Posts Tagged ‘dog cards’

Saying Goodbye Sympathy Book and Card Line

October 18, 2012

 

 

As many of you know who are familiar with my photography, two years ago we lost our beloved dog Charlie. While I had loved and lost dogs growing up, I hadn’t experienced the heartbreak of losing a dog as an adult. We adopted Charlie, a border collie/ greyhound mix, back in 1998 when I published my first book Why We Love Dogs. I took countless portraits of him over the twelve years that we had him. Nothing really prepares you for the loss of a family pet but the one thing I know from going through the experience, is that it helped me immensely to talk with other people who had shared the same loss.

At the time when we said goodbye to Charlie, Erica Salmon, my friend and writing partner on our book Dogma, was also mourning the loss of her bulldog Peaches who was 15 years old at the time. Erica and I both knew that we needed somewhere to put our grief and realized that there might be a way to alleviate or share in a loved one’s grief if there was a book about such loss. After many months of development the concept of Saying Goodbye was born. Our thinking was it would be a simple book of comforting words and black & white timeless portraits that people could give to friends and family when a pet passed. I know if someone had given me such a book, it would have brought me a great deal of comfort.

We found a great partner who shared our passion for this kind of project. For many years, I have worked closely with Sharper Cards in Calgary, Canada and they seemed like the perfect partner to bring our vision to reality. Sharper Cards and their US counterpart Smart Practice are due to release Saying Goodbye this January 2013. they will be offering the book as a part of their extensive vet network throughout the US and Canada. We also have a companion sympathy card line which you can view a few samples below:

The idea was to make the book available to anyone who wants to be able to share it with a friend, so please feel free to contact me directly (kim@kimlevin.com) if you would like to have access to the book. If you are a vet office or work in a vet office and you want to arrange for your office to carry the book, you can contact Sharper Cards directly at kritchie@e-sharper.com

The cover of Saying Goodbye features Zipper, a yellow lab, I photographed several years ago. Sadly, Zipper passed away this year, but I know that her owners find comfort in her lasting images and memories they have of her. Many of the dogs and cats featured in the book also have passed away and they are honored in the dedication page.

Newfoundland Friendship Card

June 11, 2012

Inside Greeting: So glad you’re you.

This Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day features Mr. Blue, a gorgeous Newfoundland, who hails from New Canaan, CT. Photographed 2011, Mr. Blue is the first Newfie to grace the Molly & Fig™ line. It’s about time. Molly & Fig™ cards and magnets are available in gift and stationary stores throughout the U.S. To find a store near you, go to http://www.calypsocards.com/StoreLocator.asp

If you have a pet-related store in NJ or NY and are interested in carrying the Molly & Fig™ line, contact kim@kimlevin.com

Molly & Fig™ Birthday Card

June 7, 2012

Inside Greeting: Have an awesome one!

This Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day features Charlie, my beloved and insane border collie/greyhound mix, who passed away two years ago. Even though Charlie is gone, we still talk and reminisce about him and all of his idiosyncrasies. It is so appropriate that his line is about being crazy because he simply was. This card was a best-seller at the NY Stationary Show this past May: a great homage to Charlie.

Pug Greeting Card

June 4, 2012

Inside Greeting: Happy Birthday you little party animal.

Happy Monday – Here’s the Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day featuring Bentley, the pug puppy. To view the entire Molly & Fig line of cards, go to: www.calypsocards.com

If you are interested in carrying Molly & Fig in your store, contact kim@kimlevin.com

For a list of stores that carry the line, go to: http://www.calypsocards.com/StoreLocator.asp

 

Goldendoodle Greeting Card

May 21, 2012

Inside Greeting: It’s Bring Your Own Stick, right?

I am excited to introduce the new release for Molly & Fig™. These new cards and magnets are being launched at the NYSS show in New York City this week. This card features Clarke, an animated Goldendoodle. This entire collection is written by the fabulous Megan Colleen McGlynn, copywriter and animal advocate extraordinaire.

Clarke was photographed in my neck of the woods, along the Shrewsbury River in Shrewsbury, NJ. Molly & Fig™ greeting cards and magnets are available in gift and stationary stores throughout the US, Canada and Australia. If you have a pet-related store in the NY, NJ or Chicago area and would like to carry the cards, you can contact kim@kimlevin.com. To view the entire line, go to www.calypsocards.com

Check back tomorrow for the Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day.

Sato Birthday Greeting Card

January 19, 2012

Inside Greeting: I can’t wait to celebrate with you.

This Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day features Brownie Moo Moo, a rescued sato from Puerto Rico. Brownie is one of the hundreds of dogs rescued and brought to the U.S to be adopted through an amazing organization called Project Animal Worldwide. I had the opportunity to photograph Brownie Moo Moo in an effort to find him a loving home.

Project Animal is very proud to report that in 2011 Project Animal Worldwide supported the spaying and neutering of 119 owned dogs and cats in Puerto Rico.  In addition, for the animals who were not fortunate enough to have a home, Project Animal  transported  57 “sato” dogs and 1 “gato” (cat) from Puerto Rico to New Jersey for adoption through our shelter adoptions partners:  the Monmouth County SPCA and Wag On Inn Rescue.

For more information on how you can help Project Animal with their needs go to: www.projectanimal.org

English Bulldog Birthday Greeting Card

January 11, 2012

One of our faves, this Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day features Bodhi, the English Bulldog riding his skateboard. Inside Greeting: Happy Birthday, Yo.

If you have a pet-related store in NY or NJ and would like to carry the Molly & Fig™ line, contact kim@kimlevin.com. To order for the gift or stationary trade, go to www.calypsocards.com to see the entire card line.

Standard Poodle Birthday Greeting Card

January 9, 2012

Inside Greeting: Have a Happy Birthday!

Happy Monday. Here’s the Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day featuring Romeo, the expressive Standard Poodle. If you have a retail store in NY or NJ and are interested in carrying the Molly & Fig™ line of cards and magnets, please contact kim@kimlevin.com

To view the entire Molly & Fig™ line, go to www.calypsocards.com. Molly & Fig™ will be displayed at Calypso’s booth at the NY Gift Show at the end of January.

Golden Retriever Birthday Greeting Card

January 5, 2012


Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day

Inside Greeting: Let’s do it. Happy Birthday. This birthday greeting features Watts, the happy-go-lucky Golden Retriever. This Molly & Fig™ collection of cards and magnets are written by Megan Colleen McGlynn. In addition to being a terrific writer, Megan is a huge supporter of animal adoption and fosters dogs in her hometown of Chicago. Check out her work at www.megancolleenmcglynn.com

If you have a pet-related store in NY or NJ and would like to carry the Molly & Fig™ line, contact Kim directly at www.mollyandfig.com

 

Goldendoodle Birthday Greeting Card

January 3, 2012

Here’s the Molly & Fig™ Card of the Day featuring Teddy, the Goldendoodle giving a High Five! Inside Greeting: Ready to Party? We’re very excited about the new Molly & Fig™ collection of cards and magnets which are available for wholesale throughout stationary and gift stores in the US. If you are interested in carrying in a retail store, contact kim@kimlevin.com. To view the entire Molly & Fig™ line, go to www.calypsocards.com. Cards are also available at retail.

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