Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions govern your use of our website; by using and purchasing from our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full.

CONTRACT. These Terms and Conditions govern the supply of goods sold by Purple Mountain Designs to the customer (the purchaser) named on the order form provided on the Purple Mountain Designs website. Together with the completed order form, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire and only agreement between us in relation thereto.  Our acceptance of your order by delivery of the goods constitutes a legally binding contract between us on these terms and conditions



ORDERING. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 3 WORKING DAYS TO PRODUCE YOUR CARD AS ALL CARDS ARE HANDMADE TO ORDER.  OTHER ITEMS, SUCH AS PHOTO ALBUMS, WILL TAKE A FEW DAYS MORE TO MAKE.  Greetings cards may be ordered online using our secure link to PayPal. Simply click on the 'add to cart' buttons.  The total cost and postage payments will be calculated automatically and PayPal handle all credit and debit card payments.  You DO NOT need a PayPal account to pay using PayPal.  If you prefer you can opt to pay by cheque.  When paying by eCheque or Personal Cheque your order will not be dispatched until the cheque is cleared.

Next Day delivery available Mon to Thursday ONLY. If your order is urgent, please let us know and we will do our best to get it to you on time. If you would like a card sending by Royal Mail Special Delivery to guarantee next day delivery, please select this option during the checkout.  At busy times this option may not be available and this delivery option will not be an option offered at checkout.   Please note that orders placed after midday on Thursday may not be despatched until the following Monday.

PERSONALISATION.  Most of our greetings cards can be personalised on the front and inside with your own choice of wording. Please fill in your message in the box when you order.  Please note that personalised items cannot be returned unless faulty, damaged or if we have printed them incorrectly.  PLEASE TYPE YOUR MESSAGE EXACTLY AS YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO BE PRINTED - WITH CAPITALS, PUNCTUATION ETC.  Proofs are not automatically sent prior to posting but if you would like to see a pdf of your text before posting, just ask.  PLEASE CHECK YOUR E-MAIL JUNK MAIL FOLDER if requesting a pdf as they often end up there!

OUR CARD DESIGNS.  As every card is individually handmade by us there may be slight variations in designs and colours.  Our cards are largely unsuitable for small children under 3 years due to the glass tiles, mirrors and small parts which could come loose. The cards are for decorative use only and not intended as toys.

DELIVERY. Will usually be by first or second class mail.  Larger orders weighing over 2kg will be sent by courier and will require a signature on delivery.  Please see our delivery page for more information.  We will not be held liable for any loss caused to you by late delivery.   Please see our Delivery Page for more information.

RETURNS. We are sure that you will be delighted with the quality of our cards.  However, if you are not completely satisfied, please contact us. We regret that personalised items cannot be returned unless they are faulty as they are not resaleable. Our cards are carefully packaged to avoid damage in the post but in the unusual event  that your order is damaged in transit please contact us to arrange a return.  On receipt of the damaged goods we will send you a replacement or provide you with a refund.  Please obtain proof of posting if returning items as we will not provide refunds if items go missing in the post.

PRICES.  Prices are displayed on our website in British pounds.  All prices are inclusive if UK VAT.  We reserve the right to change the prices of the products at any time.  Payment is accepted by Sage Pay or PayPal or by using your online banking.

GENERAL.  Purple Mountain Designs can only be held liable for loss of to the cost of the product(s) purchased.  We aim to provide images and descriptions that accurately describe the products.  We may change these at any time.  



ORDERING. Many items can be ordered online.  However, because all orders are different and tailored to your own requirements and budget it is often easier to contact us directly via phone or e-mail to place your order.  In this case, we will provide you with a hard copy proof and no payment is required until you have checked that you are happy with your free proof

SAMPLES. As each card is made to order by hand, it is not possible to send out free samples. Invitation samples can be ordered at a cost of £1.50 each plus p&p using the 'Add to Cart' option with each design. This will take you to the secure PayPal website where you can pay online with a credit card. If you prefer, you may pay by personal cheque (made payable to 'Purple Mountain Designs'. Samples are usually sent within 2-3 working days of receiving payment.

CUSTOMISATION. It is our aim to provide you with stationery that exactly meets your requirements. If you require different wording, typeface, or colours, please contact me and I will happily make up samples in your chosen colours. No order is too small!

ENVELOPES AND INSERTS. White envelopes are included with invitations, reply cards and thank you cards. These can be upgraded at an additional cost to coloured or pearlescent envelopes depending on the size of your design.  Invitations, Orders of Service and Menus also include printed insert pages in a co-ordinating paper.

PROOFS. Once we have received your order by e-mail, phone or online, we will send you a proof copy for your approval. Please check all the details, make any amendments, then sign and return the proof. If you wish to amend your order after you have returned the proof, a further charge will be involved and your order may be delayed. Minor changes after the return of the proof but prior to production starting may be acceptable by e-mail, in which case a pdf proof of the changes will be provided by e-mail.  Your reply to this e-mail constitutes your acceptance of the changes provided.

PAYMENT. Payment in full is required on the return of your proof, either by cheque, online bank transfer, paypal invoice or online.  Materials will not be purchased and work will not commence on your order until we have received payment.

DELIVERY. A date for delivery of your stationery will be agreed with you in advance. We aim to complete all orders within 4-6 weeks of receiving your signed proof. If you require your stationery sooner, please ask, and we'll try to accommodate you if possible. Small orders can often be completed in 2-3 weeks. Postage will be charged at cost, depending on the size and weight of your completed order. You are welcome to order your stationery in stages, for example you can order the invites initially and then when you know the final guest numbers order the rest of the place settings, orders of service etc. However, please note that there will be a delivery cost for each part of your order. This is usually a maximum of £10 and will be by Royal Mail Special Delivery or courier. Deliveries to UK Highlands and Islands, including the Isle of Wight and Isle of Man are usually more. We are very happy to provide a quote for delivery overseas. You are responsible for any customs payment required on delivery.

CANCELLATIONS AND RETURNS. You may cancel your order any time until we receive your signed proofs. Once we have received your signed proofs and payment, your order cannot be cancelled. As the stationery is personalised, we will not accept returns unless the stationery has not matched your signed proof or arrives damaged.

COPYRIGHT.  All copyright and design rights in any of our designs including the production of any stationery tailored specifically for you are owned by Purple Mountain Designs.



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