unique greeting cards with random subject matter
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Hello and welcome!  Fomato is a small greeting card line based in Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 2004 by Emmie Hsu, a freelance illustrator from Kansas (that's me, writing in the 3rd person).  The cards are sold in 400 retail shops in the U.S., Canada, and a few other random places.  Aside from some excellent sales reps and my unfortunate occasional minion, fomato is a 1-person operation.  I inspect your orders carefully before packing & shipping them out.  And if I go shopping with your credit card information, I make sure to buy only tasteful things.  Thanks for visiting!  It's lovely to meet you online. 

Order Processing 
Please allow 2-3 business days for order processing.  

Shipping - U.S.
Upon checkout, you’ll have the option of selecting USPS First-Class Mail, USPS Priority Mail, or Delivery By Extinct Pteradactyl.  Shipping rates are based on order weight and destination.  Please click “Update Cart” after you’ve entered your zip code to see the shipping rate.

Unfortunate weight limit on First-Class Mail
The USPS has a maximum weight limit (13 oz) on First-Class Mail, so any package weighing over 13 ounces (11 cards +) must be shipped via Priority Mail.  

Shipping - International
Orders can ship via USPS Priority Mail International (box packaging), a USPS Priority Mail International Flat-Rate Envelope (13 cards or less), or USPS First-Class Mail International.  Postal prices vary according to weight and destination.  Your order ships out within 2-3 business days, but please be aware that the package delivery time is unpredictable, and your order can take a relatively long time to arrive. 

Orders can ship to the following countries:  Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pluto, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the U.K.  If your country isn't on this list, it's generally because there has been a past issue with receiving USPS deliveries.  Feel free to contact me if you have questions about this or would like to place an order, or if you just want to chat about mojitos.

If your shopping cart is acting weird 
When in doubt, click “Update Cart.”

Order confirmation
You will receive an order confirmation e-mail once your order has been received.

Shipping confirmation
A shipping confirmation e-mail will be sent once your order has been shipped.

All orders are processed using an SSL secure server connection.  Please feel free to click on the GeoTrust certificate displayed on the bottom of the Cart page.  It is proof of the site's QuickSSL™ certificate secure server thingamabob.

Order minimum
There is a minimum order requirement of $7.  Thanks!

Payment options
Visa, Mastercard, Paypal and small juicy clementines.

Sales tax
Residents of California will be charged lots of sales tax.

Return policy
If you'd like to return or exchange your cards within 30 days, call or e-mail me and we'll work it out.  First I'll make you sing "We Can Work It Out," but afterwards will be glad to arrange a return/exchange.

Privacy policy 
I don't share your information with any third parties.  However, I reserve the right to Sharpie your cell number on club restroom walls under the words, “for a filthy, yet intellectually stimulating time.”  When someone calls you, please make sure you deliver or we both look bad.

Product details 
The cards are printed by a small family-run print shop in Santa Monica, CA, with vegetable-based inks and 100 lb. FSC-certified card stock.  The envelopes are Mohawk premium white vellum (this is just my way of saying they're super-nice envelopes). 

Go you! 
You've read to the end.  You deserve diamonds, gold and
Drunk History: Alexander Hamilton

2341 Edgewater Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90039

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