Happy Holiday Season, and happy shopping! The "in time for Christmas" question... I can't be certain for you, although if you are in BC or Alberta you chances are good until about the 15th. For everyone else, if you want it for Christmas please choose a tracked shipping option.
Awesome quality kits! You stitch up these charming characters from what is in the box. It has everything you need including excellent directions. The wool felt is real wool felt, and so is the wool stuffing, the embroidery thread is lovely deeply saturated color, the wire armature pieces are strong with a thick soft covering, and all the bits needed are in a tiny wax envelope (right down to the ear ring, eyes, leather basket handles, tiny pins and 2 hand stitching needles in 2 sizes) All you add is a sharp small pair of scissors!
The kits are graded in three levels: Penguin and Yellow Bird are level 1, Fox and Owl are level 2, Both lions and Raccoon are level 3. I've made several of these #3 level kits and the directions are so good I think any confident hand sewist could make them.
A Note about shipping: I will ship these with the box folded flat to make shipping less expensive. You can refold the box and pack the kit back inside if it is going to be a gift. The box is 4" tall assembled and that would push shipping costs way up. How does that work, you wonder? This website is connected to Canada Post and their rates are based on size plus weight :-)