however please keep in mind that there are delays with the ongoing postal strikes.


Order your school photos before 1pm on Monday 12th December to ensure arrival in time for Christmas.

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Order your TheImageFile orders before 1pm on 12th December to ensure arrival for Christmas.

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SIM Imaging Final Order Dates

Are you offering products from SIM Imaging to your clients this Christmas? Please click the button below to see our SIM Imaging Christmas final order dates to ensure that all of your photography package products are ordered in time.

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