Mandie on Aug 19, 2016
Melissa Statler on Aug 4, 2016
The Snark Shop is Every Day Snark Goods
...and laugh-snorting. Fully supportive of the laugh-snort.
The Snark Shop is every day snarky goods, championing the spread of sarcasm, a love of snail mail, and embracing life's lighthearted moments. Collection currently includes a greeting card line, and launching at the end of Spring 2016, some snarky home goods and life ephemera.
The Snark Shop is funny stuff for non-stuffy grown-ups, aka YOU.
I guarantee at least one of the following will happen when you send or give a snarky card: cocked eyebrow, The Snort-Laugh (it's an official thing), that chuckle that happens when they SO know what you mean, serious eye-rolling, a punch in the shoulder, sticking out of tongues and/or raspberries a la your kindergarten playground, hugs, and belly laughs.
The Snark Shop is here so you can dispense with sending lame checkout-line birthday cards to your besties, or scribbling last-minute notes on that sheet of lined notebook paper you found under the sofa last week. Seriously? It had crumbs on it. So you can stop being funny-card-shamed (admit it, it's a thing) by your best frenemy. So you can avoid having the same engagement card at the party as every other guest (the purple one with the cartoon couple holding hands? Yeah I got that one, too.).
Your thoughts are not generic. Don't send a card that is.
The Chieftess behind The Snark
I started The Snark Shop a few years ago (it was originally called "Sara Does") (that's my name: Sara) (duh?) after having a couple ideas for some greeting cards. I've always loved snail mail and I wanted to find a way to spread this love + get people to send more mail. But my ideas were pretty generic and I didn't love my designs. The more ideas I gathered for cards, the more I found myself designing sarcastic, snarky statements, and trying to infuse dry wit into as many cards as possible. This is how I am in person, so it made sense - and I figured I should stick with what I know.
Because funny isn't Just for comedians, amiright?
I draw basically like a toddler, so hand-lettering or illustrations were out of the picture. Once I discovered the font I now use, I knew it was perfect for my blunt, sarcastic statements. Eventually, I narrowed down my favorite colors (a combination of which are found in almost every card), and moved forward. Now, The Snark Shop offers more than 50 snarky greeting cards, with new designs posted every month.
So my shop is snarky, but my love for my customers is totally serious. I'm glad to have you here, whether you're browsing or buying, and I'd love to help you renew your love for snail mail with a couple snort-worthy sentiments.
[have a question? want something custom? want to know more about the snark shop? maybe you want to know more about me for some reason? you can reach me via etsy convo or directly via email hey [!at] saradoes.com!]
Sara D. Lloyd
Owner, Designer, Chieftess Of Snark
Stationery HQ Printing Services
Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Stationery HQ has access to a variety of paper products and uses advanced printing techniques, ensuring a high quality product every time. Using their services allows me to provide the best quality paper goods for my customers at a great price point
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I do my very best to get orders shipped within 1 to 2 business days of receiving payment, but sometimes prep can take 3 to 5 days if things are busy, or if I'm waiting on a shipment from my printer. Processing time is reflected in each listing according to my policies and current stock.
Please ensure your information and shipping address are correct at check out! I cannot be responsible for packages shipped to an address where you no longer live or one that was entered incorrectly.
If you’d like to ship a card or set of cards as a gift to a friend, please make a note on your order and choose GIFT AS GIFT as the shipping method! I will gift wrap the order and send directly to the address you specify in Note to Seller.
I use US Postal Service, and will take special requests for shipment dates or deadlines and again will do my very best to accommodate your needs! Here are the options for expedited shipping:
In the USA:
--> Choose USPS Priority Mail: 1-3 Days Guaranteed option when purchasing your item.
Canada + International:
--> Choose one of the USPS Priority Mail International Shipping options for 6-10 days Guaranteed. There are 3 options for Canada, Europe, and Australia - please choose accordingly :)
Very sorry at this time I cannot offer FedEx or UPS expedited shipping for retail orders. If you'd like to make a larger purchase, please see The Snark Shop Wholesale storefront.
I guarantee that you will love your paper goods! I guarantee they will make you laugh, giggle, chuckle, raise an eyebrow, or at the very least, raise a corner of your mouth up to something imitating a smirk.
I guarantee your item(s) will be packaged with love and care, taking as many precautions as possible to prevent bends, rips, or other damage as they journey to you.
I guarantee I love fulfilling your order and that I love my customers! I guarantee you are making my day + bringing me smiles + making an impact by shopping small and supporting handmade :)
I cannot, however, guarantee USPS shipping times. All shipping times are provided by and guaranteed by USPS (not me), and packages can be tracked via Etsy + USPS website once shipped. Once I have shipped a package, I am happy to help you track it and monitor its progress on its journey to you via Etsy package tracking, and USPS website, however once items are "out for delivery" or in the hands of USPS, I cannot be responsible for their arrival. Cases of misplaced or lost parcels can be be entered on the USPS claims website. If your order goes MIA, please see Refund Policies + contact me to work out an alternative.
If your package is marked as "delivered" by USPS, but is “not received,” (as in, they said it's delivered but you don't have it) please contact your local Post Office and check with neighbors / family members / housemates just to be sure. Speaking directly with your mail carrier can also be helpful. I trust USPS + international couriers to do their job, and you the customer to be honest about the status of your merchandise.
If I could hand-deliver every order with a hug, I WOULD <3
Refunds and Exchanges
Unfortunately, I cannot offer a refund if items are lost in transit, and am not responsible for items that are delivered late by the courier.
HOWEVER, if your order is lost in transit and has not been delivered after the expected delivery time plus 3 days, I will gladly offer a discount on a replacement item and will resend any orders with FREE expedited shipping charges in US, and FREE standard shipping for international orders.
If your order does not reach you in the expected time as laid out by couriers (e.g. USPS standard delivery times), PLEASE send me a message or email me directly at hey [!at] saradoes.com so we can work something out to fix things!
I cannot offer general returns outside of the parameters laid out here. If you receive your order and are supremely dissatisfied, please contact me with details at hey [!at] saradoes.com or via Etsy messaging.
Personalized or custom items are not returnable or refundable unless there is an error on my end. If you receive an item that contains an error, please contact me immediately! hey [!at] saradoes.com or via Etsy messaging.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM INSIDE MESSAGE ONLY:
Cards with custom inside messages are $8. If you're interested in this option, you can request a custom order based on whichever card you'd like and I'll create a custom listing just for you! This extra cost covers the time it takes for me to edit the inside design, possibly send you a proof to approve (if it's a complicated design or a longer message is requested), and print a special version of the card outside of bulk printing process.
If you're interested in a total custom card, please send me a convo + I'd love to chat about what you're looking for! Please read this also:
TOTALLY CUSTOM ITEMS: I am happy to and love doing custom snarky cards for snarky snail mail lovers. Items for which I accept custom adaptations will have the "Request Custom Order" button included in the listing. Clicking this allows you to send me a message with reference to the listing you'd like to customize.
Please include as many details as possible, like the following:
--> Specific colors (like HEX values or Pantone swatches or CMYK values if you have them or know them) for specific pieces of the card
--> Spelling and messaging for the front of the card
--> Spelling and message for the inside of the card
--> Date by which you prefer to receive your item
--> Any other details that would help me make the perfect design just for you!
Please note! Processing time for custom items will vary depending on how many changes are needed to a design I already have created, OR if I'm creating a brand new design. Turnaround time will be faster the more engaged YOU are in responding to proofs and questions I might have. I will not print or send out any custom order without your explicit prior approval of proofs. I will also not begin designing or send proofs before the custom listing is purchased and paid for by you. The design process begins once your purchase is complete and payment is confirmed.
Please be aware that colors display differently on screen vs. on paper, and can vary from screen to screen. HEX values, Pantone colors, or CMYK values are appreciated so we both know which colors we're using. I use CMYK colors for all my printing - if you request a color that is not "print approved," I cannot guarantee shading, brightness, or quality of color once printed. Please read this article for more information on color variance from screen to paper: http://www.printernational.org/rgb-versus-cmyk.php
Custom Single Cards are $10 : this includes design time, 2 revisions + up to 2 proofs sent to you via Etsy convo, single printing cost, and envelope.
Custom Set of 10 Cards is $28 : this includes design time, 2 revisions + up to 2 proofs sent to you via Etsy convo, printing costs, and envelopes.
Shipping for custom orders is the same as regular retail items and will show the same options at checkout.
WHOLESALE: please see Wholesale Linesheet + Policies for details on Wholesale orders!
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
YES I offer custom and personalized cards and paper goods. Please see Additional Policies section for details and pricing.
All cards and envelopes in The Snark Shop are size A6, which is approximately 4.5" x 6.2". If you'd like something different, please see Additional Policies section for details on custom orders.
Gift wrapping and packaging
I offer gift wrapping via the GIVE AS GIFT shipping option, which you may choose at checkout. See Shipping information for details.
YES The Snark Shop offers wholesale and would love to have a place on your shelves - if your customers are into sarcasm. Please see the wholesale linesheet for availability, prices, minimums, and other policies.
Can I have a custom inside message?
YES! Custom inside message are an awesome way to show some extra love. Cards with custom inside messages are $8 plus shipping. No exceptions. This cost covers time and printing costs. Please see Additional Policies section for details.