This morning, Ctein sent us the following update about the dye transfer prints:
I shipped off the last of the domestic Christmas orders for dye transfer prints on Thursday, December 4. Out-of-country Christmas orders were all shipped last week. This is approximately 1/3 of all the orders that came in. If you didn't explicitly agree to have your order delayed until after Christmas, your order has been shipped, unless I made a clerical error. Just in case of that, if you haven't gotten your order by Saturday, December 13th, please e-mail me then to confirm that it was sent.
Please do not e-mail me before December 13th to inquire if your order was shipped. I can't take the time to respond to such inquiries without delaying other peoples' prints; I'm spending 50 hours a week on this as it is.
From this point on, I'm filling orders in the order that they were received. Many of the people who generously volunteered to have their orders deferred will still get their prints before Christmas (although I fear it's unlikely that many more out-of-country orders will be delivered by then, customs delays being what they are).
Thanks to everyone for their patience; now it's back to the salt mines! —Ctein