Funny Letterpress New House / New Home / Housewarming Card: "You bought what?"
A card to send to buyers of a new house or a new home, particularly if it's actually only "new" to them: a letterpress housewarming card that captures the truth of homeownership! It's never been easy to buy a house, and it seems like it gets harder all the time. If you have friends who have just signed themselves up for a lifetime of maintenance headaches, why not send a housewarming card that hints at the true meaning of homeownership: the home actually owns the owners, not the other way around! I do speak from experience: my wife and I belong to a century old concrete house that leaks through its walls and eats money for breakfast, but we still love it (and it's got a great basement for printing in!).
Each card has been hand printed from my own original woodcut and antique metal type on my Nolan proof press and my Craftsmen Superior tabletop platen press. They are approximately 5-1/2" tall by 4" wide, printed on sturdy, pearl white, 100% cotton paper and come with a matching envelope. The inside is blank for your congratulatory and/or sympathetic sentiments.
Thanks for looking, and be sure to see the other cards available in my shop - new things pop up all the time:
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I accept direct checkout for payment. Sales tax will be applied to all orders as required by Etsy and local laws.
Shipping from United States
A NOTE ABOUT GREETING CARDS:
Rate increases have made it so that shipping a single card in a rigid, protective mailer at the first class package rate now costs me more than three dollars. However, the rates don't go up steeply from there. For orders of greeting cards within the United States, the first card will incur a shipping charge of $3.25, but additional cards in the same order will ship for no additional shipping fee. SO - it pays to buy more than one!
SHIPPING IN GENERAL:
I will ship your order within the time period specified on each listing. For most products, and for most of the year, this will be within three business days, but for certain items and at certain time periods (holidays and vacations) shipping may take longer - when extended shipping times are in effect, you'll see this noted on the shipping times with each listing. I ship my products in sturdy mailers via USPS first class mail, or via Priority mail for larger or more expensive items - see the individual listing for shipping options.
Due to increasing costs and complications, I am sorry to say that I am no longer shipping items to addresses outside the United States and Canada. Any customs duties for Canadian orders are the responsibility of the buyer.
I want every order to arrive in good shape in the mailbox of a happy customer, but I know that some times bad things happen in transit. If something has gone wrong, please let me know. In cases of loss or damage, I'll either grant a refund or dispatch a replacement depending on your wishes and what I have in stock. If items are damaged in shipping, I may ask you to return them to me at my expense so that I can see if I need to adjust my packaging.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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:
- Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If you are not entirely satisfied with your order, contact me with your concerns. I may ask you to send the item back and then, once I receive it I will refund to you the amount of your original purchase, including the original shipping charge.
Unless otherwise noted, all of my products are created by hand, with, naturally, the assistance of paintbrush or printing press. I am always working to improve my process, but please keep in mind that until I am perfect, there will be some endearing human variations in my individual products...
Please also note - I retain copyright in all my creations. Copyright does not transfer with the sale of an individual item!