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How many times is december published each year? december is published twice a year in print. Our Spring/Summer issue launches in May and our Fall/Winter issue launches in November.

I just subscribed. When can I expect my issue in the mail? Delivery times vary as we ship copies approximately two to three times per month. Domestic subscribers can expect to receive their issue in two to four weeks, and international subscribers in six to eight weeks. If your issue hasn’t arrived or you have further questions about delivery times, please contact us at

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