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2 12, 2013

Manic Monday – Just Another Busy Day for Everything Dinosaur

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Manic Monday – Business As Usual for Everything Dinosaur

Today, Monday, the 2nd of December has been officially termed “manic Monday” or “mega Monday”.  It is supposed to be the busiest on line shopping day of the year according to retail analysts.  In the UK alone, it has been estimated that something like £20 million GBP will be spent each hour on line with lunchtime being the busiest for sales.  We at Everything Dinosaur are not sure who came up with these figures or indeed why.  The cynics amongst us suspect that it is just another ploy by the big retailers to try to generate as much business as possible.  As for ourselves, today is just another day, following on from just another weekend during which we kept manning the phone lines, packing orders, preparing items for collection and so forth.

We do advise customers to shop early for Christmas.  Whilst we do everything we can to ensure a prompt despatch, this time of year the postal system and couriers are under a lot of pressure.  Leaving purchases too late might lead to disappointment with parcels not arriving in time for the big day.

Back in October, as part of our customer commitment, we posted up details about the last recommended posting dates for Christmas, these dates are worth noting especially when one is considering posting overseas.

To read the article: Recommended Posting Dates for Christmas

We have reproduced the table below, giving the main deadlines for readers:

Recommended Last Posting Dates for Christmas (Royal Mail Information)

Post early for Christmas

Post early for Christmas

Picture Credit: Royal Mail/Everything Dinosaur

To be fair to our dedicated team, we had compiled this information and posted it up on our blog site before Royal Mail’s account manager had contacted us.  We do try our best to keep all our customers informed.  In addition, we receive regular updates from Royal Mail and the courier companies with regards to the state of the delivery network.  Should any major issues arise that could affect Christmas deliveries we will do our best to update our customers.  In the meantime, we continue to work as hard as we can on packing, checking and despatching orders to ensure parcels get sent out swiftly.

Dates to note this week:

  • Wednesday 4th of December the last recommended posting date for airmail parcels to Asia (Far East including Japan and New Zealand).
  • Thursday 5th of December the last recommended posting date for airmail parcels to Australia
  • Friday 6th of December the last recommended posting date for airmail to Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America and the Middle East

For further information and advice over our despatch of orders: Everything Dinosaur Delivery and Shipping Information

Or for specific enquiries, feel free to email us and one of our enthusiastic team members will do their best to help: Email Everything Dinosaur

1 12, 2013

Free 2014 Colour in Dinosaur Calendar Available from Everything Dinosaur

By | December 1st, 2013|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Press Releases|0 Comments

Free Prehistoric Animal Calendar Available from Everything Dinosaur

With our dinosaur experts always looking at the past, it is pleasing to see them looking towards the future for a change.  With 2014 just under five weeks away, Everything Dinosaur staff have produced a simple, colour in calendar featuring various drawings of prehistoric animals.  Each page of the calendar has a month on it, and above the dates there is a picture of a prehistoric scene for young dinosaur fans to colour in.  The animals featured are quite an eclectic mix and since the colour of dinosaurs is going to be a hotly debated subject in the next twelve months we thought it appropriate to acknowledge the continuing research by producing this “DIY dinosaur calendar”.

Much of the artwork has been produced by our chum Mike Fredericks, an extremely talented artist and since Everything Dinosaur commissions lots of dinosaur drawings, it seemed sensible to offer some of them as part of a free, prehistoric animal scene calendar.

Roaring into 2014 with Everything Dinosaur

Plesiosaurs and other prehistoric animals featured in the calendar.

Plesiosaurs and other prehistoric animals featured in the calendar.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The calendar features Pterosaurs, marine reptiles and members of the Dinosauria and for each month there is a prehistoric scene for keen, young dinosaur fans to colour in.  Best of all it’s free, just simply email Everything Dinosaur and we will email you back with the file so that you can print out your own dinosaur themed calendar.

Contact Everything Dinosaur: Email Us to Request the Free Calendar Download

Once you have the download, simply print off the pages, (fourteen in total, one for each month and a front and back cover) and there you have it, your calendar ready to be stapled together and coloured in by your budding palaeontologist.

On the Front of the 2014 Calendar – Tyrannosaurus rex

Eating Triceratops one chunk at a time.

Front page of the calendar

 Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur/Mike Fredericks

If you like the way in which Everything Dinosaur tries to help young people learn about prehistoric animals and if you are on Facebook, please look us up (click on the Facebook icon below) and give Everything Dinosaur a “like”.

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We are eager to see what dinosaur fans make of the drawings. What colour will the long-necked Stegosaur called Miragaia that is featured for February be?  How about Utahceratops and Kosmoceratops which are depicted on the month of August?  If readers want to send in jpg images of the drawings back to us they would be most welcome and our dinosaur experts would love to look at them and see what interpretations our fans have come up with.

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