... but today's happy occurrence requires an exception. They're here!! Our invitations actually arrived!!
And how are they, you ask? They're great. Exactly what we wanted. Not the most expensive letterpress in the world (I've seen other sets with much thicker and more luxurious paper), but it's letterpress nonetheless, with our custom design.
Now, an ethical question: the seller sent me a PayPal refund for a bit of my money for the inconvenience. Should I accept the refund? This whole process has been super-stressful, and there's no reason I should have had to wait 4 months (!) between payment and delivery, but I do feel a little bad about taking her money. The shipping date on this box is the date she said she sent it, so it looks like a lot of this was a Post Office screwup. (Then again, the shipping date on the box is still almost 3 weeks after the promised April 15 deadline.) Any advice?