Category Archives: Announcements

News and other various announcements.

Open for Business to Help You Cope with COVID-19

Updated May 11, 2020

Our regular employees are back at work, eager to fill your orders quickly. Our customer service hours are now 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Central Time.

With the return of our employees, we are now once again able to entertain requests for custom work.

Note about expedited shipping: The increased rates for expedited shipping are still in effect. Due to additional surcharges being added by FedEx for expedited services, we are raising our rates for expedited shipping options by $1.00. For 2-Day shipping, add an additional $18.00 (instead of $17.00) to the base rate. For Next Day shipping, add an additional $29.00 (instead of $28.00) to the base rate. Also please note that FedEx is not guaranteeing delivery times on any services, and we therefore are not able to guarantee those services.

March 20, 2019

During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, while we remain open for business, all of us at The Printery House at Conception are concerned about the safety and well-being of our customers, families, and friends.

Our hearts are with those of you who have been personally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as well the communities and businesses around the world that are taking extreme measures to slow the spread of this virus.

Do Not Fear Framed Print

The Printery House at Conception is currently operating on our regular hours and committed to continuing our ministry and service to you while also ensuring the health and safety of all of our employees. For over 60 years, we have proudly served you by sharing the Christian faith through the creation and distribution of Christian greeting cards, Christmas cards, Catholic prayer cards, and other contemporary religious are and Catholic gifts. We remain committed to our mission of bringing the Gospel to every person and every situation, especially the difficult ones. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our employees, their work, and your orders. At this time, the virus has not yet reached our rural area, but we are making preparations in the event we have to send employees home for their safety. If that occurs, we hope that our monks, who live here on campus, will be able to keep our business open and maintain at least a portion of our day to day operations and continue serving you. We realize that being able to send a card to a loved one may be one of the only forms of personal communication left during this time of isolation. For this reason, we are doing all we can to ensure our continued service to you during this difficult time.

For more details about the precautions, the entire campus of Conception is taking visit, www.conceptionabbey.org/information-regarding-coronavirus-covid-19.

Be assured of our continued prayers for all of you and those ill and affected by these recent events.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-322-2737 or sales@printeryhouse.org. As any updates become available, they will be posted here.

The Printery House at Conception: Living the Benedictine Tradition

Got Five Minutes? Send a Card to Caleb During the First Printery House Card Party

Caleb 1Not sure what you’ll need to get done today? Take five minutes to send a note of encouragement to Caleb Adwell, who is fighting a brave battle against a rare form of cancer. As part of the first “Cards for Caleb Card Party,” your note can help flood his mailbox with hope. It might be the most impactful five minutes you’ll spend today.

The 15-year old of Ravenwood, Mo., a small community near Maryville, Mo., has a pair of malignant non-germinomatous germ cell tumors. This rare type of germ cell tumor can also secrete chemicals into the spinal fluid, resulting in the need for more aggressive cancer treatments. The tumor in the brain has impacted Caleb’s vision and led to severe headaches, dizziness and other symptoms. Caleb is receiving treatment at Children’s Mercy Hospital, and is likely to be there for an extended period.

“The most challenging part of working through treatments has been all the unexpected setbacks we have had,” says Jennifer Adwell. “Caleb has seizures, weight loss, energy loss, weakness in swallowing and also in his shoulders, double/blurry vision, and difficulty speaking.”

During November and December, The Printery House, an apostolic work of the monks and employees of nearby Conception Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in northwest Missouri, is hosting “Cards For Caleb: A Card Party with The Printery House.” The goal is to encourage fans and friends of The Printery House to flood Caleb’s mailbox with cards of hope. From now through mid-December, send a card or two to Caleb Adwell, and ask your friends and family to do the same. There’s something about receiving a card with a handwritten message that makes a difference, and you’re invited to participate.

Meet Caleb:
Caleb is a lot like many other teens, enjoying time on his computer, or outside playing with his dog (a blue heeler), Chance. At school, Caleb enjoys hanging out with his classmates. Math is his favorite subject, and his parents, Shane and Jennifer Adwell, say he is naturally gifted with a mathematical mind. Caleb isn’t sure yet what he wants to be when he grows up, but his parents think he will probably choose something in the computers field.

Where would Caleb go if he took a vacation?
He’d go to Hawaii, says his mom. Locally, she says he enjoys Mozingo Lake. In nearby Maryville, he enjoys the movie theater, bowling alley, and lots of places to eat out.

Who inspires Caleb?
Caleb was baptized on July 23, 2013, out in the mountains of Colorado on a church youth group trip called N.Y.R. (National Youth Roundup). He has been raised in the church, and influenced by his parents, Sunday School Teachers, Youth Group Sponsors, and the family’s ministers at church.

“All of these people have inspired him in one way or another,” says Jennifer Adwell, Caleb’s mom.
What can you do?
Send a note of cheer, hope or encouragement to Caleb Adwell today – together we can fill his mailbox with loving thoughts and prayers. Send one on your own, or choose from a card made by the monks and artists at the nearby Printery House, a business operated by the monks of Conception Abbey.

(Note: Any card is encouraged; if you choose a card from The Printery House, enter the code FORCALEB to receive a special 20 percent discount. Send cards to: Caleb Adwell, 121 E Bishop, Ravenwood, Mo., 64479.

Welcome to the Printery House Blog!

Connect with us on the new Printery House blog. Find interesting facts about our art, artists, and more, learn about new products and new ideas in the works, and give us feedback to help us serve you better. Our mission is to proclaim the Gospel and share the Christian faith through the creation and distribution of printed products and contemporary religious art. We provide the means, but you do the sharing when you send our cards, display our art or give our gifts. We value your opinions, and this blog will be one of the ways you can let us know what you think.