The sheets are great - warm, soft, and playful design. (I do wish the pillowcases turned the design so each faced the right direction instead of one being upside down when placed on the bed.) They do shed quite a bit when washed, but I'm hopeful that will get better over time. I was worried about damage when I found the package: it was torn in several places and even looked as if someone had tried to open it. On top of that, it was left on the front step during the holidays without even a knock on the door to let us know it had been delivered. Thankfully, there was no damage - especially since the sheets were a gift.