I was told that shipping costs will be an overestimate in some cases, but an underestimate in many others, especially because of rising postal costs. Since shipping to Canada at the same rate as a US order is impossible (it is up to 3X the cost of domestic shipping), they are necessarily categorized under the safer "International Order" option.
I feel bad that this is particularly painful for my Northern neighbors. I would like to make it up to you by bringing some books to Canada when they're done. I know Mr. Christopher Butcher of The Beguiling in Toronto. He has basically told me he'd be up for hosting something like this. Signed books and/or punches to my face can be made available.
I'm creating a downloadable document that you can print off in time for Christmas if you'd like to donate for a friend. The illustrated certificate will outline the reward level, but it will not have a name written on it. This means it will be up to you to place it in the right hands.
I may be lettering the book's Thank You list by hand, so I will double-check with all the Level 5 backers before going ahead with it. This means you have time to assign the honor to a friend or loved one.
The easiest way to do this is to set up another paypal accounts with which to make another donation. Having some consistency to our reward tiers helps avoid fulfillment obstacles. Thanks for understanding.