Custom Designs & Stationery

Fredericton, Canada

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DactylLife is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Until Further Notice - Dactyl Life is taking a vacation!

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Until Further Notice - Dactyl Life is taking a vacation!

Tara Hammond

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Tara Hammond


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About DactylLife

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On Etsy since 2014

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Making Snail Mail Fun!

Dactyl Life is inspired by my love for writing letters and making mail art. After 10 years of making collaged envelopes and stationery by hand, I wanted to find a way to share my designs and inspire others to send snail mail, so I switched to digital collages.

I design, produce and sell envelopes and stationery. All designs are custom made with paper scraps, illustrations, maps, doilies, etc. that I have collected over the years and scanned into my computer.

Looking for a personalized design? I will work with you to create envelopes and stationery that fit your chosen theme, and send you as many as you need.

Let's make sending mail fun!

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  • Tara Hammond

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I am a 28 year-old mail enthusiast and postal modernist pterodactyl. I'm a bit weird, my favorite color is purple and I love Dr Pepper.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Thank you for visiting my shop! Dactyl Life is inspired by my love for letter writing and mail art. I collage all my envelopes and stationery in Photoshop using paper bits, images, and other ephemera that I have collected.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or just to say hi! My email is dactyllife [!at] gmail.com

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I'd love to work with you if you would like to return or exchange an item. Please contact me within 7 days after receiving the item to discuss your options. Any returns will be refunded minus the shipping cost.
All major credit/debit cards and Etsy gift cards are accepted. Check and money orders are accepted, and your items will ship after payment is received.
One flat shipping charge for your entire order on all writing sheets, envelopes, and stationery sets!
United States - $4.75
Canada - $9.50
Everywhere Else - $13.50

Domestic and International orders will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail within 1-2 business days after payment is received. I will let you know once the order is shipped and provide you with any applicable tracking or delivery confirmation number.

Dactyl Life is not responsible for any customs fees or charges with International orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to take custom orders! Let me know if you have a specific theme or just want to add a personalized touch to a specific item.

I welcome wholesale and consignment offers.

Feel free to contact me through Etsy or my email, dactyllife [!at] gmail.com