Frequently Asked Questions
The Bright White Photo Cards are created using plain white cardstock with a smooth finish; the stark white color makes a striking background for the photo for a simple, classic look. The Photo Frame Cards are created by actually inserting the photo print behind the card opening, causing the picture to be "framed" by a colored border. These cards are a bit heavier in weight, and the paper has a textured, natural oatmeal color. Both types of cards would look great placed in a frame.
Yes, all of the photo cards are crafted with archival paper which will help keep your photographs safe for years to come. The envelopes and even the storage bags are also acid-free. Additionally, the paper, envelopes, and ink used for the brush-lettering and stamped cards are acid-free.
Your cards are shipped by either First Class or Priority Mail according to weight, and will be packaged in stay-flat protective mailers.
International orders are welcomed. You may request an estimate, and the appropriate shipping fee will be charged separately after you have placed your order.
Please allow one week from time of purchase for your order to be filled. Many times it will be shipped sooner.
Yes, your requests and ideas will be considered. Brush-lettering on envelopes, calligraphy projects, matting and framing, weblog buttons/graphics, and local portrait photography are all possibilities!
The following retail locations currently carry select cards or soap from Graceful Designs:
Cranberry's Grocery and Eatery--Staunton, VA
Mariah Amine Couture--Waynesboro, VA
Appalachian Piecework--Staunton, VA
Frontier Culture Museum--Staunton, VA
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library --Staunton, VA
Noon Whistle Pottery--Stanardsville, VA
BELL Treasures--Bedford, VA
Mountain Fruit and Produce--Bedford, VA
Southernmost Maple Camp--Bolar, VA
JM Cremp's--Dassel, MN
You might also find Hannah now and then at craft shows in Virginia.