The good news is that shipping times seem to be improving. In December, airmail parcels were generally reaching their destinations around the world in about 2 weeks, which was a pleasant surprise given it was the holiday season. In particular, shipping times to the US seem to be markedly improved, back to where they were a few years ago before things seemed to slow down for reasons that have never been entirely clear.
So it will be interesting to see how the trend continues into the new year.
And speaking of the new year, here’s wishing you and yours a (slightly belated) happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! :-)