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Elise on Jan 31, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love love love it!!! The seller was prompt with sending me the file. She quickly made the changes I requested and I love everything about the final product!
Hayley on Dec 31, 20205 out of 5 stars
As Mary Poppins once said: "Practically perfect in every way." Thank you so much, Courtney!
Christine mcardle on Dec 6, 20205 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful poem for my niece. The quality is amazing and exactly what I had envisioned. Shipping was incredibly fast, it was packaged well and securely, and the shop owner even included a personalized thank you note! I can’t speak highly enough about this shop!
Chelsea on Nov 30, 20205 out of 5 stars
What an amazing gift to give to someone who lost their dog. Courtney made updates quickly and easily to personalize the print. My neighbor loved it and was touched. Excellent experience and QUICK turnaround!
Jessica on Nov 27, 20205 out of 5 stars
Courtney is always amazing to work with! Amazing customer service and quality, professional work. Love her attention to detail and her warmth, it definitely shows in all of her work!
Hayley on Jul 31, 20205 out of 5 stars
Courtney was wonderful! Very kind and communicative! The product was great too! A lot of love and thought was put into it! I printed Courtney’s poem on card stock at home and bought a white frame to match the example she displayed on her ad!
RacheL on Jul 3, 20205 out of 5 stars
It turned out great and the gift received loved it!
Ted on Jun 23, 20205 out of 5 stars
Such a wonderful seller! I was contacted by them to be sure I understood what came with my order and was shown a preview of my print in case I wanted anything changed. The item arrived packaged well and is beautiful. They even sent me a ''thank you'' card with my order. They were so polite and sweet about the loss of my dog. I can't thank them enough and highly recommend buying from them!
Megan on Jun 7, 20205 out of 5 stars
My coworker is going to cry when she receives this poem! Courtney is one of the nicest and most efficient sellers on Etsy, and patiently answered all of my questions, and sent me the proof for the poem in record time. VERY happy with my unique and heartfelt purchase!!!
Holly on Mar 18, 20205 out of 5 stars
Quick turnaround and exactly as pictured - thank you!
Bringing beauty, encouragement and joy to your life
When I was 8 years old, my mom brought home an acrostic poem from a craft fair. Those words, memorized in my heart, changed the course of my life. It breathed positive affirmations to my little (and now adult) heart. Yes. It still speaks to me and gives me courage!
April 2018, I designed and made my first acrostic poems for my niece and nephew. It was so so so fun. My family was floored and said, "You could sell these." Etsy seemed like a beast I never could tackle. There were so many "what ifs" and "how" and "when" questions. I shrugged it off, having failed before, letting the fear of all the unknowns stop me from living out a dream.
My husband was the one who wouldn't let me stay in my fear. I was 8 months pregnant. He took over all the things that overwhelmed me about Etsy so I could create poems and delve into the "fun" stuff (i.e. creating!). And two weeks before my son was born, Courtney Joy Designs was open. We worked night and day. Had dance parties to John Mayer and Lecrae as he posted listings like crazy and as I worked on all the designy fun stuff. Those late nights will always be such a dear memory!
We screamed in the car as I got my first sale. Bubbling up with joy. I was living my dream. And we will never looked back.
Like all small business owners, we learn along the way. My husband has been my rock. Our family has supported us with spreading the word. Acquaintances have given me all their Etsy knowledge. When you buy from me, you are supporting our little family of three. A teacher and coach. A stay at home mom and creative. And an energetic one-year-old boy who eats more than me and my husband combined.
Courtney Joy Designs exists to bring encouragement to small hearts, young hearts and old hearts alike. I mean it when I say: You matter. You are important. You are valued. Much more than a customer - but as a human.
My dream has always been to bring beauty, encouragement, and joy into people's lives through my artwork. I am so thankful Etsy has given me the space to do this! I've been painting for over 20 years, and can't wait to expand the products I offer!
Local Professional Print Center
My local professional printer ensures the highest quality printing and cutting processing of CourtneyJoyDesign products.
Customs and import taxes
Returns & exchanges
Frequently asked questions
You should be able to download immediately after purchase, however in some cases a few minutes are required to confirm payment (it should not take longer than 10 minutes). Here is a great article on how to download your prints: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949
Custom and personalized orders
A proof will be sent within 24 hours.
What paper to print on
I recommend a high quality cardstock paper with the following characteristics (in order of importance):
- Gloss covered
- Super white (natural white)
- Smooth surface
- Acid and lignin free
How to print the digital files
You can print the files at home using a high quality printer or take them to your local printer lab. Please remember, the quality of the print will only be as good as the printer!
Can I change the font or have you make a different background color?
Both of these options require a custom order. I will not be able to change the font or create a new background within the standard listings. But I am happy to for an additional charge.