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Announcement    WELCOME to Love Letters by Emily ~ offering unique prints, cards and tees - LOVE in American Sign Language.
HAPPY to design custom orders especially for you!


Last updated on Nov 4, 2020

WELCOME to Love Letters by Emily ~ offering unique prints, cards and tees - LOVE in American Sign Language.
HAPPY to design custom orders especially for you!


Emily and Carolyn Maxwell

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Emily and Carolyn Maxwell


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About LoveLettersbyEmily

Sales 2,064
On Etsy since 2012

Welcome to Love Letters by Emily - for unique prints and notecards, ASL gifts and custom orders fingerspelled in American Sign Language.

Inspired by Emily's Teacher of the Deaf - who photographed her hand fingerspelling LOVE in American Sign Language letters and made the sweetest Valentine's gift for us ~ from there, one idea led to another...and another...and our Etsy shop was born!

Twenty-eight years ago ~ following open heart surgery when she was just 8 weeks old, we began an amazing journey with our special needs daughter, Emily ~ and have learned to express our love in many ways - most often without saying a word.

At the age of 18 months, when we first learned of Emily's hearing loss, teachers and staff at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf quickly became our teachers and mentors ~ and helped us learn our ABC's and so much more! As developmental delays and other medical issues were revealed, it's been a challenge to provide communication & education. A recent diagnosis of CHARGE Syndrome brings a new perspective to the future.

Once her formal school education ended, we created Love Letters by Emily to provide a means for her to continue to learn and grow, and share her best talents!

Love Letters by Emily enables Emily to share her knowledge through our designs, our Facebook page, and YouTube videos. With digital photography, computer technology and social networking ~ she is able to communicate and teach others sign language as well.

Sending heartfelt thanks to YOU ~ for choosing to celebrate special occasions with Love Letters by Emily!

Shop members

  • Emily Maxwell

    ASL Signer, Owner

    Emily is the inspiration and natural signer for Love Letters by Emily ... working each day to meet the challenges of Charge Syndrome and sharing the LOVE with family and friends.

  • Carolyn Maxwell

    Owner, Photographer, Designer

    Love Letters by Emily was created to share the talents of our special needs daughter, Emily, and to provide a lifestyle that allows her to continue to grow and learn ~ and share the LOVE in ASL with you!

Production partners

  • 401 Studio

    Wakefield, RI

    Silkscreen printed

  • New Age Masks

    Narragansett, RI

    New Age Masks offers a variety of innovative mask designs. They have sourced production partners and given us the opportunity to collaborate on this project.

  • Pittsburgh Shirt Company

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Happy to have our friends at Pittsburgh Shirt Company sharing the LOVE - with their outstanding Direct To Garment printing for us!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 25, 2021
Welcome to ♥ Love Letters by Emily ♥ offering a unique selection of digital art photography and note cards featuring ASL Sign Language Letters.

Always happy to create custom prints and cards with your own words, names and special messages for you and the ones you love ♥

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If your order does not meet your expectations, please contact by email for return and refund details. Items returned must be received in original condition. Full price plus original shipping will be refunded - return shipping is buyer's responsibility.

* TEE Shirts are non-returnable. ALL SALES FINAL.
Please be sure of the sizing when you place your order.
Credit cards through Etsy Direct Checkout and Paypal payments including the option of submitting e-check bank debits are accepted.
We prefer to ship via USPS.

Most of our art photography will be offered in our shop in an unframed format ~ allowing you the option of choosing your own style frame - and eliminating more costly shipping and insurance fees.

All items are packaged and shipped with care - either boxed or weather-protected within a photo arrive in perfect condition.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please allow 5 - 7 days production time for custom orders. A proof will be sent via email for your approval prior to printing. Watermarks shown in shop listings will not appear on your photographs.