We prioritize by date needed. We deliver on or before the date you specify. We DO NOT miss deadlines. Late is not an option. We do have rush options. Check the second page in the order form, for rush options and prices. These change seasonally. During the summer months the rush periods are longer, as we are processing about twice as much as in the winter. We will make sure it is there before your due date. In 2017 out of over 6,000 orders we have not missed one date. If you do not respond to art requests in a timely manner. We may require you to pay expedited shipping to receive on time.