Please let us know if you need your order by a certain date and we will try to help you. We are not responsible for delivery after pickup for registered mail. We are responsible for DHL express which is more reliable and much faster. Registered mail often has delays especially around holidays.
Many thread colors are now available for bar tacks and monograms here: http://www.samhober.com/threadcolors.htm
And if you would like to select your bar tack colors please add the thread color and number with a note when you checkout in the notes area.