Featuring one of the quintessential Christmas bible verses from the book of Luke 2:14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace", this rustic chalkboard is sure to become a treasured part of your Christmas decor and a keepsake for many years to come!
I started with a truly unique vintage frame purchased from a local flea market. It's golden finish caught my eye, but the stunning scrollwork and totally one of a kind shape is what sold me! I cut 1/4in luan plywood to fit the frame and coated it with several layers of chalkboard paint, which I then seasoned with chalk. The lettering itself is done with real chalk, unlike many chalkboards sold here on etsy that are done with chalk markers, and look nothing like an authentic chalkboard at all! I love the rustic, homespun feel of an old chalkboard, and I was really able to replicate that in this piece! It looks like something you would find in your grandmothers attic!
The chalk lettering is sealed with a spray fixative, which does a allow for minor smudging - all part of its authentic charm! Properly cared for (i.e. Don't hose it down or leave it in the rain!) it will last for many, many Christmases to come.
This item is completely one of a kind, and once it's gone, it's gone - I won't be able to reproduce it! So if you love it, don't hesitate!
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Shipping both domestically and internationally is via the USPS, with the exception of certain large items that are shipped domestically via UPS. Any and all international custom fees or dues are the responsibility of the buyer. All items are packaged carefully (and always with an extra goodie or two!) with as much love as the items themselves! Tracking information is always included, but please remember I have as much control over the USPS and their tracking system as you do!
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When you receive the shipping notification email that means we have printed your label in the The Hipster Housewife studio - the first of many steps to get it out the door! From the time we print your label to the time USPS or UPS posts the first tracking data, your order is in a weird grey area where the computers can't say precisely where on the journey it is. If we were a bigger, fancier company, we would probably call it "processing time."
The weird grey area is not weird or grey, it's our happy office. We are dancing and singing and putting stickers on your packages. We just love you guys so much! Once the order is on its way, the tracking updates. This can take up to 3 business days. If there are extenuating circumstances you will be notified ASAP.
Thank you so much for your patience as we fill your big and small orders with great love. We are so thankful for your role in this ministry!
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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
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Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
To prevent any buyers remorse, please contact me prior to purchase to ask if you have any questions. I would be happy to send you additional images if you're unsure of color, size, quality, paper type, etc.
Due to the unique handmade nature of my wares I try to be very clear in each listing as to the details of each item, and in order to best serve our customers refunds and exchanges are offered on a case by case basis.
I accept cancellations on orders within 24 hours of purchasing. Depending on the nature of the item a small restocking fee will be assessed.
If an item is promised by a certain date, and does not arrive by that date due to an error at the post office I can not be held liable. Shipping is out of my hands as soon as I bring it to the post office. I provide tracking on all of my items for that reason.
HOWEVER please contact me if you are unhappy, before leaving a review, and I will do my very best to resolve any issues you have. Customer service is of the utmost importance to me, and if you're not happy, I'm not happy!!
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Please remember that I am one woman doing my very best to answer God's call on my life! I know that tensions can run high especially when purchasing gifts for our loved ones, but your grace and patience is appreciated more than you know!
If you are a Massachusetts native such as myself sales tax will automatically be added onto your total.
I offer wholesale on a limited basis, please contact me directly for more information. Prayer Journals are not available at wholesale pricing.
I offer gift wrapping and direct mailing to the recipient of the gift. Please contact me before purchase to set it up.
I do offer rush options when there is a time crunch and you need an order by a specific date. The fee is on a sliding scale ranging from $25-55 depending on how soon you need it and includes priority shipping. Please contact me before purchasing if you need you item before the estimated timeframe.