Schloaty and I did a trade and mailed a Nepenthes to each other via Priority Mail on Monday, Dec. 20th. We both received the other's box on the same day...Monday Dec. 27th. Both arrived DOA from cold damage.
Neither of us have aminosity towards each other for this, but the lesson to be learned is...don't mail plants the week of Christmas. Priority is supposed to be 2-3 days, but enough people lollygag at this time of the year(I still have stuff to mail out to family, lol), to where it apparantly overwhelmed the USPS.
My Holiday advice for this year.