OliveBranchandCo

Olive Branch & Co

Vancouver, Canada | 876 Sales

OliveBranchandCo

Olive Branch & Co

Vancouver, Canada 876 Sales On Etsy since 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars
(183)

OliveBranchandCo is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Thanks so much for stopping by! My Etsy shop is taking a brief holiday while I'm on holiday (!), until January 8th. If you'd like to get in touch with me with any custom orders, wholesale inquiries, or collabs, feel free to shoot me an email: hello [!at] olivebranchandco.com.

Thanks! :)

Peace,
Melissa

P.S. If we've already talked about a custom order, you're spoken for, and I've got you! :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 20, 2017

Thanks so much for stopping by! My Etsy shop is taking a brief holiday while I'm on holiday (!), until January 8th. If you'd like to get in touch with me with any custom orders, wholesale inquiries, or collabs, feel free to shoot me an email: hello [!at] olivebranchandco.com.

Thanks! :)

Peace,
Melissa

P.S. If we've already talked about a custom order, you're spoken for, and I've got you! :)

Melissa Lam

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Melissa Lam

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About

Olive Branch & Co

I first dabbled in calligraphy as a kid - my parents bought me a pen, a nib, and purple ink (purple was my favourite colour at the time). I remember loving it so much that I brought my tools with me on a family vacation one year, only to have the purple ink spill all over my fanny pack...! Fast forward fifteen years later, I found myself thinking about calligraphy while having a creative block in another art form, and picked it up again, just as a way to get creative juices flowing. I found myself captivated by it all over again, drawn to the rhythmic movement of the letters, and that I could stop and slowly savour every word. I started asking my friends if I could do any calligraphy for their weddings, and as that started growing, people encouraged me to start a store, and I listened! I love to work with people to create custom work, whether it be a print to hang up in a home, something for a wedding/event, a personalized logo, a tattoo design, or anything else you can think of! I also love hearing people's stories, and am so happy that ours can intersect!

As for the name: Olive Branch & Co came out of wanting to bring peace through written word. Something about seeing your own name inked up, or an inspirational quote beautifully written brings a sense of distinction to the recipient or the place, and sends the message that you are a guest of honour here. So whether through inspiring words or a card with one's own name lovingly written, my goal through this store is to extend an "olive branch" by creating lovingly written calligraphy, to honour the recipient, and to create moments of peace - all done with much love.

As part of bringing peace, then, 10% of all proceeds from Olive Branch & Co go to ending modern day slavery and human trafficking through an End It Movement partner organization, International Justice Mission. IJM works all over the world, defending and bringing justice - which goes hand in hand with peace. Your purchase here, then, goes beyond you and I, so thank you for making a difference!

http://www.enditmovement.com/
https://www.ijm.org/

Here's to hoping that the things created here bring peace to you!

- Melissa

(Follow my day to day stuff on instagram: http://instagram.com/olivebranchandco )

Shop members

  • Melissa Lam

    Owner, Creator

    Vancouver-based calligrapher. My husband sometimes says I'm born in the wrong era because I like calligraphy, used bookstores, and acoustic folk songs... and I gladly embrace it all :) I also love me a fresh cup of coffee and pretty much any candy!

Production partners

  • A Printing Service

    Montreal, QC

    I work with a small local printer to get my cards and prints digitally printed. I love that I get to work with another small business so that we can mutually support one another!

  • Graffika Imaging

    Vancouver, BC

    The wonderful folks at Graffika Imaging take care of digitally printing our cards.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 17, 2016
Welcome to Olive Branch & Co, where our goal is to make creations with much love, for peace. Thanks for stopping by!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
Due to the custom nature of the work, there will be no refunds once payment has been made. If an error is made on my part, please get in touch with me and we can discuss a solution. However, if it's not on my part (eg. a typo in a text that you sent me, a missing word), I'd be happy to make another listing for you to purchase for a re-do. Please keep in mind that everything is done by hand - you're not getting something that is digitally printed!

I package my work carefully, with a cardboard backing, a clear bag, all packed in a rigid mailer to keep it flat and waterproof. I do my best to get it to you flat, but sometimes tiny mailbox shapes or unforeseen events could possibly mean it gets to you bent, in which case I can't offer refunds or exchanges.
Payment
Full payment is required at the time of purchase. I can only start to work on your custom piece once payment happens.
Shipping
All items will be shipped out through Canada Post. Shipping costs may change depending on how quickly you want something, and how much you order (especially for wedding custom orders!). Usually orders within Canada take around 4-6 business days to get to your door, and to the U.S., around 4-7 business days. Other international orders can take around 7-14 business days. The quoted shipping price does not include tracking information; if you'd like tracking info or a quicker delivery, please message me and I can discuss further shipping options with you.

If you live in Vancouver, though, we can definitely arrange to do hand-delivery, ie. no shipping charges - please message me, and I'll send you a coupon code! :)
Additional policies and FAQs
Have an idea for a custom item? I would love to work with you and personalize an order just for you! Please don't hesitate to send me a message! :)