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Karen's Kids Studio Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I order Karen's Kids® products online?

2. Can I use Karen's Kids® images and/or art to decorate my website?

3. I want to make T-shirts, mugs, placemats, etc. for my school, group, organization. Can I do that?

4. Can I copy Karen's artwork from the web to use for my personal use and/or in my website?

5. I saw Karen's Kids® images at a trade show where someone was selling CDs containing Karen's Kids® but the name was different. Was that a Karen's Kids® product?

6. Is there actually a Karen who draws the kids?

7. Our school/church/group/center/office wants to make a mural using Karen's Kids® images/drawings. Is that ok?

8. Can I use Karen's Kids® images on all of my classroom activity sheets and/or school flyers and communications?

9. May I make a pillow/T-shirt/blanket/plate, etc. for my child, grandchild, child's teacher, etc. using Karen's Kids® characters?

10. May I use Karen's Kids® images to illustrate my book?

11. I would like to use one of the images/characters, drawings as my logo. Is that ok?

12. May we use images from posters/cards/products for a sign, stationery, event, etc?



Q 1. Can I order Karen's Kids® products online?
A. Yes. Click on Karen's Kids Store on the left side of your screen. Check out the Free Stuff page too.

Q 2. Can I use Karen's Kids® images and/or art to decorate my website?
A. Karen’s Kids Store provides a selection of images called Karen’s Kids WebKids, prepared for use on non-profit/non commercial websites.  Karen’s Kids artwork is owned and copyrighted by Karen Frandsen and can be used legally only by her company and companies licensed to manufacture her products.  Other than uses described and product photos, using Karen’s Kids images on your website is considered a violation of United States Copyright Law.

Q 3. I want to make T-shirts, mugs, placemats, etc. for my school, group, organization. Can I do that?
A. Use of Karen’s Kids copyrighted images are available to the purchaser for non-profit personal and/or classroom use.  Karen’s Kids images may be licensed by manufacturers, publishers, and companies for use on products and or advertising.  Please contact Karen Frandsen at  Karen’s Kids . P.O. Box 581 . Cardiff, CA 92007 for more information.

Q 4. Can I copy Karen's artwork from the web to use for my personal use and/or in my website?
A. Unfortunately, no. Karen's artwork is owned and copyrighted by Karen Frandsen and can be used legally only by her company and companies that are licensed to manufacture her products. Other than product photos, using Karen's Kids® images on your website is considered a violation of United States Copyright Law.

Q 5. I saw Karen's Kids® images at a trade show where someone was selling CDs containing Karen's Kids but the name was different. Was that a Karen's Kids product?
A. No. The company you saw illegally copied and produced a knock-off using Karen's Kids images. We appreciate our customers who help to monitor illegal use of 'the kids'.

Q 6. Is there actually a Karen who draws the kids?
A. Yes. Karen's Kids was founded by Karen, a parent, teacher, illustrator. Click on About Us to find out more about Karen and Karen's Kids.

Q 7. Our school/church/group/center/office wants to make a mural using Karen's Kids® images/drawings. Is that ok?
A. The clip art images are great for enlarging and creating colorful murals and/or bulletin boards using butcher paper, or other sturdy material within the classroom and/or for personal use. The use of images for commercial purposes, advertising, billboards and/or commercial signs require a Licensing Agreement.

Q 8. Can I use Karen's Kids® images on all of my classroom activity sheets and/or school flyers and communications?
A. Yes. The purpose of the clip art images is to support you in creating documents for personal/or classroom use and on most other items that are not for commercial use and not for sale, nor for website use. For a wide variety of great ideas on how to use clip art, check out the many Karen's Kids® publications.

Q 9. May I make a pillow/T-shirt/blanket/plate, etc. for my child, grandchild, child's teacher, etc. using Karen's Kids characters?
A. Yes. For all you creative customers out there who design and make your own gifts and projects, making items for personal use and/or for gifts for nonprofit and noncommercial and not-for-sale use is fine.

Q 10. May I use Karen's Kids® images to illustrate my book?
A. Once your manuscript has been accepted, and if you and your publisher feels that Karen's images would complement your story or theme, please contact Karen at Karen's Kids licensing (address below). We LOVE new projects. Please do not send manuscripts directly to Karen or Karen's Kids. Karen's Kids images may not be used on or in, copies of manuscripts nor on documents that are going to be submitted to publishers.

Q 11. I would like to use one of the images/characters, drawings as my logo. Is that ok?
A. The images must be licensed to be used as a logo. However, the purchaser of Karen's Kids® clip art may use clip art images on envelopes, flyers, and other documents and communications for classroom use or personal use and/or use on documents created for school, group activities, etc. Images may not be used for commercial projects or advertisements, nor on commercial documents or on items for sale.

Q 12. May we use images from posters/cards/products for a sign, stationery, event, etc?
A. Karen's Kids® Clip Art is the only product that can be duplicated for school and/or personal use and/or use on documents created for school, group activities, etc. and only for nonprofit, noncommercial use unless it is licensed. Images from products like posters or cards may NOT be duplicated.  


The World of Karen's Kids® characters is enchanting. A little of everyone's kids are a part of Karen's Kids®. Since 1980, these amusing and very real characters have continued to grow in popularity. They stand for helping and serving and taking care of each other. According to customers, their timeless and universal appeal warms the heart of adults and children today and will endure and enchant hearts for years to come.

United States Copyright Law. Passion, commitment, time, dedication and money all contribute to the creation of these images and the products they decorate. We are grateful for the laws that protect our rights. United States Copyright Law and international copyright treaties protect Karen's Kids® images. The owner of the copyright, Karen G. Frandsen, has the exclusive authority to reproduce and distribute and/or authorize others to reproduce and distribute the images and/or copyrighted work.

NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT USE OR LICENSING?
Write to Karen at:
Karen's Kids® Licensing
PO Box 581
Cardiff, CA 92007