SharonsCompendium

Cards, calendars, bookplates, zines & mixed media

Minneapolis, Minnesota | 1965 Sales

SharonsCompendium

Cards, calendars, bookplates, zines & mixed media

Minneapolis, Minnesota 1965 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Hello and welcome! Did you know that Valentine's Day used to be the busiest day of the year for the post office? You'll find this and other fun and surprising facts in my Valentine zine. See my Love Cards section for sweet note cards to send for Valentine's Day or for any loving occasion, like an anniversary or even a birthday or Mother's Day. Those are blank inside with no specific greeting.

In my Valentine's Day Misc. section, you'll find the above-mentioned Valentine zine, plus some fun little DIY boxes, mini cards for friends, coworkers and others, and some sweet tiny handmade one-of-a-kind dolls to give to someone special.

Calendars are still available, now at about 30% off. The set of calendar cards cost $8 (from $12) and the poster wall calendar is now $10 (from $16). Those are printed to order, so I'll keep them available for as long as it makes sense (at least through April).

Get 10% off orders of $40 or more by entering coupon code FORTY10 during checkout. That's good at any time and includes the sale calendars.

I use environmentally friendly materials and processes as much as possible and am always learning more ways to improve my sustainability practices. I ship in recycled and recyclable envelopes and boxes, and reuse packing materials for fillers.

I have a blog and a Facebook page, where I offer glimpses of works in progress, announce new products (mainly on Facebook) and share tidbits of things that I find fascinating (mostly on my blog—things having to do with nature and gardening, but sometimes other stuff):
http://www.sharonscompendium.blogspot.com
http://www.Facebook.com/SharonsCompendium

If you'd like to be added to my postal mailing list (I send out 2 or 3 mailings a year), send me a convo with your request and mailing address.

Sharon Parker

ps: Sharon's Compendium used to be called Arty Didact.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 22, 2019

Hello and welcome! Did you know that Valentine's Day used to be the busiest day of the year for the post office? You'll find this and other fun and surprising facts in my Valentine zine. See my Love Cards section for sweet note cards to send for Valentine's Day or for any loving occasion, like an anniversary or even a birthday or Mother's Day. Those are blank inside with no specific greeting.

In my Valentine's Day Misc. section, you'll find the above-mentioned Valentine zine, plus some fun little DIY boxes, mini cards for friends, coworkers and others, and some sweet tiny handmade one-of-a-kind dolls to give to someone special.

Calendars are still available, now at about 30% off. The set of calendar cards cost $8 (from $12) and the poster wall calendar is now $10 (from $16). Those are printed to order, so I'll keep them available for as long as it makes sense (at least through April).

Get 10% off orders of $40 or more by entering coupon code FORTY10 during checkout. That's good at any time and includes the sale calendars.

I use environmentally friendly materials and processes as much as possible and am always learning more ways to improve my sustainability practices. I ship in recycled and recyclable envelopes and boxes, and reuse packing materials for fillers.

I have a blog and a Facebook page, where I offer glimpses of works in progress, announce new products (mainly on Facebook) and share tidbits of things that I find fascinating (mostly on my blog—things having to do with nature and gardening, but sometimes other stuff):
http://www.sharonscompendium.blogspot.com
http://www.Facebook.com/SharonsCompendium

If you'd like to be added to my postal mailing list (I send out 2 or 3 mailings a year), send me a convo with your request and mailing address.

Sharon Parker

ps: Sharon's Compendium used to be called Arty Didact.

Sharon Parker

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About

I make cards, zines, calendars and other paper things that I hope are useful, amusing, and informative

I am inspired by a love of nature, art and functional design, coupled with a wide-ranging curiosity, and a zeal to share what I find fascinating, beautiful, useful, and valuable. To me, that means crafting things that people can use to do ordinary things better and with more joy, while helping them to understand and appreciate one another and the natural world a little bit more.

I also like figuring things out, and working with paper and other book arts materials and methods to design useful things that delight. I make a calendar that is filled with tidbits of information about many cultures; designed a notebook with numbered pages, a pocket, and a fill-in-the-blanks table of contents; and created some amusing and informative chapbooks and zines. Many of my notecards have a bit of natural history or folklore on the back about the animal or flower featured on the front.

I try to infuse my work with the joy and playfulness that I feel when researching, designing, and creating them. I hope you will find something here that meets a need, makes you smile, tickles your curiosity, answers a question—or raises one!

Shop members

  • Sharon Parker

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, And Gardener

    I'm 62, married, with two wonderful adult children and one delightful grandson, living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with my husband and three cats. I'm a gardener, crafter, artist, writer, and idler.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2019
Hello! Please look over my shop policies so you know what to expect. I want all my customers to be happy, so please contact me right away if you are not pleased with your purchase and I will try my best to take care of it for you.

Accepted payment methods

Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please contact me right away if you are unhappy with your purchase. I will do my best to resolve your issue quickly, including sending a replacement or issuing a refund if appropriate. If you've simply changed your mind and no longer want the item, contact me within 14 days of receiving it to let me know you are returning it, and once I receive it, I will refund your purchase price.
Payment
I can accept any of the major credit cards or PayPal through Etsy.
Shipping
I ship most items in one to three days, except Sundays and holidays. Custom items may take longer, especially if I'm waiting for replies to my messages. I can speed up my process if you need something in a hurry, so please ask if this is so. If you select Priority Mail (for US addresses), I will assume you are in a hurry and try to get your order out within a day.

I ship via first class mail for most things, and will use Priority Mail for US addresses when selected at checkout or when combined shipping charges cover the cost of Priority Mail. I'll refund excess shipping charges if the actual shipping and handling cost is less, which can sometimes happen when you buy several items (I do try to allow for that in the way that I set the charges).

I USE ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING. Most items ship in a recycled-paper envelope or cardboard box, with scrap paper or cardboard to protect the contents (reused from other packages etc.). I do occasionally use bubble wrap that I have saved to reuse from something I received in the mail. The brown packaging tape I use is both biodegradable and recyclable. The shipping label is printed on 100% pc recycled paper, on the same sheet as the packing slip enclosed; it is attached with UHU glue and all of it is recyclable. (See UHU's sustainability practices here: uhu.com/en/information/about-uhu/sustainability.html)

SHIPPING TO OUTSIDE THE US: I use first class international mail, which comes with tracking in some countries. I do expect buyers to take care of any local taxes and customs fees on their end, and I do not know what those might be.

You may find the following websites helpful in estimating import duty, customs fees, and VAT costs:

For EU countries: http://www.importcalculator.com

For the UK: https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/calculating-customs-charges-when-importing-post

For all countries (this is a Pitney Bowes site and may have a limited number of free searches per person): http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/
Additional policies and FAQs
Ask me anything.
Privacy
Hey, my privacy policy is ditto to whatever Etsy has going, except I don't actually use any of your info for anything other than communicating with you about your order. No marketing messages, no selling of lists (as if I would even know how to do that), and no bots or spies at Sharon's Compendium world headquarters. If you need to check the full legal mumbo jumbo, please see Etsy's privacy policy. Cheers!

More information

Last updated on Jan 20, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

The text on cards and book plates can be changed; all book plate listings include a custom option for $8 extra. If you want custom printing on cards, please contact me to work out the details.

I welcome requests for custom made journals, too. Please don't hesitate to ask if interested. Allow about 2 weeks plus shipping time.

I do not do custom drawings or pet portraits, sorry! Neither can I alter an existing drawing.

Wholesale availability

I offer quantity discounts on cards (which are $4 per single card) through existing listings of 5 cards for $15 and 10 cards for $20. Since the 10-card deal is already marked down to half price, that is the same as wholesale and available to all customers. Some other items are available for wholesale (quantity discounts). Please ask if interested.