YearOfTheBloom

Custom Portraits & Paper Goodies

Boston, Massachusetts On Etsy since 2013

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YearOfTheBloom

Custom Portraits & Paper Goodies

Boston, Massachusetts | 562 Sales

Announcement    Currently accepting pre-orders to be shipped early 2021. <3
Thanks for stopping by! This shop specializes in made-to-order custom portraits and paper goodies.
Shop gift cards are available and are perfect for last minute gift ideas! Thanks for your patience. Each portrait is made to order and is hand made with love!
Check out my instagram @yearofthebloom to see some handmade paper goodies!

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 15, 2020

Currently accepting pre-orders to be shipped early 2021. <3
Thanks for stopping by! This shop specializes in made-to-order custom portraits and paper goodies.
Shop gift cards are available and are perfect for last minute gift ideas! Thanks for your patience. Each portrait is made to order and is hand made with love!
Check out my instagram @yearofthebloom to see some handmade paper goodies!

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Mary Bloom

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Mary Bloom

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About YearOfTheBloom

Sales 562
On Etsy since 2013

Home of custom portraits and paper goodies

Hello! My name is Mary and I create unique custom portrait! My shop, Year of the Bloom, was founded in 2011 when I was brainstorming ideas for a handmade Christmas gift. I wanted to impress my then new boyfriend by creating something totally original and special. Just for him. This is when the idea for my custom portraits came to life.

I have always been inspired by stationery designers and what magical products they can make out of PAPER. I knew that I wanted to use this material to make handcrafted gifts for special occasions. My portraits are digitally designed on the computer and then printed, hand cut and assembled in shadow boxes with a three dimensional effect. I love adding elements that make your portraits unique- intricate wedding attire, several layers of clothing, and tattoos.

I craft my blooms out of my home studio in south shore Massachusetts. When I'm not creating portraits, you can find me at the beach, taking care of my houseplants, practicing yoga, spending time with my boyfriend John, or watching a cheesy movie or tv show!

Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to reach out via Etsy conversation or email me at yearofthebloom [!at] gmail.com if you have any questions or just want to say "hi!" You can also follow me on instagram @yearofthebloom to see some paper goodies!

Shop members

  • Mary Bloom

    Owner, Creator, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on July 20, 2016
Hello there! By purchasing a listing you agree to my shop policies. Please read carefully and feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All sales are final 2 weeks before the scheduled date. If you wish to cancel your order you may do so up to 2 weeks prior to your scheduled ship date. I package items with great care and trust that USPS will get you your package safely. If there are any issues with your shipment please email me yearofthebloom [!at] gmail.com
Payment
I accept Paypal, credit cards via direct checkout, and Etsy gift cards. If you receive a Year of the Bloom gift card please do not purchase a listing. To redeem please email yearofthebloom [!at] gmail.com with the subject as "GIFT CARD" followed by your redeem code located on the front of your gift card.

All orders must be paid 2 weeks prior to your scheduled ship date.
All sales are final after I begin manufacturing. If you wish to cancel your order you may do so up to 2 weeks prior to your scheduled ship date.
Shipping
I process orders in the order they are received. Since every listing is 100% custom and made-to-order I tend to have a 1-3 month waitlist. Once an order has been placed, I have all the details I need and payment had been received you will be added to my waitlist. I will contact you with approximate date in which you will receive a digital sketched proof. Small adjustments may be made at this time. After approval, your order will be fabricated and shipped within 3-5 business days.

*Please note that if you do not reply about your sketched proof within 2 weeks I will ship as is (with hopes that you approve and love it!) Any revisions after this point will incur an additional cost.*

International customers may be subject to customs fees. These fees are not included in the shipping price of your order and must be paid upon delivery. Any package that is returned to sender because the customs fees were not paid will not receive reimbursement. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Additional policies and FAQs
Contact me via Etsy conversation or yearofthebloom [!at] gmail.com with any questions! Questions will be answered within 1-3 business days.

• All of my portraits are handmade with love, and capture an illustrated likeness not a realistic representation. Colors represented in your sketched proof may appear slightly different printed out. I'm very proud of my paper portraits and like to share them via instagram, blog and etsy. If you would not like me to share photos of your custom portrait please let me know. If you have any questions feel free to contact me here or email me at yearofthebloom [!at] gmail.com

I LOVE to see customer photos! Please share your portraits with me on Instagram! Tag me @yearofthebloom or visit to see other portraits!

TERMS OF USE FOR DIGITAL PORTRAITS / SKETCHES
Digital portraits are sent so you can print and frame at home for personal use only. Please give credit to Yearofthebloom if you post your digital file on social media. Purchasing this listing does not mean you own the rights to the illustration thus you cannot use any file to reproduce or use it for greeting cards, custom logos, or for commercial use. If you would like a greeting card or logo design made please contact me.

More information

Last updated on Jul 20, 2016
Frequently asked questions
What is the turn around time for a custom portrait?

Portraits are processed in the order they are received. Since every listing is 100% custom and made-to-order I tend to have a 1-3 month waitlist. Once an order has been placed, I have all the details I need and payment had been received you will be added to my waitlist. I will contact you with approximate date in which you will receive a digital sketched proof. Small adjustments may be made at this time. After approval, your order will be fabricated and shipped within 3-5 business days.

What is the return policy?

Due to the custom nature of my products I am unable to accept returns once a portrait has been illustrated (2 weeks prior to scheduled ship date.) If you wish to cancel your order you may do so up to 2 weeks prior to your scheduled ship date. I package items with great care and trust that USPS will get you your package safely. If there are any issues with your shipment please contact me at yearofthebloom@gmail.com. Items arrived damaged will be replaced.