HideaHeart

Hide A Heart Gifts That Say I Love You!

Oregon, United States · 144 Sales

HideaHeart

Hide A Heart Gifts That Say I Love You!

Oregon, United States 144 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(36)

Announcement   Whether given for love or hidden for fun, a little glass heart says a lot without ever saying a word. We make writing love notes easy!

Decades ago my husband hid a little glass heart to surprise me, and the simple gesture grew into a cherished 'love note' and now you can keep the language of love alive with one of our glass hearts to create an enduring, positive, sentimental, romantic, fun and charming expression of affection for a lover, family member or friend.

The original hearts were made by a now defunct U.S. manufacturer of molded, durable smooth to the touch glass, then pad-printed by hand with words or symbols in gold or silver ink--

Future 2014 smooth to the touch hearts of fused glass to be made in the Aguila Glass School, then pad-printed by hand with words or symbols in gold or silver ink--

Our hearts measure 1.5 x 1.5 x .5", weigh approximately 1.6 oz. and-

♥Promote non-verbal positive communication between couples and family members
♥Make a memorable bridal and anniversary gift
♥Make a charming Hostess and House Warming gift
♥Are hidden for guests at Bed and Breakfast Inns
♥Offer hospital patients a special message of encouragement and comfort
♥Offer a sustained message of support and sympathy
♥Are a sentimental and appreciated gift of remembrance

Hand inscribed dates and names can be added to the side of a heart upon request

Hide A Heart has been featured on Honeymoons.com, Handmade Spark, GoodLivingMag.com

For information about Mary Catherine Lunsford/Cathy Lunsford recordings click on my profile or on the image. Hear me sing on MySpace or Facebook

May you find inspiration in the magic of Hide A Heart. I look forward to meeting you.
♥ Enjoy Browsing & Thank You for Stopping By ♥

Hide A Heart®
2009 All Rights Reserved©

Announcement

Whether given for love or hidden for fun, a little glass heart says a lot without ever saying a word. We make writing love notes easy!

Decades ago my husband hid a little glass heart to surprise me, and the simple gesture grew into a cherished 'love note' and now you can keep the language of love alive with one of our glass hearts to create an enduring, positive, sentimental, romantic, fun and charming expression of affection for a lover, family member or friend.

The original hearts were made by a now defunct U.S. manufacturer of molded, durable smooth to the touch glass, then pad-printed by hand with words or symbols in gold or silver ink--

Future 2014 smooth to the touch hearts of fused glass to be made in the Aguila Glass School, then pad-printed by hand with words or symbols in gold or silver ink--

Our hearts measure 1.5 x 1.5 x .5", weigh approximately 1.6 oz. and-

♥Promote non-verbal positive communication between couples and family members
♥Make a memorable bridal and anniversary gift
♥Make a charming Hostess and House Warming gift
♥Are hidden for guests at Bed and Breakfast Inns
♥Offer hospital patients a special message of encouragement and comfort
♥Offer a sustained message of support and sympathy
♥Are a sentimental and appreciated gift of remembrance

Hand inscribed dates and names can be added to the side of a heart upon request

Hide A Heart has been featured on Honeymoons.com, Handmade Spark, GoodLivingMag.com

For information about Mary Catherine Lunsford/Cathy Lunsford recordings click on my profile or on the image. Hear me sing on MySpace or Facebook

May you find inspiration in the magic of Hide A Heart. I look forward to meeting you.
♥ Enjoy Browsing & Thank You for Stopping By ♥

Hide A Heart®
2009 All Rights Reserved©

MCatherine

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MCatherine

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(36)
kimberleebradford1

kimberleebradford1 on Jul 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wow! Love the product and such speedy delivery. This Seller is A++

Amanda

Amanda on Apr 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was such an incredible purchase. I thought the idea behind it was so touching, unique and something that carries a beautiful message of love. I would recommend this shop, the lovely owner, and the wonderful vision that she has, to carry the most important message of all, to someone you love. I will continue to return to her shop for friends, family and other people I love!

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About

Singer's Renaissance Inspires Hidden Heart Expression

Who am I and What is Hide A Heart?

In 1995 I developed head/neck cancer after which my professional singing career was cut short, and for quite some time I struggled to find a 'spirit-driven' purpose.

One day when I was feeling blue my husband asked, “What about that heart game we've been playing for decades?” “What would we call it?” I asked. He said, “Hide A Heart.”

We decided to share the idea of Hide A Heart® with others for the single purpose of creating a means to fill the world with positive communication through a simple, fun and sweet way to speak and keep the language of love alive between couples, families and friends and inspire magic one heart at a time. We make writing love notes easy!

The surprise is that what began as a romantic game to keep our love note in circulation by hiding a little glass heart for each other, Hide A Heart® morphed into it's own story of warmth, hope and healing by helping me reinvent myself and returned to me the gift of 'spirit-driven' purpose.

The plain glass hearts, manufactured by the Peltier Glass Factory in Ottawa, Illinois (1886-2011) of molded glass in the original molds in the original method up until closing, are pad-printed by hand by Tom, at Lifeforce Glass with words or symbols I select to support my inspirational adaptations for the hearts.

I create all the heart inspirations and ideas for adaptation, story cards, gift tags and 'Thank You' perks included with orders. Upon request, I hand inscribe names and/or dates in 18K gold ink and custom design gift tags for special orders.

Future hearts of fused water jet cut glass will be made in connection with the Aquila Glass School.

In keeping with my shoppe name, all of my traffic safety education key charms, bookmarks, knit and crochet creations have a heart of some sort incorporated in the piece for an additional message of love.

The CD's are of my original recordings of music written, played and performed by me.

It is with great affection that I offer Hide A Heart and my music as a nostalgic and sustainable way for you to keep the language of love alive too.

MCatherine

My six word story:
Singer's renaissance inspires hidden heart expression.

Definition of Renaissance Woman is "having learned much" - A polymath (Greek)

My story was featured on Handmadespark-search MCatherine interview

I invite you to discover the many ways to use Hide A Heart® by visiting Hide A Heart on Blogspot or join me to read and laugh with me about my pitfalls and the promise of being a micropreneur on Hide A Heart's Wordpress blog.

I encourage you to please check out my shop policies here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HideaHeart/policy

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  • MCatherine

    Owner, Designer, Creator Of HAH Inspiration

    I am the former Polydor recording artist Mary Catherine Lunsford and Oregon Symphony Pops Mezzo-Soprano but my performing artist career was cut short, and Hide A Heart has helped me rediscover my spirit-driven purpose.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 17, 2015
Focusing on the PEOPLE-PLANET-PROFIT model, the simple mission and value of Hide A Heart is to inspire expression in one person, couple or family at a time using an Eco-friendly product to create positive communication in the world with benefit for all thereby making the sentimental value of the heart priceless.

You have undoubtedly noticed that the products I have in my shoppe are a reflection of my artistic metamorphosis. Thankfully, the creative artist right-brain part of my spirit recently realized that Hide A Heart has become a way for me to 'reinvent' myself.

After my own challenge with head and neck cancer and my singing career came to an abrupt halt, I decided people deserved a 'purple' heart when facing challenging life experiences but found purple hearts difficult to find. This need to express myself is the primary motivation behind my creating the purple healing hearts.

I hope you find a Hide A Heart to inspire your expression too.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept PayPal payment in US dollars.

“You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:

You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the “Pay Now” button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.”

I accept PayPal, checks and money orders made payable to HIDE A HEART and mailed to 3 Monroe Parkway S-P 131, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

PayPal purchases are upon payment verification and to the address you provide on the next business day.

If for any reason the address seems misspelled or confusing in some way, I will email convo or telephone you to request clarification and wait to ship your order upon confirmation of the address provided.

Money order purchases are sent upon receipt of payment.

Check purchases are sent when the check clears the bank.

Customers outside the US can pay through PayPal services. Products are waterproof wrapped in packages shipped internationally and sent registered to facilitate tracking. Please note a package shipped internationally is usually received in 6-10 days, but can take up to 7 or more weeks to arrive, especially if it is held up in customs.

Oregon does not have a tax on goods purchased and sent from Oregon to US destinations.

For destinations outside the US, please know any additional duty required by your country are the responsibility of the customer.
Shipping
I ship orders 6 days a week within 24-48 hrs of receiving your order.

Because the little glass HIDE A HEART is wrapped in tissue and sent in a mailer it is lightweight, so I am able to offer free shipping for US customers on an individual heart order.

A Hide A Heart order is sent to US Customers by first class mail courtesy of USPS usually arriving in 3-5 business days.

CD's are sent to US Customers in a CD box by USPS First Class Mail. I use recycled materials or tissue as filler in all mailing boxes.

I send every customer a confirmation email when I mail your purchase. For US Customers the email will also include a CONFIRMATION DELIVERY RECEIPT number so you can track the progress of the order. Please NOTE: Sometimes the USPS.com tracking site does not provide tracking information in a 'real time' manner, so please be diligent in checking back with USPS.com often. I also track your order and will send you a follow up email acknowledging that I see the order arrived as expected.

Please contact me if you have any questions about your order and I will respond within 24 hours.

International Buyers:
Please note that orders shipped to Canada can take from ten-twenty-one (10-21) days to arrive. International orders can take up to six-ten (6-10) weeks to arrive.
CD's or combined product orders are shipped in a box for International Customers.

All forms will be marked to reflect the content and cost. I'm sure you will agree this helps avoid any difficulty for us both.

NOTE: Additional duty or import fees and taxes are the responsibility of the customer.
Refunds and Exchanges
Because the glass heart is compact with smooth edges, it is very durable. I expect the ink on the heart to last for years through normal wear.

I make every effort to send you a glass heart without chips or scratches. Please note that scuff marks and seams are an occasional but natural part of the glass making process.

Please contact me immediately if you have any problem with your purchase within 3 days of receiving it so I can work with you to mutually resolve any issue.

I take special care to make sure all words will be spelled correctly when receiving a request for 'personalization' on the heart. If I have any concerns about spelling, I will contact you to verify any questions BEFORE I proceed.

If you purchase a CD and it arrives damaged, please return the damaged product within 3 days and I will replace it at my expense.

Please attach a DELIVERY CONFIRMATION RECEIPT to facilitate the return of the package.
Additional policies and FAQs
Personalizing:
I can personalize a heart by adding a wedding or anniversary date or the name of a pet. Please send the information with your order. I will confirm the information you send before personalizing an order.

**CUSTOMIZED: For orders of more than one heart that include customized cards and personalized information, I request a 50% deposit because customized orders are so very special and cannot to be resold.

Wholesale pricing available. Please convo to discuss.

Review/Giveaways:
I am happy to participate in a limited number of review/giveaways. I want the review/giveaway to be a Win/Win/Win for the blogger, the winner and HAH, so there are a couple of things to know before contacting me, please be aware:

• I request the blogger have a Google Page Ranking of 4/10 or better but
retain the flexibility for making exceptions for bloggers without or with lower page ranking

• Contest rules must include this statement:
Giveaway Winner or Blog Host is responsible to pay a $5.00 shipping and handling of the prize. A 'Custom' listing in the Hide A Heart Etsy shop will be added in the name of the contest blog for the winner/blog host to purchase when the contest has closed at which time she/he will provide a shipping and email address of the contest winner. I suggest the blog host mentions the $5 s/h listing for the prize when writing the contest descriptions/rules

• I add the name of the reviewer and winner to the HAH Customer list because I like to follow up with both to see if the HAH continues to have value which helps me evaluate what I am doing well and what can be improved.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.