Called the “Twin City” for its dual heritage and “City of the Arts and Innovation” for its dedication to fine arts and theater and technological research, Winston-Salem is the second largest municipality in the Piedmont Triad region and the fifth largest city in the state of North Carolina. A second nickname “Camel City”, refers to the city’s historic involvement in the tobacco industry, specifically to the locally based R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company’s Camel cigarettes. But Winston-Salem is also steeped in history with its origin dating back to January 1753, a few years before the U.S. declared independence. Then, the city was only called Salem. By 1849, the land north was developed and became known as Winston, named after Revolutionary War hero, Joseph Winston. In the 1880s, the U.S. Post Office began referring to the two towns as Winston-Salem, and after a few decades, the towns were officially incorporated as Winston-Salem in 1913. You can still visit parts of restored areas of Old Salem this day, visiting historic places like the Winkler Bakery, famous for its Moravian cookies. And speaking of food, in 1937, Krispy Kreme opened its first doughnut shop on South Main Street.
Our goal is to process and ship all orders within 48 hours. We primarily ship through UPS and USPS. Free shipping is offered on all orders $79 and higher within the 48 contiguous United States. Free shipping on orders $79 and up does not apply to Hawaii, Alaska, and other U.S. Territories and international destinations.
Dowdle Mini Wooden Puzzles, Dowdle Classic Wooden Puzzles, Boardwalk Wooden Puzzles, custom orders, and Disney Art and framed art may take 2-3 weeks for production and delivery of your order. Please allow extra time when ordering these items.
Holiday Shipping Deadlines
Please be mindful of the following dates to help your gifts arrive in time for Christmas.
3 Dec. for personalized art—people and pets painted into an existing painting. This deadline has passed. Any personalized art ordered after Dec. 3rd will be shipped in 5-6 weeks.
10 Dec. for custom orders—wood puzzles and art made from an image you provide
17 Dec. for regular orders—in stock items on our website