Gift Certificates work like this:
1) Fill the form out and add a message if you wish.
2) Then add it to cart and checkout.
3) Your recipient will get a code to use online at artsupply.com to redeem the certificate including your name and message.
4) You will get an order confirmation.
Gift Certificates are sent instantly, they are not held until Christmas. If you want it sent on Christmas, then you must send it to yourself and forward it to your recipient on Christmas via your own email.