MagpieandMax

Party Banners, Maps & More, Customizable!

Portland, Oregon On Etsy since 2011

7,991 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

MagpieandMax

Party Banners, Maps & More, Customizable!

Portland, Oregon | 7,991 Sales

Announcement    updated May 2nd, 2020:
We very much appreciate your continued business during this crazy and scary time!
We're lucky to be in Oregon where there have been comparatively few Covid-19 cases and don't know anyone who has taken ill. We continue to have safe and cautious production practices, here from our quarantined home office.

Please note: Shipping times MAY be affected by city and statewide lockdowns. We haven't noticed much, but if your party date is under 8-9 days away, we recommend purchasing PRIORITY shipping, rather than first class. PROBABLY, first class will get to you within about 5 days, but sometimes there are delays right now. We can't refund your order due to not receiving your order in time for your party, if not enough time was allowed for it to arrive, via your chosen shipping time. ALWAYS leave your need by date in the notes with your order, as we prioritize orders based on this date. We really do appreciate your understanding that once we've shipped your package, we can't control the speed with which it travels. Let us know if you want to upgrade shipping or add insurance. We rarely have had issues with this, but want to be very clear about COVID-related delays so you can plan accordingly. We're here anytime you need to ask questions (we can tell you which areas seems to be slow right now) or change shipping methods! Thanks! :) :) :)

We are continuing to make and ship orders and can customize anything you need. Because our business has fallen off drastically, we have more time to customize orders for you---please ask if you don't see what you're looking for....we can make it for you!

Thank you and we hope you are well! :)

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"Amazing quality and super fast!"---one of our most recent reviews!
Proud to say we've reached 1,200 5 star reviews! :) :) :)

Current Production Times is generally 1-4 days--but please tell us Your NEED BY date at checkout, as we prioritize orders this way. :)

Feel free to contact us anytime with questions. Purchase your banner or garland as shown OR leave custom NOTES for us at checkout for a different font, paper, or end shapes!

Choose the correct shipping (choose priority shipping if need by date is under about 2 weeks away)---and we'll get that made and shipped for you just as quick as possible!

Please select Priority Shipping if your need by date is under two weeks away. We cannot refund your purchase if it doesn't arrive in time with first class. When in doubt, upgrade shipping at checkout to priority. Thank you!

Upgrade to Priority Shipping (called "expedited" shipping in drop down menu at checkout) if your need-by date is under two weeks away from date of purchase. Choose First Class (called "standard shipping") if your need by date is over two weeks away from date of purchase.

First class can take 4-9 days in transit. Priority generally takes 1-4 days in transit. Packages *may* be delivered quicker, but often not during the holidays and you should always leave wiggle room. Assume the upper end of estimates, to avoid disappointment.

Our letters and shapes are cut from custom-designed 67 lb cover weight, archival card stock. Sturdy enough to be used over and over again. Hanging instructions included.
Banners and garlands come already strung for you.

Contact us if you have a rush. We can often prioritize orders, but do please let us know in the NOTES box at checkout.

Please check out our return policies. Custom items are non-returnable. Items eligible for return must be sent back quickly, unused---after contacting us first. Thanks so much!

Thanks for visiting and buying handmade! :) :) :)
Magpie & Max

Announcement

Last updated on May 10, 2020

updated May 2nd, 2020:
We very much appreciate your continued business during this crazy and scary time!
We're lucky to be in Oregon where there have been comparatively few Covid-19 cases and don't know anyone who has taken ill. We continue to have safe and cautious production practices, here from our quarantined home office.

Please note: Shipping times MAY be affected by city and statewide lockdowns. We haven't noticed much, but if your party date is under 8-9 days away, we recommend purchasing PRIORITY shipping, rather than first class. PROBABLY, first class will get to you within about 5 days, but sometimes there are delays right now. We can't refund your order due to not receiving your order in time for your party, if not enough time was allowed for it to arrive, via your chosen shipping time. ALWAYS leave your need by date in the notes with your order, as we prioritize orders based on this date. We really do appreciate your understanding that once we've shipped your package, we can't control the speed with which it travels. Let us know if you want to upgrade shipping or add insurance. We rarely have had issues with this, but want to be very clear about COVID-related delays so you can plan accordingly. We're here anytime you need to ask questions (we can tell you which areas seems to be slow right now) or change shipping methods! Thanks! :) :) :)

We are continuing to make and ship orders and can customize anything you need. Because our business has fallen off drastically, we have more time to customize orders for you---please ask if you don't see what you're looking for....we can make it for you!

Thank you and we hope you are well! :)

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

"Amazing quality and super fast!"---one of our most recent reviews!
Proud to say we've reached 1,200 5 star reviews! :) :) :)

Current Production Times is generally 1-4 days--but please tell us Your NEED BY date at checkout, as we prioritize orders this way. :)

Feel free to contact us anytime with questions. Purchase your banner or garland as shown OR leave custom NOTES for us at checkout for a different font, paper, or end shapes!

Choose the correct shipping (choose priority shipping if need by date is under about 2 weeks away)---and we'll get that made and shipped for you just as quick as possible!

Please select Priority Shipping if your need by date is under two weeks away. We cannot refund your purchase if it doesn't arrive in time with first class. When in doubt, upgrade shipping at checkout to priority. Thank you!

Upgrade to Priority Shipping (called "expedited" shipping in drop down menu at checkout) if your need-by date is under two weeks away from date of purchase. Choose First Class (called "standard shipping") if your need by date is over two weeks away from date of purchase.

First class can take 4-9 days in transit. Priority generally takes 1-4 days in transit. Packages *may* be delivered quicker, but often not during the holidays and you should always leave wiggle room. Assume the upper end of estimates, to avoid disappointment.

Our letters and shapes are cut from custom-designed 67 lb cover weight, archival card stock. Sturdy enough to be used over and over again. Hanging instructions included.
Banners and garlands come already strung for you.

Contact us if you have a rush. We can often prioritize orders, but do please let us know in the NOTES box at checkout.

Please check out our return policies. Custom items are non-returnable. Items eligible for return must be sent back quickly, unused---after contacting us first. Thanks so much!

Thanks for visiting and buying handmade! :) :) :)
Magpie & Max

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About MagpieandMax

Sales 7,991
On Etsy since 2011

Custom travel theme banners, vintage paper banners, and coordinating party decor!

At Magpie and Max, you'll find beautiful and totally unique vintage-inspired decor for your special event. We can create what you need, customize in many ways, and have been doing just that since 2011. Check out our stellar feedback, and KNOW you can trust us to get you what you need, when you need it, always with a quick reply to convos!

Beautiful vintage maps and papers, digitally enhanced and edited, printed onto 67 lb cover weight card stock (archival quality), and made into customized banners and other items for your travel themed party, welcome to the world baby shower, destination wedding, home decor map theme, and so on and so forth. Our banners can go from party to decor with style!

Barb and Morgan-----
Magpie&Max

Shop members

  • Babs

    Owner, Photographer, Designer

    Maker, mom, Etsy entrepreneur, map queen

  • Kiddos

    Assistant

    Three awesome helpers, possessing mad skillz!

  • Moe

    Creator, Shipper, Marketer

    Maker of all things map, killer seaweed-beard-haver

Shop policies

Last updated on June 28, 2019
MAGPIE AND MAX! VINTAGE, REIMAGINED!

Our banners are created from 67 lb cover weight cardstock. Quality, thick cardstock, beautiful custom curated vintage images on the front, white on the back. They are designed for INDOOR use, although in a non-windy, dry outdoor setting, they sure do hold up fine! We have used them for outdoor parties and they handled great.

They will last for years in dry storage----birthday banners with names attached are great for re-using as child's bedroom decor! We send instructions about how to hang your banner and move letters around on the twine for perfect placement.

Customized banners cannot be returned, but if we mess something up, don't hesitate to let us know right away so we can get that fixed for you! We respond quickly to convos.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
We want our customers to be happy! That is our main goal---party decorations should put a smile on your face.

Most refunds or shop credits will be handled on a case by case basis, in the interest of fairness.

We cannot give refunds for customized orders OR if you selected the wrong shipping method and your package didn't arrive in time OR for items that went missing from your front porch, if tracking shows the package was delivered to the address you gave us. (check to make sure that address is correct!)

Customer pays for return shipping if you changed your mind about something, but only non custom items can be returned.

If we messed up, let us know quickly---we'll ship you out a replacement. Very occasionally, we'll get a misspelling in there---oops!---but we'll fix it for you quick if that happens. Contact us right away.

If we messed something up or if something was damaged by the postal carrier (rarely happens) please take a quick photo and send to us when you contact us.

A photo of the item is required for returns on damaged items. Again, this is super rare. We package items well for delivery and put "do not bend" all over the package.

Contact us within 3 days of receiving the item if you have a concern or complaint.

Returning an item (after contacting us) must happen within 7 days of receipt. This is standard for custom items and party supplies, to eliminate the possibility of the "use it and return it" crowd. Thanks for understanding. It has become somewhat common in the buying online age, unfortunately.

Contact us within an hour to cancel an order. We often get started on new orders right away. If we've already made a custom order, we can't cancel and refund. Thanks for your understanding. All items are made to order! We offer that service, of infinite customizations, that you can't get from party banners at big box stores. As such, we have to have a few restrictions. :)

Convo us anytime with questions! We love our customers. :)
Payment
We accept Paypal and Visa/Credit Cards, via Etsy's super-safe Shop Payment checkout method. JUST FYI---Individual shops never even see your Visa number---Etsy approves it and we receive payment.
Shipping
Please select PRIORITY shipping at checkout if your need by date is LESS THAN two weeks away. We need a few days to make your order and then shipping via priority takes 2-4 days on average. No delivery on Sundays or Holidays.

If your need by date is MORE THAN two weeks away, feel free to select FIRST CLASS mail, which takes 4-9 days to arrive on average.

Shipping times vary a bit during the holidays.
We package items well for safe delivery.
Be sure to check that you've entered your current, correct shipping address.
Additional policies and FAQs
All designs shown belong to Magpie and Max---thanks for not copying our designs or reproducing any of our photographs in your own shop.
We'd love to send you coupon codes for future purchases, and let you know about sales and new products. If you prefer we not do that, no problem!

More information

Last updated on Mar 27, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Let us know your wording, font, paper, end shapes, and twine choices. We'll make your banner to your specifications. Add a name, too! Each listing includes photos to help make those decisions and there will be a box at checkout for you to write those things in.

Wholesale availability

Contact me at barbaraemrich@g****.com for an informational sheet about wholesale orders.

Sizing details

Letters and shapes for banners are around 5 inches tall.
Length of banner will vary, depending on wording, but will be around 4-6 feet. You can hang them straight across, taut, or looser, with a dip. Letters and shapes can easily be moved around on the twine after you've got it hung up, for perfect placement.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Your banner will come PRE STRUNG, wrapped around cardboard, with instructions for hanging. Pretty straightforward instructions, and very easy to unwrap and hang. You can re-wind them back up and place them back in the poly sleeve they came in, to save for future use! They will last many years with gentle handling and kept away from moisture.

SHIPPING OPTIONS

If your need by date is under two weeks away from date of purchase, please purchase PRIORITY SHIPPING. If your need by date is over two weeks away from date of purchase, you can purchase FIRST CLASS SHIPPING.
You will be prompted to choose your need by date using a drop down menu at checkout---pick the date you'd like to have the item in-hand, and not the exact date of your party, to give yourself a little wiggle room. We use these dates to prioritize orders for production.