ASL Photo Art & Handmade Cards & Gifts

Kingston, Rhode Island | 1180 Sales


ASL Photo Art & Handmade Cards & Gifts

Kingston, Rhode Island 1180 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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


Last updated on Apr 20, 2018

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

Carolyn and Emily Maxwell

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Carolyn and Emily Maxwell

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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-six 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 new challenges and share the LOVE with family and friends.

  • Carolyn Maxwell

    Owner, Photographer, Designer

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

Production partners

  • Graphic Perspective

    Wakefield, RI

    Love Letters by Emily has chosen Graphic Perspective - a local company that provides support to people with disabilities and assists in the personal development of those with special needs - as our production partner for our DTG tee shirts.

  • 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!

  • The 401 Studio

    Wakefield, RI

    Love Letters by Emily has partnered with The 401 Studio in Wakefield, RI ~ to bring our signature ASL LOVE print screen printed on Next Level cotton tees ~ from area code 401 to YOU!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 20, 2018
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

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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 First Class Mail with Tracking. Please email for rates if you require special shipping ~ a listing for expedited shipping is also available as an add-on for faster delivery. Shipping rates for framed products will also include insurance.

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.