You guys know how much I love to put a little Disney into every day, especially on a budget, so I am so excited to share with you this absolute GENIUS I found on Etsy a little while back.
It was late at night, and I was getting frustrated with the lack of finding a Dory shirt for myself online with the saying I wanted. I was browsing Etsy, searching, "Dory" when up popped this!
(click on any picture to take you right to the link)
How could any Dory lover not like these? But then I made the mistake of clicking to see what else MadeByMelephant had for sale, and let me tell you....it took almost a week for me to decide on which two headbands I wanted. Yes, I'm not joking! A week! She's got so many amazing prints, and they come in different styles and it's not just headbands for sale there either! There are loads of adorable ears:
(And since the ones at the park squeeze my head too much, I'll have to buy some here before our next trip if I don't just go with my headbands and coordinating outfits!)
But she's also got skirts, and scarves too! There's even a clearance section! How awesome is that?
Her prices are so reasonable, it was actually a little bit of a surprise that all of the headbands are just $8.95 each. Shipping is good too! Here a tip! It's $2.95 to ship one, but only $3.95 to ship 2!
You can get Disney prints, Marvel prints, Star Wars, Holiday (even sports teams and Pokemon!)....it goes on and on! I have never, never seen half of these prints before!
I haven't even gotten to the best part through. MadeMyMelephant has the BEST customer service of ANY Etsy shop I've ever bought from. Usually, I like to browse Etsy, and I want to support the creativity of individual artists, and "buy local" if you will, but I've not had good luck with the actual buying. There have been the sellers who took weeks to mail out something, the sellers who never replied to questions, or, the sellers who never sent items. Even though I love Etsy, it's been a little while since I've bought there. I admit, I was holding my breath a bit, but even though the headbands were coming all the way across the US, they got to me, custom made, in just a week's time! My headbands were carefully packaged in tissue paper, then inside of plastic to protect them.
Mel was also very understanding and quick reply and to help when I asked her about custom sizes and wondered if I could get the headbands made a little larger. She helped explain the differences between the two different styles of headbands she sells. (The ribbon looking elastic is much stretchier!) I placed another order, and quick as anything, I had custom sized headbands! They are perfection and really help bring the Disney into my day! Do you see how well they fit? The perfect shape, too! (And isn't my just turned 10 year old great with a camera!?)
What's really exciting to me, is that there is a headband for everything! There's a seasonal print for almost every holiday, like the recent Halloween print, but also more Christmas prints that you could possibly choose from. I'm desperately wanting to get some new ones, but again, I'm looking and can't figure out which ones I want the most! Do you see what I mean? How can you favor one over another? What a terrible choice to have to make, when you just can't buy them all!
I have been rotating my headbands nonstop over the last few weeks, and they have held up incredibly well! The elastic is still stretchy, the seams on the fabric are still tight, and the shape is still there, despite my usual habit of tossing them into a drawer. Not a bit wrinkly. I feel confident that if I needed to, I could even wash them and all would be well!
The quality of these headbands are outstanding, and I am so, so happy I found this awesome little shop! Go there, browse around, and try one for yourself! The products and care put into each order, are absolutely second to none! I promise you, you will not be disappointed in the product, or the quality. I also can't think of a single person who'd be unhappy to get one of these wrapped up for Christmas!
Click the picture below to browse her entire shop!