Helpful Hints on Using Our Website
Important: We have updated our website design, some of the below may no longer apply. After the busy holiday season we hope to have time to update below where applicable
If you encounter any problems while on our website, we would appreciate if you would let us know.
- Quick Hints- returning to our Home page, Category Page, Brand Page
- Wish Lists
- Change Display Size (Internet Explorer):
- Navigating our Website:
- Item Pictures & Colors
- Measurements & Weights
Click on our Logo to return to our home page.
Example: <<< Click to go to our Home Page
Quick Hints: Sub-categories:
Click on the category image (to the left the the page description) to return to the Main Category Page
Example: << Category icon found on left side of page description
Quick Hints: Brand:
Click on Brand above the item name on the item details page to view all items for that brand
We currently ship to the Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and Italy. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Paypal. (Phone Orders Visa & Mastercard Only)
[Ctrl] [+] - Hold down the control [Ctrl] key and press the plus [+] key.
To make the fonts, pictures, width of website SMALLER:
[Ctrl] [-] - Hold down the control [Ctrl] key and press the plus [-] key.
Return to the ORIGINAL size (default size)
[Ctrl]  (zero) - hold down the control key [Ctrl] and press the  (zero) key. (Note the shortcuts above should work on all websites if your browser is internet explorer - many other Windows based browsers use the same shortcuts.
Alternatively if you have a mouse with a roller wheel
- hold down the [Ctrl] key and roll the wheel on your mouse up and down to make the fonts larger or smaller. (Still use Ctrl + 0 to return to the default size)
to (EXCEPT IN THE CHECKOUT PROCESS - In the Checkout use the buttons at the bottom of the page to return to the shopping cart.
On the top portion of the left-hand menu are categories. The lower section includes brands that are well known in the gift field.
NAVIGATE ITEM PAGE:
At the bottom of the main item page we provide links to the pages/categories the item is listed under. We also try to provide a few similar items. Use the category links to view entire selections of similar items. (You may also use your internet browser back button to go back one page).
WHEN CLICKING ON A PICTURE TO ENLARGE IT - DO NOT
close the window. Always use your internet browser back button to return to the item page.
Except some oversized items which ship in the manufacture's box, all item are packaged safely inside a exterior shipping box with packing materials appropriate for the item. GLASS - If the manufacturer did not provide an individual box, we place most glass ornaments in a specialty or white Gift Box .
NON-GLASS - Depending on how fragile the item is, we will either package the item in a Gift Box or bubble wrap. Weights do not include the exterior shipping box nor packing materials used to cushion your items.
We take our own pictures as quickly as we can so you see what the ornament actually looks like. Our pictures will normally provide more than 1 view (usually a second view on the item page). We may temporarily use the pictures provided by the manufacturer which vary in accuracy. If there is more than 1 view on the item page, then we have taken our own picture of the item.
We do our best to depict actual colors (once we take our own picture). However, each person (and manufacturer) sets their colors and brightness of their computer monitor slightly different, sometimes very differently. As a result the colors and brightness you see may vary from one computer monitor to another but it should be fairly close. IF WE ARE UNABLE TO DEPICT THE CORRECT COLOR (as purple which camera's often do not reproduce accurately - we will make a note on the item page)>
If major parts of the item have a shiny-reflective finish we try to state that on the item description. Those areas often become lighter or darker depending on your personal lighting in the room (may appear bright red in direct sunlight and as dark red at night on a tree with only tree lights).
TOUCH UP PHOTOS:
We only touch up photos to more accurately depict the item. Sometime lighting/camera glare will give the appearance of a defect when there is not one. In those instances we touch up the photo. On some colors, as purple, camera's do not always depict the correct color, in those cases we adjust the color of the original photo to better depict the actual color.
- Weights are listed after the size details on the item page. Weights are for the item only. Generally accurate to 1/10th of an ounce (0.1 ounce).
- Packaged Weight: If we provide the "packaged weight" it includes the manufacturers packaging but NOT the final shipping weight with the exterior shipping box and packing materials. FINAL SHIPPING WEIGHTS vary depending on what was ordered. Often the shipping box & packing materials make up the majority of the final shipping weight. Example: A glass ornament weighing 1 ounce may have a final shipping weight of 12-13 full ounces due to packaging.
- We may temporarily use the manufacturers sizes, which are sometimes inaccurate.If we have provided a weight, we have made our own measurements.
- Our Measurements are approximate within 1/8 of an inch.
- Excluded in measurements: Ornaments with a round hanger wire at top DO NOT include the round wire portion in the size - typically allow up to 1/4" for the round hanger wire.
THE "X" BELOW POINTS TO THE ROUND HANGER WIRE WHICH IS "NOT" INCLUDED IN OUR SIZES