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You can also find me on Instagram at @iris.merks

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Last updated on Sep 28, 2023

New Christmas cards are coming soon!

*** IMPORTANT NOTICE. Please note that shipping times can be difficult to estimate and some delays can occur. Especially outside of the EU. Please allow extra time. ***

You can also find me on Instagram at @iris.merks

And on my website


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About IrisMerks

Sales 191
On Etsy since 2015

Welcome to my shop!

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  • Iris Merks

    Owner, Designer

    I'm a surface pattern designer from Haarlem, the Netherlands. I love drawing and painting and start each design by hand on paper. The beauty of nature is my biggest inspiration.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 26, 2022
Welcome to my shop! Thank you for taking the time to read my policies.
Please contact me with any other questions you might have, I'll be happy to answer them for you!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.


I accept all Etsy payment methods.
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I mostly use a standard mailbox shipping method, which often includes tracking. Within the Netherlands I either ship in an envelope or mailbox package, the latter includes tracking. Prices for shipping are listed with the items.

Shipping within the Netherlands takes 1-2 days, shipping to Europe takes 2-8 days, shipping outside of Europe can take up to 2 weeks. These are estimates, not guarantees, and this is not taking into account unforeseen delays that are beyond my control (for instance longer delivery times due to corona). *** Especially to Australia and New Zealand shipping can take up to 40 days at the moment ***

The buyer is responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I’m not responsible for delays due to customs. I will make sure to include all necessary documentation for customs.

If you prefer a different shipping method, for instance with insurance, please contact me and I will see what I can do for you.

I will make sure your order is securely packaged, once the order is sent and out of my hands I take no responsibility for it.

Additional policies and FAQs

Please note that due to monitor settings colors may vary slightly from the images.

If your order is a gift you can select to have it gift wrapped in one of my unique gift wrap designs!

If you like your purchase I'd very much appreciate a review!


IrisMerks Privacy Policy
Last updated 5 January 2022.

This Privacy Policy describes how and when IrisMerks (“I”, “me”, “my”) collects, uses, and shares information when you purchase an item from IrisMerks (, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

You agree that by purchasing an item from IrisMerks or otherwise interacting with IrisMerks, you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by all of the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, you must leave IrisMerks immediately.

I may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If I make changes, I will notify you by revising the date at the top of the page.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy or through IrisMerks. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about Etsy’s privacy practices.

Additionally, I will make every reasonable effort to inform you when I interact with third parties with your information; however, you are solely responsible for reviewing, understanding, and agreeing to or not agreeing to any third-party privacy policies.

Information I Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, e-mail address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information from time to time if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I collect, use and share your information in several legally-permissible ways, including:

  - As needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide you with customer support;

  - When you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list or to receive notifications from me;

  - If necessary to comply with a court order or legal obligation, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and

  - As necessary for my own legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as (a) providing and enhancing my services; (b) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use;

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Protecting my customers’ personal information is crucially important to my business and something I take very seriously. For these reasons, I share your personal information only for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

  - With Etsy. I share your information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use;

  - With Third-Party Service Providers. I engage the following trusted third parties to perform functions and provider services to my shop: None

  I share you personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services;

  - In the Event of a Business Transfer. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.

  - In Compliance with Laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that doing so is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) perform legal obligations to which I am bound by agreements; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

How Long I Store Your Information

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as otherwise described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce or perform under my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: five (5) years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction has. If I am required to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. Your rights are as follows:

  - Right to Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.

  - Right to Change, Restrict, or Delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (such as where I am required to store information for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon your request.

  - Right to Object. You can object to (a) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (b) receiving marketing messages from me. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue storing and using your information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

  - Right to Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

You may reach me with any concerns relating to privacy at info [!at]

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Iris Merks, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at info [!at]
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.

More information

Last updated on Aug 7, 2023

Frequently asked questions

Is the wrapping paper sent rolled or folded?

I send all wrapping paper standardly folded into 4. This way it can be sent in a maximum sized mailbox package, making shipping as affordable as possible. I try to fold the paper as lightly as possible, so the crease lines won’t be too noticable. I now also offer a rolled option for an added fee, where the wrapping paper is sent rolled in a tube. You can select this shipping option at checkout.