DesignsByFrancesMD

Designs by Frances Handpainted Ornaments

Annapolis, Maryland 760 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (129)

DesignsByFrancesMD

Designs by Frances Handpainted Ornaments

Annapolis, Maryland | 760 Sales

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Announcement    Designs by Frances is your place for officially licensed Greek ornaments and custom ornaments for decoration all year round! All ornaments are hand painted, signed, and dated.

Maryland residents, please read my Policies regarding sales tax.

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Last updated on May 2, 2019

Designs by Frances is your place for officially licensed Greek ornaments and custom ornaments for decoration all year round! All ornaments are hand painted, signed, and dated.

Maryland residents, please read my Policies regarding sales tax.

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About DesignsByFrancesMD

Sales 760
On Etsy since 2009

From Family Tradition Springs a Business

When I was a toddler my parents left crayons and pencils lying around. I started teaching myself to draw. I’ve been drawing ever since. When I was in grad school and too broke to buy Christmas gifts, my mom bought clear glass ornaments and suggested that I paint unique ornaments for the family. A family tradition was born.

One year, I gave my brother an ornament commemorating his fraternity, and he suggested that I start a business. Then my dad suggested an online business. It took all of them pushing me, but I finally gave it a shot. I got licensing for several sororities, and Designs by Frances was born.

I still love painting ornaments. Thank you for making my family tradition part of yours.

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  • Frances

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a self-taught artist based in Annapolis, Maryland. I've been drawing since I was a toddler, and I've been painting ornaments for more than 15 years.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 7, 2018
Thank you for reading my policies. I have been handpainting ornaments for almost 15 years and look forward to adding one to your decor! Although some ornaments are simply my artistic expressions, I got started by creating ornaments tailored toward family members' personalities, so I welcome custom orders.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 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)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Items can be returned for refund or exchange within 7 days of receipt of purchase. I'm sorry I cannot provide refunds or exchanges for custom orders or customized/personalized items.

Knock on wood, I have never had an ornament arrive broken. However, if your ornament is damaged upon arrival, please contact me immediately. I will create a replacement and ship it to you at no additional charge.
Payment
Credit cards/Etsy Direct Checkout, Etsy Gift Cards, and PayPal are accepted.

Maryland residents: a 6% sales tax will be added to your order. Sales tax will be added for customers in other states if their states collect tax on internet sales.
Shipping
I charge a little more for my shipping because I pack the ornaments well enough to withstand a carrier's worse day. That extra packing adds a little more weight.

All items are shipped via U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail. Allow up to 5 days for delivery. Rush delivery is available through UPS (additional charges will apply). Please contact me if you need rush delivery.

For custom orders, please allow 5 days for initial sketches and 5 days for the ornament to be produced.

Most of the Greek ornaments are made to order. Please allow up to 5 days extra for creation and delivery of the ornament.

Production/customization/shipping time begins from the time payment is received.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome custom orders. I am also open to bulk orders--convo me and we can discuss.

Fraternity/sorority ornaments are made to order and usually take about three to five days from the time payment is received. I will notify you if your order will take longer. Other ornaments are one of a kind, but if you want multiples of a particular design, contact me.

At present I am a licensed vendor for the following fraternities and sororities:

Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Gamma Delta
Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Phi
Chi Omega
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Gamma
Delta Tau Delta
Delta Zeta
Gamma Phi Beta
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Delta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Kappa Kappa Psi
Omega Phi Alpha
Phi Delta Theta
Phi Mu
Pi Beta Phi
Sigma Lambda Gamma
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Tau Beta Sigma
Zeta Tau Alpha

I accept custom design requests (for example, if you want a personalized ornament for your daughter who is a member of Alpha Delta Pi). However, to avoid copyright infringement, I am unable to accommodate custom requests for organizations other than the ones on this list. In addition, I do not paint fraternity or sorority crests.

I add new organizations, based on demand, at the time of license renewal (around mid-summer).