homemade cards with a dash of something else

Hamtramck, Michigan · 42 Sales


homemade cards with a dash of something else

Hamtramck, Michigan 42 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Anonymous on Aug 4, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely, courteous seller. Thanks for the fantastic cards!

Anonymous on Mar 6, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Sometimes you have to go beyond Hallmark. Great card!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 6, 2011
Thanks again for visiting R’eal Life Empire! I sincerely appreciate your interest. I hope you’ve found some things that have made you laugh or simply enjoyed.

Below are all my shop policies regarding shipping times, insurance, tracking, returns, and worst case scenarios.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

WHOLESALE: Have a store and want to bring R’eal Life to the masses? Rad! Contact me. I’ve got a deal I think you’ll like.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
I accept Paypal. I’ve found it’s the easiest and safest for both of us.
If purchasing from Michigan I have to add 6% sales tax. Everywhere else- nope.
I ship with Us Postal Service. Orders will be shipped within 3 business days of purchase (Reason: I work in the film industry usually 9-11 hour days full time.) I love the post office because P.O. Box addresses are welcome!

TRACKING: I generally do not ship with tracking, as Canada Post charges substantially more for this. If you do require tracking though, please notify me before hand and I can calculate what the shipping will be. For larger orders, it may not be that much more.

Shipping times vary when mailing outside of the States, due to customs etc, so I cannot guarantee shipping times. Most items take anywhere from 9-15 business days to other countries, and on occasion a bit longer.
International Orders can take anywhere from one week to 6. (rarely six, but it isn't unheard of)

If you need guaranteed shipping time for a certain item, (that birthday card) contact me before hand and I can find a shipping method that is faster, and give you an estimate.

INSURANCE: Shipping with insurance can get expensive. If you would like it I’m happy to provide it. Please convo me at the time of ordering to add it, I can also give you a quote before adding it.

To My International Friends:

I do not collect any customs when sending our packages. Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations. I have no way of calculating how much these fees would be, should they occur, and The Mayberry Sparrow is not responsible for those charges. Returns will not be accepted due to customs fees.
I cannot lie on customs forms, and mark it as a gift when it is not. This is illegal.
The value declared on your package will be what you paid for the item. (less shipping)
Refunds and Exchanges
Items are reviewed on an individual basis, and may be exchanged for store credit.
An exception would be a damaged item which will also be dealt with on an individual basis potentially resulting in a refund or replacement.

DAMAGED ITEMS- If an item does arrive damaged, please contact me with a photo of the damaged item and the mailer. If in an unfortunate event there is a pattern of damaged packages to a particular address I will sadly have to stop shipping there permanently. Let’s face it our mail service is fantastic but there are variables that can hinder it.

I don't accept returns for orders that took longer than expected to arrive. Shipping times are estimated, but not guaranteed.

LOST ITEMS- PLEASE purchase delivery confirmation. It’s $2.80 and might be less on big orders, convo me at the time of the order and I’ll add it. That way you can track it and we can see where things went awry. I will only replace lost items that were shipped with delivery confirmation that do not show an arrival to the recipient.

EATEN BY A GIANT SQUID or OTHER MONSTEROUS BEAST- Wow, hope you got through it unscathed friend. If you were able to snap a photo or video send it to me and receive a fee gift for your ordeal.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale enquiries welcome!