Shipping & Returns
How long will it take to receive my order?
Orders are shipped in 1-3 business days.
Small orders are shipped via First Class Mail by default. Larger orders are all shipped Priority Mail, because USPS doesn't give the First Class option for larger packages.
Unfortunately, the USPS is experiencing a lot of delays right now so holiday delivery dates cannot be guaranteed. Please be patient!
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.
I got a notification that my order has shipped but my tracking number isn't in the system. Where's my order?
You are sent a notification email as soon as I print the shipping label. So, if you received a notification but can't track your package that just means I haven't dropped it off at the post office yet. Check back later in the day or on the next business day if it's a weekend or holiday.
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 empower and inspire women and girls.
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 all one-for-one, and stickers are one-for-one 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. You can get discounted bulk packs here!