Turn That Frown Upsidedown
Shortly after my son was born he developed severe colic, he cried every second of the day for months. I tried and tried to take pictures of him for his birth announcement but he was screaming in every picture, so I decided to embrace it, highlight it and make a joke out of it. People were still talking about that birth announcement for years after!
When it came time to celebrate his first birthday I wanted to find an invitation that would include his picture (for my own keepsake) but that also showcased his funny personality and interests that year. That proved to be a difficult task. There were a lot of stylish but serious options or lame babyish alternatives, neither fit our quirky family. So I decided to make my own and have been doing so ever since.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Mara Penny is a charming girl who enjoys making sweet, funny and sometimes odd things. She also loves hot chocolate. And kisses. Find out more here: https://mara-penny.squarespace.com
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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
It is not necessary to have a Paypal account, you can pay VIA Paypal using a credit or debit card.
Refunds and Exchanges
Change order requests after the proof has been sent are $5 a piece.
Change orders are revisions requested after the first proof has gone out (swapping photos out, changing the wording, etc.).
Any mistakes made on our end will be fixed at no charge.
Additional policies and FAQs
For a quick visual guide, visit my blog post before choosing your pictures to create a perfect card: www.wp.me/p1yK1W-4Y
First we need a clear, well-lit, high-resolution photo (a minimum resolution of 1100 x 800 pixels is strongly recommended). Bigger is always better. There cannot be anything obstructing the sweet little face we will be using to create your card. Want to know how to take a dazzling photo? Just follow these simple steps:
1. Put on a shirt with a simple neckline, no turtlenecks, scarves or collared shirts.
2. Move to a well-lit room.
3. Stand 4-6 feet away, at eye level, from your beloved.
4. Say “CHEESE!”
5. Snap several pictures.
6. If you’re taking a profile shot for a silhouette, follow steps 1-3. Only this time have your darling turn to the side.
7. Your dearest should have a natural expression, mouth closed, chin-up, eyes looking straight ahead. An open mouth makes for a not so cute silhouette. Also, an opened mouth cannot be closed during the silhouette process. So zip it!
8. Long hair (past the shoulders) should be pulled back, exposing the neck. Ponytails, pigtails, braids or bun all look good. Be sure to include their head and shoulders.
9. Snap several pictures. If you’re unsure which one to use, send several and we’ll choose together! If you’re ordering a multiple subject card, take individual pictures of each person, be sure their full names are included with each photo clearly labeled.
We can only use a photo you own the copyright to or have permission to use. By submitting any photo to us you indemnify Little & the Girl against any claim regarding the unauthorized use of another person's image.
Little & the Girl maintain copyright of all our designs. The digital file we provide is only for personal use and not to be used in any other application.