Hand lettered & illustrated greeting cards and Prints

Halifax, Nova Scotia 116 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (28)


Hand lettered & illustrated greeting cards and Prints

Halifax, Nova Scotia | 116 Sales

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Crystal Picard

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Crystal Picard

Announcement    The 'With Love' series has launched! Show your love this season with cards that remind your sweetie how loved they are all year round.


Last updated on 26 Jan, 2019

The 'With Love' series has launched! Show your love this season with cards that remind your sweetie how loved they are all year round.


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5 out of 5 stars


Your sweet, nerdy & sometimes sarcastic way to say hello!

Back in the Winter of 2014, I started doing hand lettering after finding a tutorial on Skillshare by Mary Kate Mcdevitt. It was terrible idea at the time; I was absolutely rubbish at it and was in school so I probably didn't have the time. However, I was in love with it. Not 'like,' no - this was the big league of love. As soon as I was finished my homework for the Graphic Design course I was taking, I would stay up to the wee hours of the morning learning how to illustrate letters. I started an Etsy and put a couple items up from time to time.

Fast forward a few years later, and here we are, still as passionate as I was the day I started, but with some skill to back it up.

All of the designs you see in this shop were crafted by hand and digitized after the fact. There is something about experimenting with layouts that you get from working with a 602 Blackwing and some printer paper that never quite translates to digital work; So I'm proud to say that each card, print & sticker here was made with a whole lot of sketching, tracing paper and patience. And you know, at least a little love.

As an added bonus, I live in the beautiful city of Halifax, so I've worked with some local artists on illustrations for some of the cards featured here. Depending on what's in stock, you might see a couple names pop up so check the listing to see who's worked on your card or print of choice.
If you have any questions or are looking for a custom order, don't be shy. I'd love to chat it out with you so feel free to start a convo.

*** Wholesale orders are welcome! To inquire email crystalpicard {at} gmail.com ***

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  • Crystal Picard

    Owner, Designer

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Last updated on 12 January, 2017
Thanks for checking out my shop! I am a Freelance Graphic Designer & Digital Marketer based out of Halifax, NS and I am hopelessly in love with coffee, planners and hand-lettering.

If you are looking for an item not listed, like specialized planner stickers, a neat card that you think would be awesome or even wedding invitations - I do accept custom orders and I would be thrilled to work with you! Send me a convo and we can figure it out.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Send items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If there is something wrong with your item or if you received the wrong order, please contact us ASAP & we'll make it right!

We try our best to represent our items to the best of our abilities. Please read the listing details carefully. All sales are final after shipping, however, it is important that every customer is happy with their purchase so please feel free to contact me if there are any issues in receiving your order and we can work something out.
Hello Sweetie Design is happy to accept payment via Paypal, Etsy gift cards and by credit card through Etsy Direct Checkout. Payment is due at time of checkout and items will ship within 1-3 business days after payment has cleared.
Physical items are shipped out 1-3 business days after payment for your order has been received. An email will be sent to confirm shipping.

To keep the cost of shipping for you as low as possible our standard method is LetterPost via Canada Post. Our packages do not include tracking, as LetterPost does not offer this service. If you require faster shipping or a tracking number, please send a convo and we can set up your order as a custom order to make sure your package is shipped out as desired.

Please make sure that your Etsy address is the address you'd like us to ship to. If an incorrect address is provided and the order is returned, a replacement can be sent at the customer's expense. If the error is on our part then we will reship free of charge. It is understood that items do sometimes get lost in the mail, so please contact Hello Sweetie after 3 weeks if you have not received your item & we will work together to find a solution.

Canada Post Standard delivery times:

Delivery within Canada takes 2 - 6 business days
Delivery to the USA takes 4 - 11 business days
Delivery internationally takes 5 - 14 business days

(Please note that Saturdays & Sundays are not postal business days here in Canada.)

We are not responsible for any taxes, duties or fees that your country applies to packages. For more information on these sorts of charges that may be incurred upon delivery, please see the Etsy FAQ https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5023

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Last updated on 12 Jan, 2017
Frequently asked questions
I want to order several items but the shipping seems overpriced?

You could absolutely be right. And if that's the case, you will be refunded for the amount of the shipping not used. Shipping on all items includes the cost of the cardboard mailer that the item is sent out in. When you are ordering a few different items, the shipping price may go up as a safeguard against packages going over the weight restrictions, but if there is an excess after the shipping and envelope cost, I will contact you via Etsy convo and process a refund for the extra shipping paid.

Your lettering on Instagram isn't the same as what's in your shop? Can I get one of your Instagram pieces?

That is correct! It's really important to me that Hello Sweetie remains true to it's crafty origins, so I like to keep everything in the shop lettered by hand. While on Instagram, I share a lot of work that was completed on my iPad in a fraction of the time for fun. If there is something you've seen on my Instagram and you would like to have it on a custom print or sticker, send me a custom order request and I can definitely make that happen for you.

The exception to this would be custom cards. Because I have my cards sent out for printing, I'm unable to offer a single one of a design from my Instagram.

Can I send a card from you to someone directly?

Yes! I get this request a lot because I offer free brush lettering of 5 - 8 words in my cards. So if you are looking to send your card directly to friend or family member, let me know in the "Additional comments" section so I can put the card into it's envelope and address it/leave out the packing slip. Just remember to clearly state the address it's going to instead.