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InsteadOfAshes is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Instead of Ashes is on vacation for a few weeks! The shop will reopen in April 2023. Check out our instagram for more info: @insteadofashes

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 22, 2023

Instead of Ashes is on vacation for a few weeks! The shop will reopen in April 2023. Check out our instagram for more info: @insteadofashes

Lauren Taylor

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Lauren Taylor


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About InsteadOfAshes

Sales 5,278
On Etsy since 2013

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Instead of Ashes | Beauty + Paper

Shop members

  • Lauren Taylor

    Owner, Designer

    Hi! My name is Lauren Taylor. I dream up, create, and produce everything for Instead of Ashes. I absolutely love the entire process of making beautiful papergoods for you!

Production partners

  • Professional Printing Partner

    Pelham, AL

    A family run wholesale professional printing company. We partner with them to print all of our paper goods.

Shop policies

Last updated on Apr 25, 2022


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Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 2 days of purchase

More information

Last updated on Jul 21, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

Sizing details can be found under each individual listing.

All cards are A2: 4.25" x 5.5"

All prints are 8" x 10" (a standard frame size)

All postcards are 4" x 6"

Wholesale availability

The Instead of Ashes wholesale collection includes Prints, Greeting Cards, Bookmark Sets, and Postcards. For more information, send an email to Lauren at, or find us on Faire:

Shipping Address

All orders are shipped to the address exactly as the buyer types it.
We do our best to accommodate any changes requested by buyer after purchase, but we cannot guarantee the ability to change your shipping address, as it may be processed quickly after your purchase. We unfortunately cannot refund orders in this case.

Order Returned To Sender

If an order is deemed not deliverable by USPS and is returned to Instead of Ashes, the customer will be sent a message via Etsy convo, asking if they would like to have the order resent or cancelled. If the buyer does not respond within 5 business days, the order will be cancelled, and the buyer will be refunded the price of the order, minus the cost of the shipping label. If the buyer would like the item sent to them again either at the same shipping address or a new shipping address, the customer is responsible for paying for a new shipping label.

Order Tracking

All orders come with a USPS tracking number. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a full business day for an order to be scanned in the tracking process. Don't worry, if your order status stays at "Label created, not yet in system" for a while, just be check back again in a bit, it really is on its way! You can also sign up for tracking updates via phone and text on the USPS website.

Shipping Info and Issues

Standard Shipping for all orders is USPS First Class Mail.

All orders have tracking numbers.

You can upgrade to USPS Priority Mail at checkout.

If you have a shipping issue (including issues where package is marked as delivered, but you do not see it, a USPS notice has been left, delivery status has not been updated, etc), please check the USPS official info here:

Orders cannot be refunded for being lost in transit before the estimated delivery date.

IOA ships orders ASAP, but once orders are shipped, they are in the control of the USPS, and issues can only be resolved by USPS.

If you need to file a claim with USPS, you can do so here: