Send hugs from home to grandma, or your partner in a long distance relationship. You can't ask for a more personal gift than your handwritten message. Use your own words with your personal handwriting.
In the examples above, "mom", wrote the message and sent me the handwriting of the children to add. In the 2nd image, the children were just too young to write. So I typed the message in a child like font and put in the names.
Another image was a love letter my husband wrote to me in checking on the progress of our retirement home. He wanted to bring me back something, and thought instead of something from a store, he wanted something that took thought. He brought me a bag of sand, and a bag of dirt from the lot, our new home!
I then scanned the note and created this pillow. Its one of my favorite things!
That is exactly what I can do for you. You'll also see examples of items not "hugs" pillows. They are other handwriting pillows I've created and also available.
I do not have a limit on words as other sellers. However, not all writing can be scanned. I would be happy to review what you'd like created before you purchase, to determine if its suitable. I will enlarge it to fill the pillow. So you get a different look in some cases than a small piece of paper. But you will get the essence of the writing. Clear images work best, especially avoid shadows in the image.
Something as simple as a signature that you want to preserve makes a wonderful memory pillow.
To proceed, please order and send the image via convo... PNG or JPG... NOT PDF please.
Proofs are available -- I will send you a digital item to approve before you purchase at no charge when requested. The best images are those clear. But I've taken some images that clients have said "you probably can't do this" and made it happen.
This is made in true etsy spirit. Not only do I create the image as explained above, but the pillow case is made in my smoke free home. I bring the fabric home by the bolt, cut, apply the image using high heat and pressure and sew the cover.
There are three sizes to choose from. All include the insert so it's ready for giving. All have a zipper in the back.
You also have a choice of bleached cotton or natural osnaburg fabric. Its a wonderful cotton to work with, many compare it to burlap or linen. Many prefer it to burlap as it doesn't have the odor or fray-- and is certainly softer.
This is made to order, but I don't have a long turn around time. If you need it sooner, convo. I do not do rush fees, I either can or I can't. I'll be honest and let you know either way.
Please have a valid email and watch for convo's if there are any questions.
Lots of ways to live a personalized life at www.carrabelle.etsy.com
Shipping from United States
3-5 business days
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
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:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am very open to wholesale opportunities. I used to be an independent manufacturers rep. I know how wholesale works and how to support a buyer
Custom and personalized orders
Please check your personalization! If I make a mistake I will redo pronto. If you have made an error, I will remake pronto at 50% discount as a courtesy.
I love custom!
My proudest reviews are when customers use my tools to create a OOAK gift. No question or request will go unanswered.
Custom and personalized orders
I love customs! I will never share your photo, but in purchasing from my shop gives me permission to share my own photos.
Tracking an order.
Carrabelle is not responsible for errors made by the United States Post Office. I promise to ship within stated lead time. However, if your item is delayed past an "estimated arrival date" we apologize, but that is something that is outside of our control and recommend that you file a complaint with the USPS.
Tell me about osnaburg
I love using osnaburg fabric. Its a natural heavily woven cotton. It has a nice texture that many compare to linen or burlap. Many of my designs are very dense, and it takes the stitches better than a flat fabric. Sometimes there is a random thread that doesn't take the color or bleach.Just like you'd see in linen or burlap. There aren't a lot of them, sometimes we won't see one in a project, other times you'll get one or two. They are super small, visualize a single thread woven in about an inch of the fabric. The fabric may also have a slub, this is not a snag, with a hole as if you snagged a sweater. Nature doesn't create cotton uniformly and most embrace the organic look. Neither are flaws.
Jul 25, 2020
Bought this as gift, the person absolutley loved it!! Fast shipping and the seller was very helpful.
May 18, 2020
Such an appreciated personalized gift and seller was easy and prompt to work with. Thank you, thank you.
Dec 9, 2019
I received my pillow in the mail today, and it was absolutely perfect. My mom is going to boohoo when she opens her gift on Christmas! Thank you so much for creating the perfect sentimental gift. It looks amazing, and I can't wait to give it to her.
Nov 24, 2019
Saw the pillow and thought it was be a great gift for my sister who lives far from her grandchildren. Carol was patient and helpful. I’m not great on the computer and she really helped me thru the process,,,,and questions after question. Carol really went out of her way to make sure I would get it by Thanksgiving, and it arrived Saturday. She placed lol the handprints perfectly and it looks wonderful. Can’t wait to give it to my sister on thanksgiving. I love it and Carol was truly a pleasure to work with. Thank you