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Ames, Iowa

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Last updated on Jul 28, 2017

Thank you for looking at my shop. I am unable to complete orders at the moment, so stop back in a few weeks.

Nancy Brannaman

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Nancy Brannaman


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About WhiteOakPhotos

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On Etsy since 2010

Photos to Enjoy and Share

I love to take photos, and I have a massive collection accumulated over the years. Nothing makes my day more than to come home, get the mail, and find a card or letter that someone has hand-written to me. The writer took time to think about me, to think of a message, and to put that message on paper, put a stamp on the envelope, and mail it to me. Good old snail mail. That act of love and kindness is so uplifting. A personal note card from a friend reminds me that I matter.

I'd like to say that writing cards to loved ones and friends makes my day. When I sit down to write, I don't experience joy at the start, I have anxiety over what to write: what if I make a mistake -- cross out or start over? What if I run out of space? What if I run out of things to say? What’s the right thing to say? You know what – these questions are minuscule and easily surmountable when compared to the goodness that you send by putting your message in an envelope and mailing it.

My answer to the procrastination and anxiety -- just do it. Pour a cup of coffee, glass of iced tea or a glass of wine, sit down at the dining room table, pull out your cards, and start writing! Turn the TV off -- it is too much of a distraction. Turn your cell phone over, and turn on some good music. Start writing. You will never regret it, and you will be very happy for the kindness and good feelings you have created for others.

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  • Nancy


    I'm an avid photographer who loves to capture the beauty, grandeur, and fun of the people, cultures, scenery and architecture around us. I love to share my photos and encourage people to share by sending hand written notes to loved ones and friends.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 23, 2017
Welcome to our policies page. If we did not answer your question below, please contact us -- we are glad to help. As with any shop on Etsy or anywhere on the internet, please make sure to read our shop policies before purchasing. We strive to bring you the best and friendliest service possible.

Please ask all questions regarding an item before purchase. This avoids having Etsy admin have to cancel the sale if you change your mind.

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Returns and exchanges
We have a 100% satisfaction policy. We offer 100% returns/refunds/replacements. Buyer pays return shipping.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase, I will exchange your product or refund your money (minus shipping costs) up to 7 days after you have received your purchase. You will be responsible for returning items in their original condition as well as paying return shipping costs.

Please contact us if you are not happy and we will work with each customer on a case by case basis. You must let us know within one week of receiving the item that you are not happy. Then see feedback policy below...

--Feedback Policy--
A transaction is not complete for the buyer or our store until the buyer has received their item from us. We wait until we are certain you have received your item and can be of no further assistance to you before closing the transaction on our end by leaving feedback. Please let us know of any problems and allow us to assist you before leaving feedback.
--We currently accept PayPal and credit cards through Etsy's payment system.

-- We must charge Iowa sales tax for all Iowa orders. Other sales tax requirements may apply.
-Non-Customized Orders--

Orders for products listed in this shop are usually shipped within one to three business days of purchase. I usually custom print orders and my products need at least a day to dry before I put them in an envelope for shipment. We ship our items through USPS Priority Mail. Priority Mail takes 3 to 4 business days after we put it in the mail.

--Custom Orders--
We are happy to do custom orders of specific sizes of prints. Please allow 3-5 business days for us to create your custom print before it is shipped. Remember that USPS Priority Mail takes 3 to 4 days for delivery on top of that. I can put a custom greeting on the front of note cards, embedded in the image. I cannot print greetings in the interior of cards.

-- Shipping rates for large quantities -- convo me and I will get an estimate of postage off the USPS web site and give you a quote.
Additional policies and FAQs
--Copyright Policy--
All of my images are copyrighted by Nancy B. Brannaman and WhiteOak Photos, 2017.

Copyrights of our photographs is not transferred with purchase of items containing our photographs or our photographic prints themselves. All rights are reserved. We do not send digital files of our photographs -- we offer prints only.