Shipping & Returns
How long will it take to receive my order?
To keep my sanity, orders are shipped on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by 3pm. Please note that orders placed after 3pm on Fridays and during the weekend will be shipped on Monday.
Small orders are shipped via First Class Mail by default, but you can select Priority Mail to get it shipped to you faster. Larger orders are all shipped Priority Mail, because USPS doesn't give the First Class option for larger packages.
My order arrived incomplete or damaged! What do I do?
Ugh - that's the worst! Please contact me with your order number and what went wrong and I'll help you out.
About MLT and the one-for-one coloring books
So, what is Make Lovely Things exactly?
At the moment, Make Lovely Things is just me: Kim Bonner. I'm an artist from Michigan who loves to paint, draw, and create coloring books. My goal is to create printed goods that inspire and support dreamers, doers, and world-changers like you!
What's the deal with these Courageous Coloring books?
Many times foster kids arrive at a new placement with a trash bag full of hastily gathered items or even just the clothes on their back. I wanted to create something that could be given to a girl in foster care that would be an encouragement to them during a stressful time. I worked with a foster care program director and a school counselor to get feedback on the text of the workbook. It was important to me that everything in this book would be useful to them.
In May of 2017 I started collecting donations to print 300 copies for DePaul Community Resources, a foster care organization in Virginia. In less than 48 hours I had collected all the money needed to print the books! As people found out about the idea, they started asking if they could buy copies for themselves. That was my eureka moment; I realized I could sell coloring books to fund the coloring workbooks that I’d give away. So the one-for-one program was born!
What about your products other than Courageous Coloring? Are they one-for-one also?
The Courageous Coloring books and workbooks are one-for-one, and for every FOUR coloring cards purchased, another coloring workbook is given away as well.
I work for a foster care organization - how do we request coloring books for our organization?
I'd love to talk to you! Please use the contact page to get in touch with me and I'll send you more info about the one-for-one program.
I work for a school or other organization that serves kids - do you offer discounts for a large amount of books?
Yes! At this time, the one-for-one program only applies to organizations that serve foster kids, but I think that these coloring workbooks are beneficial for any girl. I can offer a discounted rate to organizations that want to purchase 30 or more copies. Please contact me for more information!