Mr. Lloyd is extremely sorry that his delicious apple pies will not be ready for Christmas pick-up. There is an unexpected problem with one of his suppliers and they hope to have everything ready in the New Year.
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused and we look forward to filling your orders in the New Year. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and please email Mr. Lloyd at email@example.com before January 4th if you would like a refund.
Happy Holidays from the Home Ec Department!