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Frequently Asked Questions:

Some of the most commonly asked questions about Palanca Gifts.

What does PALANCA mean?
There are lots of definitions out there. While it literally translates into "lever" I think of it as : Gifts of Prayer, Service, and Sacrifice.
It is important to remember that true Palanca is not the "stuff" but Service and Sacrifice that is given. The "stuff" is just a physical reflection of those sacrificial gifts.

What is "Agape"?
Agape…… the self-giving love of God in Christ.

Why are your prices so low?
Yes, I suppose I could charge more but I choose to make these products available and AFFORDABLE for all.

Does Palanca Gifts run a brick and mortar store?
When Palanca Gifts opened online in 2005, one of our primary goals was to offer affordable Palanca and Agape. As a result, we choose to keep our expenses low in order to pass along the best retail prices possible. At this time, we do not operate a retail location. However, our products are carried in many church and retail bookstores. If you are interested in locating a store near you, please give us a call or send an email with your location and we'll do our best to point you to the store nearest you.

What are your hours? How can I reach you?
We are available for your questions via phone (800.859.6876) and email ( Monday - Saturday from 8 AM - 5 PM EST.

Why can't I order bookmarks, notecards or stationery separately?
To keep our prices competitive, we do our printing in matching SETS. By the same token, the majority of our customers prefer MATCHED sets. As we grow, we will make changes to meet the needs of our customers but at this time, we only sell the matched sets.
We listened to your requests and special Bookmark Bundles are now available! Click here.

I am not comfortable using my credit card on the internet. Can I still order?
Of Course! Although our credit card processing is done on a totally secure SSL server, we DO provide an alternative! Add products to your shopping cart like you normally would, then choose the checkout link off of any page. Fill in your information, and go to the bottom of the page where it says "Please choose one of the payment methods below" simply select U.S. Check or Money Order. You can send us a check or money order for the amount of your purchase and we will ship your products as soon as we get your payment. You can also call us directly at (800) 859-6876 to speak to someone about placing an order.

Are Bulk Rates available?
Yes. Please email for more information.

How long will it take to receive my order?
Please allow 2-3 business days for your order to be filled, plus time for the shipping method you selected at checkout. If it will take longer than this to fill your order, we will do our best to let you know.

What are your shipping costs?
Shipping costs are computed based on the weight of each item. When you add an item to your cart the shipping and handling charges are computed by the U.S Postal System and when you check out they will be listed as part of your total.

Do you have a catalog?
We sure do! Our catalog request page can be found right -here-.

How do you suggest writing on a bookmark?
Use a Sharpie fine point permanent marker. It does a great job!

Who took all of these pictures and made all of these designs?
Both the pictures and designs are the work of Carolyn Staut.
The Creator of Palanca Gifts

About this website:
The creation of Sacred Images and Palanca Gifts has been a labor of love. It has been a family collaboration from the beginning. The web site designer, Marc Staut, is the son of the photographer. Without the love, inspiration,dedication, and creative talents of Marc and BraveNetWorld, this project would still be but a dream. Love has many voices and this is Marc's song for me.


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