SongOfJoyCards' Shop Announcement

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by Song of Joy Cards!

All of our cards are handmade, feature only our own original photography mounted on fine quality Strathmore textured cards.

Each card is available with or without a printed greeting, inside and out. The photos and greetings you see here may be switched around to meet your individual needs.

We also offer beautifully framed or matted enlargements of some of our prints. These can also be customized with Scripture or other text.

We hope you will stop by often and see our new arrivals. With many websites offering free e-cards, the traditional greeting card may seem to some to be a dying breed. But sometimes you need something extra special for someone extra special. We want to be the ones you turn to, helping you give the surprise that has delighted generations past. Nothing says, "I care", quite like a stunning picture and hand-picked greeting.

Check our policy section for further details about our products, and we look forward to serving you!

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SongOfJoyCards' Shop Policies


Hi, my name is Carol... and my mother chose it because it meant "Song of Joy". I'm so thankful for that heritage, and I give thanks to God for the many 'songs' of joy with which He has so generously blessed my life!

The photos in our collections are all original--taken by me or my husband--and reflect our endless delight in the beauty that surrounds us. We hope they will provide for you the continual feast they do for us!

It all started with Mr. Lincoln--the fabulous red rose that lives in our backyard, and is our mascot for this site. One day, an incredibly perfect bloom was bejeweled with raindrops, and begging to have his picture taken. My 24-year-old Pentax K-1000 did its usual superb job... and I was hooked! A couple years ago, a digital Canon Powershot A710 IS was added to the camera bag, and we are exploring many new horizons together.

We would love to share with you the wonders that ceaselessly amaze us, and help you pass the joy along! We began with blank 5x7 notecards, and then added a 3x5 'thank you' size. We now offer greeting cards for all occasions, featuring the original designs on the outside (with or without greeting text), and blessings inserted inside.

Collections may be customized for all-occasion, or birthday... or whatever you like! Six-card collections are the norm, but Gift Sets containing 6-5x7, and 6 matching 3x5 cards are also available, blank or with greeting inserts. These are truly gifts that keep on giving!


We accept major credit cards and payments through PayPal. It is not necessary for you to have your own PayPal account, but you may use their site to make payments.

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As residents of Oregon, USA, we do not charge sales tax.


We ship, in the US, within 3-5 business days of payment receipt, by First Class or Priority Mail. If you need something more quickly, just contact us through Etsy Conversation ("convo") for upgrade or drop-ship options. We are willing to ship internationally... please convo us to arrange that.

Refunds and Exchanges

Song of Joy Cards are guaranteed for customer satisfaction, and workmanship. If any item fails to meet your expectations, we will make it right. The item must be shipped back at the customer's expense, and will be exchanged or refunded, minus the original shipping charge. Please convo us to make return arrangements.

Additional Policies and FAQs

At Song of Joy Cards, we welcome custom orders. Any of our products can be tailored to fit your need or preference. We usually use white cards, but ivory is also available. The Collections listed are our choice, but you are free to mix and match, as you desire. Convo us to discuss your particular situation, and we will do whatever we can to accommodate you.

Many of our prints may be enlarged depending on the original photo. Text on any photo may be changed to suit you.

Last Updated March 12, 2011