Announcement Named after, and inspired by, my two grandmothers, this business is a life-long dream come true. Follow along on Instagram (@chelsandthecity) for behind the scenes photos and coupon codes! xo
Named after, and inspired by, my two grandmothers, this business is a life-long dream come true. Follow along on Instagram (@chelsandthecity) for behind the scenes photos and coupon codes! xo
lillikins867 on Mar 9, 2017
Loooooove how fast the store was! Will definitely be buying more! Amazing quality too ❤❤
Cards with heart & sass
Everything about June 11, 2003, and the few days following it, is still a vivid memory. The day my grandma, Marion Martin, died is, to this day, surreal to me. And while I don't remember much about the days surrounding the death of my paternal grandma, Patricia Oliver, it doesn't make it any easier that I only got to have her until I was three.
This company is named after and inspired by these two strong and beautiful women. Since I began to really want to create a greeting card line after Gram (Marion) passed away, her name is first and since I thought it best to use a softer name second, I used Claire, which is Patricia's middle name. I like to think that this greeting card line is the perfect blend of heart and sass, which both of these women had in their personalities and which they, quite obviously, passed on to me as well.
While I know they probably would not approve some of the cards I create, I also know they would at least be proud that I'm making this little dream of mine come true.
Although I didn't get serious about the thought of creating this company until the summer of 2003, I have always created cards for my friends and family. When my parents brought home our first computer, I remember spending hours on it creating cards in, what I think was called, Print Maker. There were a lot of clever (for a seven year old) phrases and Disney characters all over.
Since then, I hope my designs have improved, but the desire to create has never let up. The desire to keep snail mail alive has never let up either. I am the friend who mails a birthday card every year, never misses an opportunity to send a random encouragement note and who spends hours in the stationery aisle of any store. It doesn't take much to make someone's day and sending a card with a little hand-written note is the easiest way to do it. So, I want to help you do that in your life as well.
Like I said, I realized I wanted to make this line a little over a decade ago. After Gram died, there was an outpouring of support and love from our family and friends, but all I wanted was for one person to just tell me the truth. The flowery cards and poems about savoring life weren't cutting it for my angsty teenage heart. I want this line to give it to you straight. Death is hard and frankly, for those of us it leaves behind, it sucks. Missing a loved one is awful, heartbreak in general is awful, and that's where the heart of these cards comes in. However, if you're anything like me or the women who have inspired this company, the sass is in everything else.
Hopefully, these stationery products will bring a smile to your face and your heart. I want them to help you build memories, cherish and celebrate milestones and remember that life is a beautiful mess. We all need each other to make it worth the journey.
Designer, blogger, and lover of life. Chelsea lives life in heels with coffee in hand. Her designs for cards come from the her huge heart and spitfire mouth. (aka: with heart & sass) Read more about her on her blog at chelsandthecity.blogspot.com
Mischief-maker & chair hog. Khalifa comes to work just when the sun comes into our home office at the right time and only ever to steal the good computer chair.
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Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Sales tax is included in the price unless otherwise noted.
Please make sure that the address you have listed on Etsy is correct for where you'd like me to ship to. If you provide the incorrect address and the order is returned, a replacement card can be sent to you at your expense to the proper address.
I also offer shipping directly to your card's recipient. If there is a major time constraint or you would simply like the card to come directly from me, I welcome the opportunity to write a handwritten note for you in the card and send it directly to your loved one. Please include what you would like me to write in your card, your return address, and the address of the recipient in the notes section if you would like this service at no extra charge.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final, but your happiness with my shop is important to me. Please contact me if you have any concerns and we will work things out. Marion Claire Stationery reserves the right to require a picture of any goods the customer is unsatisfied with before proceeding with refunds and exchanges.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are definitely welcome. However, pricing is determined on a case by case basis. I do my best to work with each buyer to make sure you are buying the item(s) exactly how you expect them. Custom order projects will not be started until after payment is received and customizations must be approved by the buyer and myself before purchase.
Wholesale orders are also welcome! Please contact me with your information.
If you have any questions/comments at all, your best bet is to email me at hello(at)marionclairestationery(dot)com or send me a message through Etsy.
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