Giveway winners, your packages are in the mail. If you're in the US, you should get them in 2-3 days. I am sorry for the delay!
That's the main point, and you can stop reading now if you like. :) But if you're interested in details and a bit of commentary on the US Postal Service...
After I'd received the giveaway winners' addresses, I went to the post office to pick up Priority Mail packaging. I discovered that they do not stock the flat-rate padded envelopes I needed. I was told to order them online. I placed the order, and day after day passed with no envelopes arriving in my mail. Last week, I made two more trips to the post office; the second time, a clerk took pity on me and brought me four envelopes from the back. (It's now been two weeks since I placed the order, and it still has not arrived.)
First... the Postal Service stock other flat-rate Priority Mail packaging; why don't they stock the padded envelopes? They tout their online postage services, but in order to use those services, I need the flat-rate envelopes. Why set up a service and then make it difficult for people to use?
Second... why does it take so long for online orders to be sent? Amazon can get me my order in two days via the Postal Service, but the Postal Service can't get me my order in two weeks via the Postal Service. WTH?
It's irritating. The Postal Service's service needs some work. But it's hard to place too much blame. I'm aware they operate under the burden of government control but without the benefit of government funding. They are, in essence, a for-profit company that is controlled by the government. That is a terrible situation to be in. For-profits and government agencies have polar opposite business/ management models. From what I've seen, any government-controlled company that can turn a profit is just short of miraculous.
Anyway... I'm way off topic here. But as someone who has a business degree and has worked in both the for-profit corporate and government-funded worlds, I find the Postal Service's situation interesting (and unfortunate).