Below are questions I often get from my customers. Just click on a question to view the answer.
If these don’t answer your question, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!
Custom orders are very easy for you! Just place your order here for birthday invitations or here for birth announcements. On the ordering page, there are form fields to allow you to send us the information you want on your announcement or invitation.
Once you’ve placed your order and we have the information we need, Colin will get to work on your custom creation. He provides one design comp for you to approve based on your theme or idea. Two rounds of revisions can be made after he sends the design comp to you. A round of revisions works like this: you provide feedback or revisions you want made, and Colin makes those changes. That’s one round of revisions.
After one or two rounds of revisions, hopefully you will be happy with what we’ve created! If you’re not, additional revisions are extra. (Just so you know, we’ve never had a customer unhappy with a custom invitation or announcement. Colin always gets it right before the two rounds of revisions are up!)
Happy Little Monsters retains ownership of the design we create. You own your specific design with your child’s photo, name, and other information. You are free to do what you want with it. You can post it on Facebook, Instagram, etc. We only ask that you mention us in your post, if you’re happy with what we did! 🙂
Happy Little Monsters does retain the right to reuse the custom design we did for other customers, and place it on our online store. This is how we can offer custom work so cheaply. We use the custom work for new products in our store that other customers can purchase.
Custom birthday invitations and custom birth announcements take anywhere from 1-2 weeks for design time. Printing takes 3-4 days.
If you need something rushed, we can do it! Please see this page to place on order on Rush and to see Rush times.
Sorry, but no. All of our invitation and announcement pricing is for a printed product. We feel this is the best way to offer a great product.
Custom and semi-custom are both terms that refer to the type of design we provide and pertain to only invitations and announcements. A custom design means a design that is completely new and is not carried in our store. It is something we create for you.
A semi-custom design is something we carry in our store that we will change photos & information (name, dates, etc) on, but not the design itself. The majority of our invitations and announcements are semi-custom.
Our t-shirts, onesies, and bibs are all done using direct-to-garmet printing. This type of printing applies specialized textile inks directly into the fibers of the clothing that is being printed. It uses similar technology to a home inkjet printer, but much fancier. 🙂
Our t-shirts and onesies will remain just as bright and soft and won’t crack when properly cared for. Follow our guide below to avoid cracking or fading.
Guide to proper direct-to-garment printing care:
Washing: Wash inside out with cold water with similar colors using a gentle cycle
Ironing: If ironing is necessary, iron inside-out on the lowest setting
Drying: Tumble dry low or hang-dry
No-Nos: Avoid using bleach and do not dry clean.
Turnaround time varies by the type of product. See below for the different turnaround times:
Normal design time = 1-2 weeks
RUSH design time = 4-6 days
Normal printing time (for paper products) = 3-4 days
RUSH printing time (for paper products) = 1-2 days
Normal semi-custom design time = 4-5 days
RUSH semi-custom design time = 2-3 days
Normal printing time = 3-4 days
RUSH printing time = 1-2 days
T-Shirts & Clothing
Please note: T-shirts and clothing do not require any design time, so they are sent to printing within 1 business day. Therefore there is nothing to rush, except the printing:
Normal printing time = 3-5 days
RUSH printing time = 2-3 days