Kwohtations

celebrating the diversity and absurdity of life

Brooklyn, New York On Etsy since 2011

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Kwohtations

celebrating the diversity and absurdity of life

Brooklyn, New York | 1,694 Sales

Announcement    Thank you so much for visiting Kwohtations!

The online shop and shipping is back open (yay!) There will still likely
be some delays in fulfillment and shipping, as i’m limiting trips to the post
office and letterpress studio, but will be shipping out placed orders as
quickly as i am able to safely.

A huge thank you to everyone who has been placing orders and sharing
the love online. i’m figuring it out one day at a time, and your support
really does make a difference, especially in these strange times.

you make Kwohtations possible. Thank you thank you, stay safe,
and be well.

Janine

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 11, 2020

Thank you so much for visiting Kwohtations!

The online shop and shipping is back open (yay!) There will still likely
be some delays in fulfillment and shipping, as i’m limiting trips to the post
office and letterpress studio, but will be shipping out placed orders as
quickly as i am able to safely.

A huge thank you to everyone who has been placing orders and sharing
the love online. i’m figuring it out one day at a time, and your support
really does make a difference, especially in these strange times.

you make Kwohtations possible. Thank you thank you, stay safe,
and be well.

Janine

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About Kwohtations

Sales 1,694
On Etsy since 2011

ABOUT KWOHTATIONS

The idea for Kwohtations, as with most ventures and ridiculous ideas in general, was seeded in the idle chatter between two friends over coffee on a lazy Sunday. My friend Amy and I were reminiscing and laughing over our assorted (mis)adventures, bumbling moments, and personal triumphs. Too bad they don’t make cards for all these random occasions, we said. Like when we get too drunk (it’s embarrassing) or have ambiguous feelings for someone (it's confusing) or decide to pursue our passions despite a myriad of pressures to do otherwise (it’s terrifying and exhilarating). Or for all the things we really think and sometimes want to say.

Each of these cards is inspired by some funny incident or real conversation that we’ve had. It is the happy brainchild of our own propensity to apologize profusely and somewhat unnecessarily for little blunders, and conversely, to stumble into situations (bad haircuts, corporate jobs) where we would be the likely recipients of such condolences. We recognize that we don't all look and love the same (nor should we), and that we don’t have to accomplish something quote-unquote extraordinary to be someone truly special. Also, we can be pretty awkward in the way we tell someone we like them.

So these cards are for all of us who aren’t 100% pulled together, but kind of like it that way.

ABOUT THE PROCESS

Each card is lovingly drawn by hand and then printed on an antique press, and finally painted in by hand. Due to the printing process, which is done entirely by hand, there will be slight variations from print to print, ensuring each card is one-of-a-kind. Like you.

Shop members

  • Janine Kwoh

    Owner, Artist

    Janine is a 30-something year-old living and working in Brooklyn, NY. An insatiable people-watcher, she delights in finding the remarkable in the seemingly mundane, but often finds inspiration by reflecting on her own amateur attempts at life.

Production partners

  • Screenprinter

    Los Alamitos, CA

    Screenprints bandanas

  • Screenprinter

    VT, United States

    Screenprints designs onto tote bag

  • A print shop

    Seattle, WA

    I work with a custom print shop to manufacture the mugs

  • Enamel Pin Maker

    CO, United States

    I partnered with a Colorado-based small business to manufacture the pins

  • Towels & Home

    Chicago, IL

    DTG Printer

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Feb 11, 2019
Frequently asked questions
WHEN WILL MY ORDER SHIP?

Orders generally ship within 7 - 10 business days (often sooner). Thank you for your patience! Each card is handmade, packed, and shipped by one real, over-caffeinated human working as fast as she can (hi!).

HOW DO ORDERS SHIP?

Orders ship via USPS, either via First Class Mail or Priority Mail, depending on selected shipping preferences and weight (packages over 13 oz must be shipping via Priority Mail).

HOW LONG DOES SHIPPING TAKE?

All packages ship from Brooklyn, NY. Packages sent within the U.S. via First Class Mail are generally delivered within three to six business days. Priority Mail packages are generally delivered within three days of shipping within the U.S. However, USPS does not guarantee within a certain time frame for First Class or Priority Mail.

DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?

Yes! Please note that international packages sent via First Class International cannot be tracked through USPS, and that transit times are variable. Packages have been delivered anywhere between 7 and 24 business days. USPS also does not provide tracking for these packages, and we cannot guarantee delivery. Kwohtations is not responsible for any additional customs tariffs or charges that your country imposes on your package, nor can we predict what they might be.

CAN I TRACK MY ORDER?

You will receive a USPS tracking number for all First Class and Priority packages once your order ships. Please note that the USPS tracking is not always reliable.

WHAT'S YOUR RETURN POLICY?

Unused, unopened merchandise in original packaging and in new condition purchased from the Kwohtations online shop can be returned for a refund within 30 days of the customer’s receipt of order. Shipping costs will not be refunded. Kwohtations items purchased through other retailers must be returned in accordance with their respective policies.

To return products, contact info@kwohtations.com.

Returns must be shipped via a traceable parcel carrier (e.g. insured USPS, FedEx, UPS)

Kwohtations will not refund shipping costs for the return of items, and is not responsible for any packages lost by the carrier.

Returns should be sent to: Kwohtations / 950 Fulton St. PO Box 380418 / Brooklyn, NY 11238

WHAT IF SOMETHING COMES DAMAGED OR DEFECTIVE?

Items shipped in error or received damaged can be returned for refund within 5 days of customer’s receipt of order. Kwohtations will refund ground shipping costs for the return of any item shipped in error or received damaged and/or defective. Damaged packaging should be kept for inspection by the carrier. Please see above for notification and shipping instruction

WHAT IF A PACKAGE GOES MISSING OR IS UNDELIVERED?

Kwohtations is not responsible for lost, stolen, or otherwise undeliverable packages. We will work with you to the best of our ability to ensure your package is delivered without issue. It is the customer’s responsibility to provide accurate and complete shipping information, including floor, suite, or apartment numbers where applicable. Once an item is shipped out, we unfortunately have no additional way to track your package other than using the tracking number and contacting USPS. If you are having a difficult time locating your package, please contact your local post office. Kwohtations is not responsible for any packages lost by the carrier.