Shipping Policy

Shipping Policy

Thank you for visiting and shopping at Below are the terms and conditions that constitute our shipping policy.

Shipment Processing Time

Please allow one to two (1-2) business days for your order to process before it is shipped.

Business days do not include weekends or holidays, and orders placed after 2:00 p.m. EST will be processed the next day. Orders received after 2:00 p.m. EST on Friday or over the weekend will begin processing on the following Monday morning.

Should an order be delayed by more than two (2) business days, purchasers will be notified by email.

Shipping Rates and Delivery Estimates

Shipping charges for your order will be calculated and displayed at checkout according to this schedule:

Product Shipment method Estimated delivery time Shipment cost
Five-Year Journal Standard USPS 5-7 business days* Free
Bringing Your Ancestors to Life
Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time
I Remember—Fifty Prompts to Write Your Life Story
Five-Year Journal Travel Entries
Standard USPS 5-7 business days* <=2 pounds – $4.99 >2 <=4 pounds – $5.99 >4 <=6 pounds – $6.99 >6 <=8 pounds – $7.99 >8 <=10 pounds – $8.99
All products Priority Mail 2-3 business days* <=3 pounds (1 journal)- $8.99
>3 <= 5 pounds (2-3 journals) – $14.99
>5 <= 7 pounds (4-6 journals) – $19.99
>7 pounds – contact WYL for pricing

*Please know that delivery delays beyond our control occasionally occur. A tracking number will be provided upon shipment of your order. Using this number, contact the appropriate carrier to determine the status of your delivery. If you are unable to secure a suitable response to your inquiry, contact us at

Domestic Shipping Only

All orders, including those requesting priority mail delivery, must be to addresses within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. Writing Your Life does not ship internationally at this time but does have alternate purchase options. Please contact for details.

Shipment Confirmation and Order Tracking

Confirmation of shipment will be emailed to you upon completion of your order, which will include your tracking number(s). The tracking number should be active within twenty-four (24) hours unless ordered after 2:00 p.m. on Fridays, weekends, and holidays. In those cases, tracking will be available by the end of the first business day.

Payment Information

Writing Your Life collects all payments via PayPal, but a PayPal account is NOT required to check out using PayPal. PayPal allows you to make payments using a variety of methods including debit or credit cards, bank accounts, PayPal Cash or PayPal Cash Plus account balance, PayPal Credit, and rewards balance. We do not obtain or store any credit card information on our site. All online financial transactions are accomplished through PayPal or Square.

For more information, see PayPal policies.


Writing Your Life collects sales tax on all orders originating in Florida and pays that tax to appropriate authorities.


Please refer to our return and refund policy for more information.

Returns Policy

Our return and refund policy provides detailed information about options and procedures for returning your order.

Shipment to post office boxes or APO/FPO addresses

 Writing Your Life ships to addresses within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii; APO/FPO/DPO addresses; and US territories that receive USPS priority mail service.