Frequently Asked Questions

At Northern Cards, there are no stupid questions. Here you can find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, though if you have any additional ones, you can contact us online here or send us an email to 



  Are your products high-quality?
They sure are! We use 300 GSM uncoated paper, which is both recycled and recyclable, and each card has its own premium envelope included. Some of our greeting cards have the added luxury of gold foil stamping, which literally makes these products shine! By applying a thin film of metal to the paper, we get gorgeous results and your customers will be even more tempted by the eye-catching designs.
  Do all of your cards come with envelopes?
Yes, each card has its own premium envelope included.
  Are your cards environmentally friendly?
Our cards are absolutely environmentally friendly. We use FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) paper, which means it's made from responsible sources and has been verified to meet their strict environmental and social standards.
  What exactly will I receive in my package when I order?
If you order our cards, they often come with their own lovely printed box that you can reuse, as well as envelopes. We're also branching out into selling home gifts too, such as our new magnetic notepads.
  Can you send me a catalogue of your cards?
We don't send out full catalogues, as our website shows our up-to-date catalogue of cards here and you can find all our cards on Amazon too. You can visit our Amazon Canada Store here and our Amazon US Store here to find out more.
  Can you send me samples of your cards?
For sure! If you are a wholesaler or distributor, contact us here, by email to or by calling 1 888 969 2599 during business hours and we will send you some samples.


  Do I have to register with your site to shop with you?
No, you don't need to register with our site but as our cards are on sale at Amazon, you'll need an Amazon account to buy our products. If you don't yet have an account, you can create one as you shop.
  How do I place an order online?
It's super easy. Just click on the Amazon link to the product from the listing to buy on Amazon. You can choose Amazon USA or Amazon Canada directly from our listings.
  What payment types do you accept?
Amazon accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express debit, credit, pre-paid credit and gift cards, as well as Amazon gift cards.
  Is there a minimum order spend?
You can easily check on Amazon before purchasing. If you have Prime membership, there may not be a minimum order spend at all!
  Do I get a discount for larger orders?
Yes! We strive to offer our wholesalers and distributors one of the highest margins in the industry. If you are planning on ordering more then 5,000 cards in a single order then send us an email or give us a call. We will sharpen our pencils and provide you with an even better price.
  I have a promotional code. How do I use it?
You can add your promo code to Amazon as you shop.
  Can I cancel an order?
This depends on Amazon, so check the order details in your account.


  How much does shipping cost?
Amazon Prime members can get free shipping, while non-Prime members can benefit from free shipping when spending a certain amount. You can easily check on Amazon once you have added products to your basket.
  Which carriers do you use to ship your products?
As we use Amazon's fulfilment centres, Amazon decides which shipper to use to deliver your goods, so you can check with them.
  Are your cards protected in storage at Amazon?
Definitely! We pack them well before shipping to the Amazon warehouses.
  When will you ship my order?
Amazon ships your order as soon as possible and Prime members may even benefit from one-day delivery!


  What is your returns policy?
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If for any reason you're not satisfied, we will refund your purchase price - no questions asked. Simply contact Amazon with your request and if for any reason it's not accepted, please send us a message via our 'Contact' section on our website.


  Do you accept artist submissions?
Yes! Digital files must be finished in every way, and completely ‘print ready’. All cards must include both an inside verse and an outside verse. We are not looking for photographic designs and the majority of our cards appear to be hand-drawn. We are a mainstream supplier and our market is North America. Cards can be traditional, contemporary, humorous or edgy but they can’t be profane in nature. Please review our online catalogue by clicking on our 'Cards' section, which will give you a guide to our successful designs for your reference. This is not meant to exclude other types of designs or other art styles, however; it’s meant purely as a sample of what has been appealing to our consumers. It’s also meant as a guidance as to the calibre of the work we require, though we are not looking for duplicates of these designs. Finished file(s) must be the folded size of 5.5” x 7.75”, the design can be portrait or landscape, and we must have an 1/8” bleed on all 4 sides. The artwork needs to be in vector format, with fonts outlined. Please submit PDF images for our initial review. Remuneration is $150.00 for each purchased design. Get in touch by email to and we'll take a look. We're available to answer questions and to provide general feedback but please note that our assessment committee only meets three to four times a year and then only contacts those artists we select to publish.


  I'm having an issue with browsing your site. What should I do?
We apologize if you're experiencing an issue. Please contact us here, by email to or by phone, on 1 888 969 2599 during business hours and our tech team will get onto it pronto.


  What is your privacy policy?
This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from (the “Site”). PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”. We collect Device Information using the following technologies: - “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit - “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps. - “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site. Additionally, when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information”. When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information. HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION? We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to: - Communicate with you; - Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and - When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services; and - Fulfill our orders using InterFulfillment. We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns). SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Shopify to power our online store--you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site -- you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights. BEHAVIOURAL ADVERTISING As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below: - Facebook: - Google: - Bing: Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: DO NOT TRACK Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser. YOUR RIGHTS If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below. Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States. DATA RETENTION When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information. CHANGES We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. MINORS The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 18, as it is targeted to wholesalers and distributors. CONTACT US For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by email to and we'll get back to you.


  How can I contact you online?
Easily! You can contact us here, by email to or you can email our Co-Founder and Publisher Jean-Paul Michael directly here.
  Can I speak to someone by phone instead of online?
Yes. You can call us on 1 888 969 2599 during business hours.