We have a full week before the official start of Ayyam-i-Ha, but many communities have decided to celebrate early. If your community is celebrating on Saturday or Sunday, then it may be too late to get anything in for your party. Sorry.
BUT, if you are ordering presents for friends and family, there is plenty of time to get them in by next Tuesday if you choose anything other than 1st Class for your shipping option. If you need ideas, visit our Gift Ideas for Adults or our Gift Ideas for Children pages. Right now, our Flash of Inspiration Flash Card Game and our Animals Building Character Coloring and Activities Book are flying out the door.
If you wait much longer, might I suggest a gift certificate from either Special Ideas/BahaiResources or Virtues101.com (for non-bahais). Your recipient will get an e-mail and a personal note from you. They can redeem the gift card on our new sites any time they like. You can choose what day the e-mail is sent up to a year in advance, so you can do a year’s worth of shopping at one sitting! Unlike gift cards you get at stores, there are no fees. You get the amount you pay for.
With so many Baha’i, multi-faith and character-building materials to choose from, everyone can find something to enjoy.
Remember, for the next 8 days, new customers and old customers who re-register on our new website will receive a 10% discount on purchases of products. I’m afraid that this does not apply to gift cards, though. If you have problems ordering, remember that you have to re-register unless you’ve ordered online since the first of the year. If you have problems registering (use the form on the right-hand side of your computer screen, or the lower form on your phone), remember to scroll down to the bottom of each screen. There may be a button hiding there that you need to click in order to move forward. Our new site offers many new features, but it takes a little getting use to. I promise it really does work – we are receiving dozens of orders each day. If you still have problems, just give us a call (in the US) at 1-800-326-1197. Outside the US, our number is 1-812-834-5691.
While you are ordering for Ayyam-i-Ha, go ahead and grab the newest book of Baha’u’llah’s Writings: The Call of the Divine Beloved. It includes the new translation of The Seven Valleys and The Four Valleys, plus five other mystical tablets revealed before His declaration in 1863. We just received a box of 20 copies.