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1. BUY A BOX.   

2. SHOP.

Shop for goodies that you are interested in each day. EACH DAY IS BASICALLY A LIMITED QUANTITY FLASH SALE. SO IF YOU REALLY WANT SOMETHING AND YOU SEE IT, GRAB IT , CHECK OUT AND DONT’ WAIT! We will keep adding your goodies to your box for 5 days. Then the elves will stop for 2 days to ship. If you are nowhere close to filling your box, we will hold it over to the next 5 days. If you are near full, we will ship. We will make the call here as to whether the box is “full enough” to ship. You will receive a SHIPPING NOTIFICATION that will let you know that you need to purchase another box if you want to keep playing the following week! 


If you want to keep shopping and playing, you can do the whole thing again and keep shopping during the second set of 5 days. If you have already filled your box, overflowed into a bigger one [that one is on us, again see below for more details] and you need another box, you will need to purchase another box and we will start the whole game again!


Enjoy the sale. If you don’t enjoy this kind of pressure… please don’t play because it will be frustrating for you. For the rest of you, let the games begin!!! Keep reading for more details if you are new to the process…  



  * The Fig Tree 12 Days of Christmas sale will start on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and will last for 12 days. It will go for 5 consecutive days. Then the elves will take 2 days off to pack boxes and ship out goodies. Then it will go for another 5 days.  

* Each day a different kit, stocking stuffer and/or home dec goodies will be advertised- on some days several of each! I CAN’T WAIT TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT WE HAVE COLLECTED FOR YOU THIS YEAR!   

* Each special offer will only become available on that one day. Each goodie will only be available while stock lasts. Most of the items offered will sell out on that day, a few will last a few days. Please believe us that some items will sell out crazy fast [some of them in minutes] and some will last all day based on popularity and stock. Although we would love to be able to carry an unlimited amount of goodies, we are limited by how much stock we can carry of any given item and how much space we have! 

* We never know which ones will sell out the fastest! If we are able to get more in stock of any popular product, we will try but we can’t guarantee that anything that sells out will come back in stock. If they can, it will probably not be a part of the sale but something that we offer after Christmas for a separate January delivery. Most of the kits will not be available again due to fabric no longer being available.   

* For those of you who want to continue to purchase items throughout the 12 days of the sale but want us to hold your purchases for one shipment, YOU NEED TO BUY-A-BOX. SEE MORE INFO BELOW [ I know that some of you want to receive your presents as you buy them each day, in which case you don’t need to buy a box and just choose regular shipping]. The box is an actual product available on our homepage.  You only need to purchase it once for each set of 5 days- either before the sale starts or on the first day that you purchase a 12DAYS item- but you need to purchase it as an actual product. Then for all the remaining purchases you make, you will simply choose the “I BOUGHT A BOX” option in the shipping directions during the checkout process.  If you select that option without buying a box, we will not be able to ship anything to you because you will not have a box for us to put your goodies into!  


Just like in past years of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS we offer you the choice to hold all of your daily goodies to be shipped together at the end of the first set of 5 days and then again at the end of the second set of 5 days so you can save money on the shipping costs and keep adding goodies to your box! Its an awesome option and a lot of fun! 

This is how it will work:

Given how popular this sale is, and how crazy it is for us, we have had to simplify some of our processes! Regardless of whether you think you will get the smaller stocking stuffer kinds of items or the “bigger ticket” items and you are a die hard 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS fan, you will BUY-A-BOX as your shipping option. If your goodies “spill” out of the medium box you have purchased, we will upgrade you to a large box… AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. Once your large box fills at the end of the first 5 days, we will send it to you. If you spill out of that, you will need to purchase another medium box and go from there with a free upgrade again, etc.  If your box does not come close to filling throughout the sale and all we need to send your goodies is an envelope, WE WILL DONATE THE SHIPPING DIFFERENCE TO OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK. We will downgrade those orders into envelopes, calculate the difference and once we have everyone’s “donations”, we will let everyone know via our newsletter what that amount is and donate it to the Alameda County Food Bank. IN FACT WE WILL MATCH ANY AMOUNT THAT GETS ACCUMULATED FROM UNUSED SHIPPING CHARGES AND ADD THAT TO THE CHECK. So please don’t worry about whether or not you are going to fill up your box. The extra $7 or so that you might not end up needing will go to a very worthy cause during this holiday time. If you find yourself in that spot, please don’t complain about your box not filling and just remember that your $7 is going to a really good cause.  Thank you in advance!!

So ONCE AGAIN here are your steps:

1. So that you are ready for the sale on Friday, BUY-A BOX now so that you can focus on purchasing your items once they start going up on Day #1. Given how quickly the items go, etc, buying your box ahead of time is your best bet! 

2. When you are buying your goodies, select the “I BOUGHT A BOX” choice in the shipping drop down menu so that you are not charged for shipping each time you place a new item in your box. This is basically your free shipping option for the rest of the items for the first set of 5 days [until you fill your box]. 

3. If you do not select “I BOUGHT A BOX” as your shipping option when you purchase items, we will assume that you wish to receive the product right away and you want it shipped right away and you do not wish to accumulate items. Believe it or not, there are some customers for whom this is their own personal Christmas and they look forward to receiving the packages EACH AND EVERY DAY and they don’t mind the extra daily shipping. Enjoy!   

4.Please know that if you forget to select the “I BOUGHT A BOX” option for shipping during checkout, we will not be able to change it. Due to the sheer volume of 12 DAYS customers, we really only have the opportunity to see what is chosen and ship or not ship based on the info you have provided during checkout. Thank you so much for understanding! Remember you will BUY-A-BOX only once before the sale begins or at the time of your first purchase. This will make all of us- you and us- ready for the sale before it even begins!! You can of course still BUY-A-BOX on the first day of the sale or on any other day that you begin shopping the sale. Basically if you want to accumulate your goodies, you must BUY-A-BOX first. If you fill up your box, we will ship it to you and email you right away to let you know that you will need to purchase a new box if you want to keep shopping for the next 5 days. If you purchase more than the LARGE UPGRADE that we provide at no additional cost, we will start a new box for you and charge the box to the card that you are using. We will basically start the whole process over again for you!

If you have aquestion or this is your first year and you have lots of questions, please ask them in the comments here and we will answer!!

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  1. Karen | 22nd Nov 19

    Sounds fun! What time of day do the items go up for sale?

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 22nd Nov 19

      Great Question. The first day will be early in the morning on Black Friday. Most of the days after that will be announced at the bottom of the post the day before so people can plan. We usually try to post at different times to accommodate different areas/people but many times do it in the morning or late at night given our own scheduling. Towards the end of the sale, items will start going up randomly on some days.

  2. Marnie Powers | 22nd Nov 19

    Do the items for the 12 days get posted at the same time every day?

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 22nd Nov 19

      See above answer. Its a mix of times…

  3. Sandra | 23rd Nov 19

    How much is the Buy a Box to get started?

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 23rd Nov 19

      Click through to our shop to see the info on the box

  4. Elaine | 23rd Nov 19

    This sounds like fun. Can I only add your daily special items to the box? Or can I add other items from your online shop too? Thanks.

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 23rd Nov 19

      Great question! You can absolutely add anything you like to the box. Especially toward the end, if people know they aren’t going to fill up their box, they like to add other goodies to save on shipping. The only note would be if you buy a ton of large items outside of the sale and it makes your box overflow into a new box large box [we will still care of the one upgrade- see details in post], then we would charge you for the extra box [like if you decided to add in a bunch of yardage or something like that]. Happy Shopping!

  5. Peggy Irvine | 23rd Nov 19

    Can I buy more than one box, so one can be a gift?

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 24th Nov 19

      Sure, you could get 2 boxes. But I would recommend ordering the second one as a different order and somehow specifying which product you want to go in which box, otherwise I am not sure we would know, what goes where? Haven’t ever had that request!

  6. Sharon | 23rd Nov 19

    I’m a first timer, do we just check your website for the sale or does an email get sent to advise us the sale has started for the day.

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 24th Nov 19

      We announce it via our email newsletter, our facebook group and also on instagram. We blog about it here every day as well so if you subscribe to the blog, you will get an email via that as well. But we have found that often the way that the system works for blog subscriptions, they come a day late to your inbox. So the most helpful, immediate way is to make sure that you are subscribed to our email newsletter and follow us on instagram.
      Each day, on our newsletter, we will also announce when it will “go live” the next day. Hope that helps!

  7. Peggy Irvine | 24th Nov 19

    Oops, I got so excited I just ordered them both yesterday! I’m not sure if I can get two of something if I want? It doesn’t matter what box they go into I guess because I can just divide it later. This is my first time so I’m not sure how anything works. 😂

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 24th Nov 19

      Yes, you can order any amount you like as long as it is available. As long as its okay which box it goes in, you are good to go. Good luck!

  8. Darlene L. | 28th Nov 19

    I can hardly wait to see what special goodies you have planned for us this year! You never disappoint, Joanna! It’s always fun! I know you try very hard to keep up with the demand each year, but I don’t know how you do it! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  9. Janice R Rutherford | 6th Dec 19

    How do I view what is in my box from the previous days/

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