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Charges for delivery to UK addresses (inc Northern Ireland & BFPO):

Standard Del

(Royal Mail)

Express Del

(Next wkg day)





Orders for CARDS ONLY (including packs of cards):




10 items* or more




9 items* or fewer




*we count a pack of cards as "one item" for this purpose







ANY order including large Advent Calendars or Gift Wrap (stock codes starting with X):




If your order includes any non-card item (having a stock code starting with X) we regret postage will be charged, even if your order also includes ten or more cards.


Charges for delivery to European destinations:

Standard Del





Orders for CARDS ONLY (including packs of cards):





ANY order including gift wrap or advent calendars (stock codes starting with X):


We regret that, owing to many problems with delivery of our larger packets, we no longer offer international delivery outside Europe.


Standard Delivery (UK only)


Fully-paid orders which have been approved by our card processor before 3pm will be posted or dispatched to you on the same day, or next working day if you order at the weekend or on a public holiday.

Please note that if you order advent calendars or wrapping paper, these will be dispatched in a packet which will probably not fit through your letter box. If there is somewhere secure for the postman to leave the packet (e.g. with a neighbour), please provide instructions when prompted during the checkout process.

If you are out when delivery is attempted, the Postman or Courier Driver should leave a "Sorry you were out" card. Please telephone the number on the card and arrange re-delivery at a time and place to suit.

Most UK orders will be sent by Royal Mail First Class, however we reserve the right to make alternative delivery arrangements if we see fit, and you (or someone at your address) may be required to sign for receipt. If no-one is in when delivery is attempted by alternative methods, a card will be left. Please telephone the number on the card and arrange re-delivery at a time to suit.

Mail posted to UK addresses using the Royal Mail First Class service often arrives one working day after dispatch. However, if you wish to be absolutely safe, please allow at least one week for delivery during busy periods (e.g. the pre-Christmas period) especially if you are ordered large items such as advent calendars, which we find are usually slower to arrive.


Express Delivery (UK only)


For orders received before 3pm, we will dispatch on the same day (or next working day, if you order at the weekend or on a public holiday).


If you opt for Express Delivery, your order will be delivered before 9pm on the next working day (by Courier, or by Royal Mail Special Delivery).


You (or someone at your address) will be required to sign for receipt. If no-one is available to take delivery, then a card will be left. Please follow the instructions to arrange re-delivery.


Please note that we are unable to provide Express Delivery to the BFPO and certain addresses in Northern Ireland, offshore islands of the UK and remote areas of the Scottish Highlands. If you have opted for Express delivery to one of these areas, we will automatically downgrade your order to "Standard Delivery" and refund the appropriate amount to your payment card.


International Delivery


We regret we can only offer delivery to European destinations only, as we have experienced too many problems with international delivery outside Europe, particularly with larger packets.


We are unable to offer any guarantees with regards to European delivery.  We know from experience that delivery often takes longer than the Royal Mail target of 3 to 5 working days, especially in the very busy pre-Christmas period.


If you would like the option of insuring and tracking your European delivery, please telephone us on 01948 770318 and we can arrange to send your parcel by "Airsure" for an additional charge.



Orchardcards.co.uk is an online shop selling real greetings cards: birthday cards, funny cards, children’s age cards, Christmas cards, St Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter & Father’s Day cards, christening & new baby cards, congratulations, good luck and leaving cards, thank you cards, new job and new home cards, engagement, wedding & anniversary cards, sympathy and thinking of you cards and traditional advent calendars.  We have a huge selection of high quality, British greeting cards, Christmas Cards and advent calendars for you to browse and buy.