emilymmcl on Aug 22, 2016
Second one I've purchased. Love these comfort boxes!
Carolyn Cleary on Aug 21, 2016
These are my favorite, quick, "thinking of you" gifts to give!
Bobbie G. on Aug 20, 2016
How I became an illustrator & shop owner
Back in the days I studied, and later worked, as a fashion designer for divers companies in the Netherlands.
Although you wouldn't think so, this meant spending most of my time behind the computer making technical drawings of clothes.
At some point I started missing working with 'real material', drawing, cutting, and assembling.
That's why I decided, back in 2004, to go back to art school to study Illustration as I noticed during my work I loved making t-shirt prints the most.
In 2007 I started my own business as a freelance illustrator and since then I've been so fortunate to get many lovely assignments from magazines, social foundations and creative companies! I also teach illustration in Utrecht and online, which I greatly enjoy.
All went well until, in 2010 I went through a rough breakup with the boyfriend I had back then. I felt really low and thought: 'I need something to pick me up'.
That's when I came up with the idea of the Instant Comfort Pocket Box: a little box with a 3D illustration and a cheerful or comforting text you can put into your pocket to look at whenever you need some consolation.
I got many enthusiastic responses from friends and family, and decided it might be something others could do with as well. In february 2011 I opened my Etsy shop and listed the first comfort boxes!
Since then I've sold my items all over the world. I enjoy making different illustrative goods and hope to bring a little joy to everyone who buys any of my items.
By the way... the comfort box really helped... I now live happily together with my (new) man, our son and pet bunny Seb in a small town just above Amsterdam.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Illustrator
I'm an illustrator, designer and illustration teacher, living and working in Ilpendam (a tiny town just above Amsterdam, the Netherlands). Apart from two dimensional work, I love making tactile (3D) illustrative objects and installations.
The company that assembles the DIY kits for me, gives people - who otherwise whould have a hard time finding a job (or not at all) because they are mentally disabled - a chance in life and a feeling of beloning and fullfilment.
idrukker - printer
Cards and prints are printed at iDrukker, an eco friendly and CO2 neutral printing company in the Netherlands who (naturally) only use eco friendly inks, FSC paper and no toxics.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you need me to ship it sooner, please let me know.
GIFTWRAP / GIFT NOTE
If you'd like to have your order giftwrapped and/or with a little note and shipped to someone else, please keep in mind to:
---> choose the 'add note + giftwrap option' and follow these instructions:
+ If you'd like to have multiple items send to DIFFERENT ADDRESSES /people,
please buy every item SEPERATELY for each person/ address, otherwise
shipping is not calculated correctly!
Are you sending multible items to one person/ address?
Then you can purchase them together and only have to choose
'add note (+ giftwrap)' with one item.
+ Please enter the address you'd like the gift to be send to
in the comment box when checking your order out.
+ You can also leave text to put on a gift note here
(max 10 words, due to the cardsize I'm using).
Would you like another text in the box? You can! See the 'your custom text in a comfort box'-listing here:
SHIPPING COSTS & INSURANCE
The basic shipping costs do not include insurance or track and trace. If you'd like me to ship your purchase insured and/or with track and trace, please choose an upgrade shipping option when checking your order out
I ship by end of the week, if you need your order to be shipped sooner, please let me know through etsy (use 'contact seller').
Also, please check your order for accurate address details and such. If the address information is not correct, please let me know within 24 hours.
If an incorrect address is communicated to me within 24 hours I can not be held responsible for not received orders.
Refunds and Exchanges
If anything does go wrong (dispite track and trace or insurance on your order), please let me know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Etsy convo. Please mention your order number in your mail or convo.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently asked questions