This inspirational poem was inscribed on the wall of Mother Teresa's children's home in Calcutta. Like all our signs, this piece is handmade out of pine wood. We’ll carve the letters into the painted background for a lasting piece of art! The edges of this sign are lightly sanded to give a rustic look. Sign measures 12"W x 30"H and is ready to hang using the attached sawtooth hook.
People are often unreasonable,
irrational, and self-centered.
FORGIVE THEM ANYWAY.
If you are kind, people may accuse
you of selfish, ulterior motives.
BE KIND ANYWAY.
If you are successful, you will win some
unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
If you are honest and sincere,
people may deceive you.
BE HONEST AND SINCERE ANYWAY.
What you spend years creating,
others could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness,
some may be jealous.
BE HAPPY ANYWAY.
The good you do today
will often be forgotten.
DO GOOD ANYWAY.
Give the best you have,
and it will never be enough.
GIVE YOUR BEST ANYWAY.
In the final analysis,
it is between you and God.
IT WAS NEVER BETWEEN
YOU AND THEM ANYWAY.
- Mother Teresa -
Please allow 2-3 weeks to create and ship your sign. We’ll send tracking information once it ships!
Makes a great gift too!
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS CAN I USE?
We accept credit cards through Etsy and PayPal.
DO YOU CHARGE SALES TAX?
Items shipped to a Washington address are subject to sales tax.
HOW MUCH DOES SHIPPING COST?
Because our items are made from solid pine or birch plywood, they are not light! Etsy calculates shipping rates automatically, based on where you live and the size of the item ordered. If it turns out that we've vastly overcharged you, be assured that we'll issue you a refund once we know the actual cost of shipping.
WHAT IF I WANT TO ADD TO MY ORDER AND NOT PAY ADDITIONAL SHIPPING?
Please contact us immediately so we can combine the orders. We'll then refund you the extra shipping cost.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ORDER?
We strive to ship orders approximately two weeks after cleared payment and approval of your digital proof, if applicable. This lead time may increase during busier seasons so check our shop announcement to be sure.
WHAT SHIPPING SERVICE DO YOU USE?
USPS Priority Mail (with tracking numbers). Once shipped, your order should arrive within 2-3 business days.
WHAT ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING?
We will gladly ship to international locations! However, because our signs are heavy and relatively large, shipping internationally is very expensive. You can easily check shipping rates in the “Shipping” tab in each listing.
WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?
Non-personalized items in new condition can be returned within 30 days for a full refund minus the cost of shipping. The customer is responsible for adequately packaging the product and shipping it back to our shop; refund will be issued upon receipt of the product in new condition. Personalized items are not eligible for refund.
WHAT IF AN ORDER IS DAMAGED IN SHIPPING?
We do our best to package the items as well as possible, but shipments in transit aren’t always handled with the utmost care. If you receive your item with damages, please send us a photo of your damaged product (and packaging) and we will either re-make and send you the item, or refund you the cost of the item. We want to make it easy for you, but also must document the damage for our records. All damage/refund requests must be submitted within 14 days of receipt.
WHAT IF A SHIPMENT IS LOST OR STOLEN?
We ask that all buyers provide addresses for shipping that are able to be checked frequently. Every so often an item is lost in route or stolen (particularly around the holidays). It is neither Rustic Pine Designs' nor the customer's fault. Please contact us immediately so we can remake the item. We ask that you pay for the shipping & we will remake the item at no charge and ship back to you.
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT TURNAROUND TIME?
Our average production time is 2 weeks AFTER proof approval, if applicable. We will send you a digital proof of your personalized sign within 3 business days after you pay for your order. If our current production time is longer than 2 weeks, we'll post it in our shop announcement in the header of our main shop page.
An exact image of the digital proof you receive is used to make your sign, therefore we're not responsible for spelling errors or date errors on the sign. Please double check the proof!
DO YOU MAKE CUSTOM SIGNS?
Yes! We gladly accept custom orders... please convo us and let us know what you have in mind and we can make it happen! The charge for custom orders will depend upon the size of the sign and the type and amount of lettering/design requested.
Complex & custom orders may take longer than the stated turn around time, depending on how busy we are at that time.
Information We Collect
To fulfill your order, you must provide us with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to us), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide us with additional personal information (for a custom sign order, for example), if you contact us directly.
Why We Need Your Information and How We Use It
We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
- as needed to provide our services, such as when we use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for our mailing list;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about our customers is important to our business. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
- Service providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our shop, such as delivery companies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
- Compliance with laws. We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
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How to Contact Us
For purposes of EU data protection law, Rustic Pine Designs is the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at email@example.com. Alternately, you may mail us at:
Rustic Pine Designs, 8325 Mountain Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065 USA
We love custom orders! Just send us a convo with your idea and approximate size, and we'll be glad to work with you if we can.
Because we use solid wood and because of the way Etsy calculates shipping, getting the sign(s) to you can seem pricey! Please know that we do NOT make a profit on shipping, and if you end up overpaying in shipping costs, we'll always refund the difference after we ship an order.
If you're sending a gift to someone, please be sure to edit the shipping address accordingly. We are also happy to include a gift note for you; just convo us with the message! We do not include packing lists or receipts with shipments, so the gift recipient will need some way of knowing who the gift is from!
All our signs feature carved lettering instead of the vinyl lettering or painted lettering that most other signmakers use. We cut and paint the wood, then use a wood router mounted to a CNC machine to carve the words/lettering into the sign. This lettering is left the natural wood color and is not painted.
Because our signs are made from pine boards (not manufactured MDF), there will be knots and other imperfections that aren't considered "defects". We believe this adds to their rustic beauty and uniqueness, making each item a true work of art. Be assured that we hand-select each board and do everything in our power to ensure its structural integrity.
Apr 10, 2018
This is beautiful! I like everything about it! It received it earlier than I thought I would and it's already hanging up in our entry way! Such a nice piece!
Aug 27, 2017
Well made and a perfect gift! Except I want one for myself now. =)
Feb 17, 2017
Beautiful plaque! Everything & More than I imagine once I received the plaque. Wood quality-exceptional. Paint color-right on! Lettering-exceptional. (Any lettering added on wood can be tricky). I like the Rusticness. Delivery 10++++ I'll pass this piece of fine art down to my generations!
Feb 14, 2017
Shipped on time and the color fits with my color theme in the house (Teal). It's the perfect addition to decor.
Aug 23, 2016
Beautiful color of blue! Just what I was hoping for!