Animal Birthday Chalkboard / Pet Birthday Chalkboard / Dog Birthday Chalkboard / Cat Birthday Chalkboard / Printable Pet Birthday Chalkboard


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Let's celebrate our pets! This board is great for animal parties as well as a photo prop! Please read this entire listing carefully. This listing is for a DIGITAL file in jpeg format. The size recommendations for this design is 16x20. If you have another size preference, please select that size. NOTHING WILL BE PHYSICALLY SHIPPED TO YOU.

The file may be printed on card stock or regular paper and then mounted onto foam board or placed in a frame. Most office supply stores will print the poster and mount it on foam board for you! Some places (like Costco) have a poster board printing option. Again, you will only be receiving a DIGITAL file from me, NOTHING will be physically mailed to you.

HOW TO PURCHASE - When you checkout, please let me know all information that you would like included on your board in the note to seller box. Information to include:

Name to be displayed on top of poster:
Type of animal (as specific as possible...i.e. miniature schnauzer):
Favorite foods: (2-4 foods)
Favorite toys: (2-3 toys)
Things your animal loves: (5 things…i.e. playing outside, swimming)
Board colors (Sparky or Todd or your own selected colors):
Best friends: (please indicate by names if they are another pet (what kind i.e. dog, cat, etc.) or person)
Email address where to send final file (please do not use a work email address as they reject most files due to size):
DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE A PHOTO OF YOUR PET (this can't be included during checkout so please email to me at letsgetchalky2 [!at] or send in a message to me here on Etsy)!

*For larger boards (sizes 20x30 and up, you have the option to add the 'I can' section of things your dog can do (up to 4) or 'My special trick is' if you dog has one. Please include one category OR the other if you so choose. These categories can also be swapped on smaller boards for other categories.

RECEIVING YOUR FILE - You will receive your proof via etsy convo within 4 business days from when you purchase. Once approved, your digital file will be ready shortly after. Your finalized digital file in jpeg format will be sent via email to the address provided (otherwise it will be sent to your Etsy associated email account). Nothing will be sent to a mailing address.

** Need your file sooner? No worries! :) Please also purchase the 24 hour rush listing or the 48 hour rush listing located in my 'Rush Fees' Section on the left hand side of my shop. This will bump you ahead in line ensuring you get your file in time.

By purchasing this listing, you are agreeing that you have read and understood this listing info and all of my shop policies. Follow me on Facebook:!


I accept payment through Direct Checkout and PayPal. Once payment has been received, I will start making your order (pending I have all of your details for the board). Once an order has been started, there are no cancellations.

Shipping from United States

Shipping is via EMAIL once the board has been completed. Etsy automatically sends out a shipping notification once an order has been completed. Please read this notification email as it clearly states you have received your order via EMAIL. NOTHING IS PHYSICALLY SHIPPED TO YOU. I ONLY SELL DIGITAL FILES.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Request a cancellation within: 1 hours of purchase

I don't accept returns or exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

Because the boards are custom made, there are no refunds. Once your personalized poster file has been made, I will send you a proof via Etsy. Please double check your proof prior to approving for final release of the file.

Your poster will be created based on the listing design you purchase, unless we had discussed a custom design for you in messages prior to purchase. Once I have sent the proof, revisions can be made to the poster. However if a different design is wanted all together, you will be asked to purchase the desired listing, and I am unable to provide a refund for the poster that you had previously purchased.



My turnaround time is 4 BUSINESS DAYS. I do not work on the weekends (unless there is a rush order) or on holidays. For example, if you order on a Monday, plan on having your proof (and final file) on that Friday. Sometimes you receive your file earlier but due to being a single business owner and mom of two, I give myself this amount of time.

Please note that my turnaround time begins once ALL information is received.

**BE CERTAIN** of the size that you order (you're able to print it, find a frame for it, etc). Once the proof has been started, you may be subject to an additional fee if you want a different size than ordered.

PLEASE double check the file before printing to avoid extra printing costs. Once printed, I am not responsible for errors since you have had the sample and the final product to look over. If you notice an error prior to printing, please let me know and I am happy to correct it. :)

Files are for personal use only. No commercial use allowed. If you attempt to sell, redistribute or pass off any of my designs as your own you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent. All of my designs are copyrighted and owned by Lets Get Chalky, LLC.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a REAL chalkboard?

No, this is not a REAL chalkboard, nor will anything be shipped to a mailing address. I make a design as a digital file and send to you as a JPEG file (picture file). You are required to print yourself.

How do I print?

When printing:
Download the attachment to your desktop.­­ Please note that opening the file on a smart phone or tablet will cause the file to be reduced in size/quality. If forwarding the file to a store or another email address, please do so from your computer. The files I send you are of the highest quality, so if they are pixelated or blurry, you have compromised the file. Please print the size dimension that the file is stated to be. If you want a different size dimension file, you must let me know so I can resize the file for you. This may be an additional fee depending on the design you have chosen.

Where do I print?

One, you can just get it printed at any printing and/or frame company. Just be sure to print ‘matte’, otherwise it will lose the ‘chalkboard’ look. It’s best to have it printed on cardstock and go from there. You can place in a frame without glass to enhance the ‘chalk look’ or in a glass frame which will look just as nice (I suggest non-glare glass)

Two, you can go to Costco. They do a thicker poster board for certain sizes. There is a white border on the front which you cannot remove but also gives it a framed look.

Three, you can go to Walgreens, Kinkos or Office Depot and have them print on card stock and mount on foam board. This looks best in my opinion for parties or photos shoots (I've found Office Depot is the cheapest).

I need my file by X date, when should I order?

My turnaround time is 4 business days for a proof. I do not work weekends or holidays unless an order is rushed. You should plan to order closest to the date needed but also allowing for enough time to print (I suggest ordering 7 days prior to when you need your file). Many places print same day but I would call first. I suggest for last minute orders you also purchase my rush shipping. This is located under "Rush Fees" (there are sections on my Etsy store which you can sort by). This will ensure your file will be delivered by the date needed.

Please note this turnaround time is ONLY for birthday chalkboards.

But wait..I have to print it?

Yes. I do not ship your item and this is not a real chalkboard. However, all photos shown on my shop are pictures from customers who have printed the boards themselves. The process is very simple if you read through and follow my instructions. I'm also always available via email to discuss any questions or concerns you might have!

What is your turnaround time for everything else?

Pregnancy announcements: 2 business days (unless custom)
Invitations/thank you cards: 2 business days
Back in 19xx milestone boards: 2 business days
Custom orders: depends, but usually 3-4 business days

Again, birthday chalkboards are 4 business days from date ordered.

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