Henson Handmade

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 1578 Sales


Henson Handmade

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1578 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Please check out the shop sections on the side if you're looking for a particular type of card.

Have a suggestion for a new card? Send me a convo and let me know! I'm always happy to help out with custom orders. :)


Last updated on Jan 12, 2017

Please check out the shop sections on the side if you're looking for a particular type of card.

Have a suggestion for a new card? Send me a convo and let me know! I'm always happy to help out with custom orders. :)

Kristin Henson

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Kristin Henson


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I had a great time at Crafty Balboa Holiday Fair in South Philly!
The "Art Is Life" Festival is coming up on Sunday 12-6pm! Come on out to Roxborough to purchase any of my cards in person. See you there!
My first craft fair was a great success! Glad to meet other makers and talk to people about puns.
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Living my childhood dream.

I've been obsessed with greeting cards ever since I was a little girl. "Greeting card maker" was even my childhood dream job.

I'm based in Philadelphia, PA. When I first started making these cards, I had wanted to get better at hand lettering so I made fun little cards for my boyfriend with cute animals and corny jokes on them. With practice, I started getting better at hand lettering, and I received encouragement from my boyfriend and other friends. I started putting them on Etsy, and now my hand lettering hobby has become an exciting way to fulfill the dreams of my 10-year-old self.

I draw cards in my spare time, and I still have a full-time job as a web developer. After spending all day working on the internet, I love being able to come home and create something with my hands. This is a one-woman operation: I draw each illustration and the lettering, then scan it in to my computer and print out the cards. I cut and fold each card, and package everything myself.

I try and make cards that I would enjoy receiving: simple, heartfelt designs. The goal of Henson Handmade is to offer playful, witty cards that are perfect for every occasion.

Shop members

  • Kristin Henson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Short, high energy, obsessed with good coffee.

  • Jake

    Employee Morale

    Jake fulfills a very important role at Henson Handmade - being a cat. He's fluffy, loves being held, and looks great in argyle.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 23, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • 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)
Each order comes in a clear cellophane wrapper and is packaged in a sturdy chipboard mailer to prevent any possible damages from liquid or folding during shipping. If something still manages to happen to your card, please send me a message letting me know how the item was damaged (so I can try and prevent it in the future!). I'll be happy to offer a complete refund or send out a replacement order the next day via USPS 2-Day Priority Mail, depending on what works best for you.
I accept all credit cards, PayPal, and Etsy gift cards. Your payment must be processed before I will fulfill the order.
Orders are generally shipped next business day, Monday through Friday. For orders within the US, items are shipped USPS First-Class Package with tracking information. Orders generally arrive within 2-4 days.

If you haven't received your item within a week, please let me know! I will send out a replacement order through USPS 2-Day Priority Mail the next day, free of charge. I try and have as much open communication as possible, so reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or issues.

International orders are shipped via USPS First-Class International. Because of customs, sometimes international orders can take 4-6 weeks to arrive.
Additional policies and FAQs
Need expedited shipping? Interested in wholesale pricing, or want to buy in larger quantities than what you see here? Any other questions? Feel free to reach out and send me a message! I'm glad to address any additional questions you have.