Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Our Guarantee!
    2. How long will it take to get my order?
    3. How much will shipping cost?
    4. Do you have sample greeting card verses?
    5. Can I write my own completely custom greeting or verse?
    6. Can I have my return address printed on my envelopes?
    7. Will I see a proof before placing my order?
    8. What card stocks do you have available?
    9. Can I show someone else my proof before placing my order? (Yes)
    10. Can you print my logo on cards, calendars and envelopes? (Yes)
    11. Do you have self-sealing envelopes available? (Yes)
    12. Can you print signatures inside our cards? (Yes)
    13. Can I use a custom (Pantone® Matching System, or PMS) ink color for my greeting or logo? (Yes)
    14. How do I save a design that I’m working on? (coming soon!)
    15. Are your cards sustainably produced – do you use FSC certified papers? (Yes)
    16. How do you ship my order? (UPS, unless you are in Canada)
    17. Can you ship orders to Canada? (Yes)
    18. What is your minimum order quantity? (still just 25!)
    19. What if I notice a mistake after I’ve already placed my order, or need to change the quantity? (Call us!)
    20. I have a coupon code for a discount – how do I apply it to my order? (You can enter a coupon code on the cart page before checkout.)
    21. Can you design completely custom cards for me with my own photos? (Yes – just call)
    22. I need help – can you set a proof up for me? (Yes, give us a call!)


How long will it take to get my order?
Standard Stuff: Non-customized cards ship 12 – 48 hours after we receive your order. Orders for custom printed cards and calendars generally leave our warehouse 9 – 12 business days after your order is placed.

Complicated Stuff: If you have urgent circumstances, we’ll do our best to accommodate you whenever possible – be sure to give us a call. (Please see note below.) Please allow a little extra time if you have particularly complex artwork, are requesting hard copy proofs (charges apply) or we are building a custom design for you requiring multiple edits and proofs.

Transit/Shipping: All cards and calendars are shipped from our Portland, Oregon location, so the time in transit to you will depend on the UPS shipping method you chose at checkout. UPS Ground is the most economical, and generally takes only a few days to California, but can take up to 7 -10 days to reach the East Coast (especially during the holiday season (late November through December). We always recommend choosing at least 3 Day Select shipping if you are placing an order for holiday cards anytime after mid November, and at least 2 Day Air shipping after the first of December. Please note: While our policy is to process your orders in the order that we receive them, we do have a fond place in our heart for excellent excuses and will try to help if you have an emergency! (There may be an additional charge to rush orders received after Thanksgiving.)
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How much will shipping cost?
We ship our products with UPS, and charges will depend on your quantity (weight), your distance from Oregon, and the shipping speed you have selected. Once you have your products in the cart, you’ll be able to select different shipping speeds and easily compare costs.
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Do you have sample greeting card verses?
Yes, you can see Cardphile’s list of standard greeting card verses here. They are available for you to select using our online card editor during the Personalization session of your order, and you are free to modify them, or write your own unique message.
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Can I write my own completely custom greeting or verse?
Absolutely – we encourage you to do so! Whether you are using our online card editor or placing your order by phone, there is never an extra charge for writing your own greeting. You can write as many lines as you like, as long as it fits on the card, and proofs are always included free of charge. Click here for a look at some of the great things our customers have shared with clients and friends.  Go ahead, be creative!
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Can I have my return address printed on my envelopes?
Of course you can. All orders for cards and calendars automatically include a matching quantity of our premium, blank, white announcement greeting card envelopes – you don’t need to do anything else to include them in your order.
However, you can choose to have them printed with your return address for an additional $40/M ($40 per thousand envelopes). Once you’ve finished personalizing your cards or calendar greetings and added them to your shopping cart, just click on the button that you will see in your cart to upgrade or personalize your envelopes. This will take you to the envelopes selection page, where you’ll be able to select printed envelopes and proceed to edit, proof, and add return addressed envelopes to your cart.
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Will I see a proof before placing my order?
Yes you will! Once you click on the Personalize button for the design you’ve chosen (make sure to choose Card Stock and Quantity first), you’ll see an editing window. Here you can choose from pre-set verses or write your own, then add your name or company name, and see a proof when you are finished. (Just click on the “View Pdf” button at the top of the editing window to download a printable proof to your computer.) When you’re finished, just click “Approved” and your finished product will be added to your cart!
And when you place your order by phone, we will email you a free proof for your review prior to printing your order.
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What card stocks do you have available?
Most cards and calendars are available on 5 different card stocks, and all are FSC certified. The Forest Sustainability Council ensures that all of the raw materials used to create the paper are sustainably sourced and documented. Most of our papers contain recycled content whenever possible– if you need a 100% recycled paper, give us a call and we can do that too!
Satin (AEC): This is our 110#, matte finish, bright white card stock. We give it a special satin coating on the card front to further enhance and sharpen the image. Since the inside of this card stock is not coated, it is suitable for hand signing your greetings if you wish.
Uncoated (SMO): Uncoated card stock is not shiny, but rather has a beautiful soft finish, like writing paper, on both sides. This nice heavy card stock is 100# bright white, and a beautiful complement to many of our designs.
Pearlescent (SGP): Ooh…everything just glows on this beautiful, pearlescent, 105# greeting card stock! It makes any design look special, but those with wide ranges of colors, blends and gradients are particularly outstanding.
Silver Metallic (SGS): Just like the Pearlescent (SGP), this silver metallic card stock sets your greeting apart. It actually is a silver color throughout the paper (both inside and out) and colors are deepened when printed on this beautiful, luxe card stock.
WaterColor Texture (ART): Bright white, thick and with a rich water-colory texture, this very special paper begs to be handled. This is a perfect card stock for many of our designs, and super easy to hand sign. It has a beautiful, uncoated (not shiny) textured finish – also perfect for our corporate logo notecards!
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