Very few of God’s creatures evoke as much emotion in poem or song as the little bluebird. And yet, the saga of the bluebird is a dramatic story of its struggle for survival. The bluebird will not build its home on a limb of a tree, but has to have an enclosure–– a hole whittled out by a woodpecker in a tree, fence post, or the eve under a barn. But along came super highways and shopping malls and homes became scarce. And the bluebird almost disappeared. And that’s what prompted Mr. Jack Finch to begin building homes for his “friends.”
Linda and I visited the “Bluebird Man” as he was affectionately referred to. And when he discovered I was an artist and was thinking about doing a painting of them he took us for a long walk on what he called his “Bluebird Trail.” There, he hosted nearly a mile of bird boxes containing families of bluebirds. While showing us his vast array of homes for these incredible birds, he told us stories of wisdom that he had learned from observing his tiny friends. As we were about to leave he insisted on loading several of his “Home for Bluebirds” into our van. Looking off across the countryside he spoke almost as if he were in prayer and said, “Yes. I hope this nation of ours would somehow learn from our feathered friends the value of home and family. Perhaps if we’d listen more for the wisdom of bluebirds instead of the political rhetoric coming out of Washington, there still might be some hope for America.”
As we drove slowly out of his long driveway lined with bluebird houses, my wife said, “I believe you will paint the bluebirds, and when you do, you must name the painting, ‘Family.’” I did.
We are a small store that is quickly growing, and we have been blown away by all of the support and orders that have come through our online store! All of our Cageless Birds Store orders are personally processed, packaged and shipped out by our Cageless Birds staff and interns. We have a small but enthusiastic shipping team that is ready and excited to help make sure that your packages get to you as efficiently and safely as possible. When placing your order, please keep in mind that we are a young business, still learning and growing! Below you'll find some information about our shipping process and policies. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our shipping team any time via email at email@example.com.
Our shipping team usually processes orders Monday-Friday. Orders placed after 8 AM (EST) on Fridays will not be processed and shipped out until the following Monday morning. Once your order has been fulfilled and sent out for shipping, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you provided at the time of checkout. Please note that our shipping team also staffs all Cageless Birds and 18 Inch Journey events. Therefore, our shipping schedule may fluctuate due to schools, retreats or worship nights. If we anticipate any changes to our regular shipping schedule, we will post a notice on our website that will appear at checkout.
All orders are shipped via USPS. Domestic orders typically arrive within 2-5 business days. International orders typically take between 2-6 weeks depending on the country. Please keep these shipping times in mind when placing your order. The Cageless Birds Store does not currently offer rushed or expedited shipping. All shipping costs will be automatically factored in under the shipping section when placing your order. This expense will vary based on the shipping location and the size and weight of the package.
RETURNS AND REFUNDS:
If you’d like to return your item, our team will gladly work with you. If you’d like to return or exchange your item, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your original order number and which item you’d like to return. Refunds and exchanges are dealt with on a case-by-case basis and we cannot refund initial shipping costs. When making a return, the customer may be asked to cover the cost of shipping. Please note that only unused or undamaged merchandise is eligible for a refund.
We are constantly dreaming into new products and merchandise for our online store. All of our handmade goods are released in small batches. If you see something you love, we encourage you to act quickly as many of our new releases sell out very fast! Generally, our handmade items such as leather goods and pottery will be restocked, but styles and colors may vary. Please note that because these items are hand-crafted with care and excellence, times for restocking may also vary. Items such as CDs and books will be restocked regularly. If you have questions about a specific product that is out of stock, please email us and we’ll let you know if we are expecting to restock it in the future.