It takes a while to get the blanket, obviously, because its hand made and quality work takes time so I recommend ordering at least a month before you need it if you're giving it as a gift. This blanket is absolutely gorgeous, and there was no issue about my request to change the embroidered message as I was looking for something more personal. Could not be happier with the purchase, and I just love the fact that a blanket will also go to a senior. My mom, who the blanket is for, will also love that a blanket went to a senior on her behalf. Kim is super professional, clearly cares about her work deeply, and it absolutely shines through in the finished product.