Rory will begin packing her treasures and will be ready to ship in 3-5 days...she needs a bit of time to give hugs farewell. Shipping costs include insurance. Rory will arrive well in time for the holidays in North America. If she is shipping overseas, she will be shipped Priority, but I can't guarantee Christmas arrival. If you wish to upgrade to Priority express, just let me know and I will be happy to invoice you for the difference.