The kids can probably skip this.


All orders placed with Object Lesson are carefully reviewed, packaged and shipped via USPS Priority Mail within 2 business days—that’s Monday through Friday. Weekends are all about the kids. We charge a flat $5.99 shipping fee for orders containing up to three items. Beyond that, the fee will be $10.99 per order. If you order multiple items, they may ship separately, but you will not be charged any additional fees.

We regret to say that we’re currently only shipping domestic orders. We’re working out the details of international shipping and are gauging interest across-the-border and overseas in the meantime.

We’re required to charge a sales tax in Illinois, which is calculated during checkout. The rest of you are off the hook.


If you are not satisfied within the first 15 days of receiving your product, we will happily process a return on like-new items—no dog-eared corners or crayon marks. The purchase price will be refunded via the original form of payment. The buyer is responsible for return shipping to the following address:

Object Lesson
2000 S. Michigan Ave.
Unit 201
Chicago, IL 60616

Please email us directly at with any additional questions concerning our return process.


We offer customers the option to provide their personal information to be used for Object Lesson marketing and outreach. We respect your right to privacy and will not share your data with third parties. You may opt out of this information collection at any time and/or decide how your data is used. Please email us if you would like to… 

— Know what information, if any, we have on file.
— Revise or correct any details we have on file. 
— Ask that we delete your profile from our system.
— Express any concern about use of your data.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Non-personal information (IP address, browser data, etc.) is also collected automatically by our website service, and is used solely for analytical purposes. This gives us additional insight into our Object Lesson customers, and helps improve marketing and outreach.


To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

We use cookies to improve your access to our site and to identify repeat visitors. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, our site will not require a password more than once. Cookies also enable us to track user interest on our site so we can enhance the Object Lesson experience. However, they do not provide personally identifiable information.

Here is a list of cookies that we use:

_session_id: unique token; sessional; allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).

_secure_session_id: unique token, sessional

_shopify_visit: no data held; persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit; used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits

_shopify_uniq: no data held; expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day; counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.

cart: unique token; persistent for 2 weeks; stores information about the contents of your cart.


Our Terms may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page. If you have any questions, please email us at