Five Simple Steps from Design to Delivery
1. Let’s talk about creating your keepsake
I want to make sure that the keepsake meets your expectations, so I will ask you some questions, and I’m sure you will have some questions for me. We will explore elements and colors you would like to include, size and frame preferences, and shipping and gift wrapping options. You can have a lot of input into the design, or you can leave it all to me. Finally, we will discuss pricing options that will fit within your desired budget.
2. Place your order
After we have established a general outline for your keepsake, I will email you a confirmation of our discussion and a contract for you to sign electronically. The contract and attached statement of work will confirm the size, special requests, deadlines and payment.
3. Gathering and sending your materials
Collect everything you want to be part of your Carol Colman Collages framed collage, including anything that would add meaning to your keepsake. Please include shipping information and payment if paying by check. (I will send you a handy-dandy checklist before you mail your package to me.)
4. Approve your keepsake’s design
When the design is finished and the piece is laid out as a rough draft, I will email you a photograph of the draft design. If adjustments are needed, I will send a photograph of and updated draft for you to approve by email. Once I have your written approval of the design by email, I will complete the collage and notify you when it has shipped.
5. The fun part — receiving and enjoying your gift!
Enjoy the finished product — or watch for a glowing thank-you note and bask in the satisfaction of having given the perfect gift!
Please note that payment in full is required before keepsakes or gift certificates can be shipped. We offer different payment options. We accept personal checks, or credit cards through PayPal.
Standard size collages are 11″x14″, 12″x16″, and 16″x20″.
Custom Sizes, Frames and Matting — Priced individually
Prices include shipping within the continental United States and gift wrapping (upon request).
Once we provide a final quote, we will send you an invoice through Paypal to pay your balance.
If you choose to pay by check, please include a check for the full amount payable to Carol Colman Creations in the package of keepsake materials.
Gift certificates are available! And they come in a frame!
Contact Carol for details and more information.
Products & Policies: What CCC Will Do
Our ready-to-hang keepsakes come framed with UV-protecting acrylic, which is lighter and more durable than glass but requires special care. A special cleaning cloth and care instructions are included with each collage.
Prices begin at $129 and include gift wrapping and standard shipping by FedEx within the continental United States.
Costs are based on delivery of your keepsake within three weeks after I receive your materials and payment. Most orders can be delivered anywhere in the continental United States within five business days.
We encourage you to order as early as possible for upcoming events. Need your keepsake finished and delivered in less than three weeks? Rush service is available (additional charges, including shipping, may apply).
Photographs that you send to me can be included in keepsakes at no extra charge. However, if you send an original photograph that you would like to be returned or restored, I will be happy to scan, retouch, and reprint your photo; small additional fees may apply, and additional time may be required.
If the materials are too large for the size you have selected, I will contact you to discuss your options before proceeding.
Sales tax is added to all orders from customers in Massachusetts.
Important Information: What You Need To Do
You are responsible for delivering materials in good condition that you would like included in your Carol Colman Collages keepsake (we cannot be responsible for any items that are damaged in transit).
You must tell us if there is a particular date by which you need the finished product.
You also are responsible for telling us anything that would affect our design work — the desire for a specific second color, for example, or the need to absolutely avoid a certain color).