Christmas Delivery Deadlines

‘Tis the season for the question, “Will it arrive by Christmas?”

Orders placed directly through DCP*, with standard shipping selected, received by Wednesday 19 December at 5:00 p.m. EST should reach a US shipping address in time for Christmas. If you choose expedited shipping, you have until Friday 21 December at 5:00 p.m. EST. We cannot give shipping time estimates for international orders.

*These shipping guidelines apply to Adopt-A-Wild-Dolphin and Dolphin Trading Card orders. But of course, once we drop your package to the USPS for shipping, it is literally out of our hands! So, we cannot actually guarantee delivery by a certain date. For DCP-related clothing, water bottles, stickers, etc. through CafePress, please see their specific shipping guidelines at

Thank you for your support of DCP’s research and education efforts – both at holiday time and throughout the year!