So about 6 months ago I had this idea hit me as I was falling asleep. Inspiration struck: what if I made a calendar out of my paintings? And not only that, I could sell them and donate any "profit" to a great charity or cause! This idea made me really excited.
So the time has come for me to "launch" this little idea. Honestly, I don't really know what I'm doing, and I'm a little nervous about it too. It's always difficult to put yourself out there, even when it's for a good reason. I mean really, who would want a calendar with my paintings?? Seems a little arrogant to even think it's possible! But you know what? Even if I only sell and handful and the donation is on the small side, that's ok - because we will have done something good, Together.
So even though it's not even Halloween yet, I've been sitting on this idea for a while, and I realize it's now or never - I'm running out of time to do this! I found the PERFECT organization to donate to a couple of weeks ago. It's called the International Child Art Foundation. Oh my goodness, my excitement went through the roof when I found these people! You know how you just "know" when something is right? Well when I found them, that is exactly how I felt. These people speak my language. Here's a line from their "about" description on their Facebook page: "We want to bring about a creativity revolution that builds creative communities and an empathetic world." It is the perfect cause for this little project, combining arts, children, and bringing peace to the world. And they're based in DC! There is no question: this is a match made in heaven. I plan to fill you in more about what they do throughout the next 4 weeks.
Here are the paintings I'm going to use for each month. (You can click on each one individually to enlarge.) Scroll to the bottom for the details on the sale!
So here is my simple idea. I'm going to have people order and prepay through Paypal. Right now I'm thinking the sale will go for 4 weeks - from today through Monday November 18th. (This may change, but I will let you know if it does!) This gives me plenty of time to put the final order in for the calendars (to maximize our donation I really can't order them until I know how many calendars are sold. This way we will HAVE a donation - as opposed to me having a "loss" and lots of calendars to give as Christmas gifts- ha!) Once I receive the calendars I can mail them out to people to have in time for Christmas (if they are purchased for gifts - what a great idea! ;-) or the New Year.
Just click the buy now button below! You can start your Christmas shopping, get your 2014 calendar, and feel good about contributing to a really cause!
And if you can't buy immediately, I hope that 4 weeks gives you enough time to make it happen. I'd love to hear your thoughts too or if you plan to buy one! Please feel free to share this post and spread the word too!
Thanks for all of your love and support.
**Edit November 5th - I realized that I never posted how much the calendars cost! They are $15 even. No tax, no shipping on top of that. The $15 covers the calendar, taxes, shipping and then whatever remains will be donated to the ICAF.
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