Melissa's Artistic Gifts and Gallery

Bristow, Oklahoma

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Note from shop owner Greetings!

Thank you for visiting our shop.
Due to the stress of teaching 3rd grade, I am going to have to put my shop on vacation until a later date.
If you have any questions please contact me at the following email address or give me a call:

Melissa Jan Hays, Owner/Artist
melissajanhays [!at]

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 9, 2020


Thank you for visiting our shop.
Due to the stress of teaching 3rd grade, I am going to have to put my shop on vacation until a later date.
If you have any questions please contact me at the following email address or give me a call:

Melissa Jan Hays, Owner/Artist
melissajanhays [!at]

Melissa Jan Hays

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About fourch

Sales 378
On Etsy since 2010

"...names are poetry in the raw"

"...names are poetry in the raw"
W.H. Auden

I am married to my biggest fan, my college sweetheart.
We met in 1976 while attending Wayland Baptist Univeristy, Plainview, Texas.
We have been blessed with four beautiful and gifted children with names beginning with "CH". Thus: "fourch".
Cherish and
I have taught school for several years.
I currently teach third grade.
One of my greatest honors while teaching was to be named "Teacher of the Year".

I was born in North Carolina yet adopted at the age of 3 and raised in the great state of TeXaS.
My husband and I own a home on Route 66 in OKLAhoma, USA.

A dear friend of our family (an artist as well) gave my son a beautiful and creative watercolor painting of his name "Chance" as a gift when he was born.
I was inspired to try this myself.
I found watercolors were easy to get out and put away.
When our son was a toddler and I was a struggling stay at home mom, I would spread large rolls of newsprint on a glass top table and hand him a paint brush while I painted at my desk. I proceeded to develop my own creative ideas and launched the small business you now see on
You can see many of the works I have shared with others in this shop over the years.
The same son who painted beside me as a toddler, is now a professional artist as well!
He graduated with his Masters in Fine Art from WTAMU in May 2011.
Feel free to explore his web-site:

I have also illustrated three children's books.
"Micki’s 18 Hats" by M.B. Johnson,
"Dragonfly" by Bradley Chance Hays and
"Mr. Fidget’s Big Day" by M. B. Robbins

The wedding tree ideas developed when I wanted to create something for one of my daughter's friends that was getting married.
I became familiar with the Wedding Thumbprint Tree options and started the business of creating various trees for customers all over the world.

I work very closely with In Graphic Detail of Tulsa, OK for my printing needs.

Please reach out to me if there is something I can create just for you!

Count it all JoY....
...for JoY ComEtH in ThE MorNiNg.

Sincerely yours,

Melissa Jan Hopkins Hays

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  • Melissa Jan Hopkins Hays

    Owner, Artist, Designer

    I am a professional artist and educator trying to use my artistic ability to bless others.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 4, 2020
Thank you for visiting Melissa's Artistic Gifts and Gallery.
Jan Hays, Professional Artist, Educator and Designer.

The wedding thumbprint trees began after searching for a unique gift for our daughter's best friend's wedding in October of 2011.

The personalized ABC/Alphabet Name Art began 35 years ago.

I find great enjoyment creating something special just for you, your friends or family.
Custom artwork is not a problem.
Feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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)
Returns and exchange details
If you are, for any reason, unhappy with your purchase, please contact us and we will be more than happy to make it right via refund or replacement.
We want our customers to be 100% satisfied.
We are not responsible for errors on the part of the buyer, such as errors in the shipping address provided.
Payment is to be made at the time of purchase.
We cannot send your order to the printer to be printed until we receive your full payment.
If you are requesting original artwork, please be prepared to pay for this after I send you a preview.
With me shipping around the world, please provide your address.
Excess shipping may need to be paid after I present the item to the mail carrier.
I will gladly send a copy of the shipping receipt and tracking information.
Your order will ship within two weeks or less from the date of purchase/payment.
PLEASE feel free to contact us with any questions, etc., about your order!
We ship locally in the United States and internationally as well.
We will give you an estimated cost for shipping and contact you afterwards with the balance due.
We do not try to make money on our shipping, we just pass our cost on to you.
Thank you for understanding.
A copy of the shipping receipt and tracking will be provided.
Additional policies and FAQs
Many of our packages are shipped with insurance and delivery confirmation.
Please contact us when you artwork arrives via email or etsy so we know your package arrived safely.
If you will send us a photo of your finished artwork after it is framed and ready for display,
we will gladly post it with on our website for you to share with family and friends.