The time frame on your custom order will depend what place I received it in. I often take 50+ orders at a time, so your order may take a few weeks, or it may take a few months. It will NEVER exceed 6 months. If you need it by a certain date, you can include that request in the notes, and I will do my very best to accommodate you but unfortunately there are no guarantees. Please be patient as each quality handmade piece takes time. If you are needing a time estimate to plan for gifts, I will be happy to provide one after you pay your deposit. Again this is just my best estimate as I never know exactly how long each order will take.