View Full Version : Calendar dogs...

9th October 2006, 05:26 PM
Merlin, you are one handsome dude! You should be a calendar boy!

This just got me thinking...we should submit pictures and make our own cavalier calendar!! John and I buy one every year from the book or pet store...but maybe we could vote on the best picture for each month (I think I saw lucky with a pumpkin - that would get my vote for October) and put together our own calendar on Shutterfly, Flickr or another site that does that and then sell them for rescue donations....

Looking at Shutterfly - they are kind of pricy($20), but still I would rather spend $30 on a calendar knowing $10 was going to rescue rathar than all profits going to the local pet superstore. And to have pictures of dogs I know is a great bonus!!!

Just a thought as the holidays approach...I would certainly be willing to do some leg work, but would only be able to buy as funds were received.

Karlin, if you like the idea please post where you think this will get lots of hits....

Anyone interested?

9th October 2006, 06:21 PM
Definitely - at least we'd get the whole range then. Most shop produced ones hardly have any whole colours on them.

brid kenny
9th October 2006, 06:24 PM
Loving this idea.

Andrea&Diva´s mom
9th October 2006, 07:02 PM
Great idea :D

9th October 2006, 09:18 PM
I was thinking of this before but the costs were completely prohibitive. The cheapest I could get the calendars made were £15 each and then there would be shipping etc on top :yikes

9th October 2006, 09:25 PM
When I get back to work - let me see what our graphic designer can do - we may have to pay him something as he is going thru a costly divorce but he knows how mad I am! - and then I can try and see if the company account has some decent discounts with printers

9th October 2006, 09:26 PM
If I can get a file produced then maybe someone over the pond can get it printed for the us?

9th October 2006, 09:59 PM
that's such a good idea. I was looking at cavalier calendars the other day and there was not one whole color cavalier picture. I said screw that and left it. :D I would love to take a collage of pictures from our crew and make a calendar!

9th October 2006, 10:44 PM
Yes, please, Kirsty - any help you can provide would be great...

And anyone involved in printing? That is, of course, where the expense of this will be.

I would gladly manage a paypal account to collect funds and divide amongst construction of calendar, shipping, and all profits to Karlin. I am an accountant so that is all of the expertise I really have.

Also, if someone has any seasonal pics of their babies I will start a thread for pics. Please put the month that you think it would be best for!!

For our friends south of the equator we may have our seasons messed up but the pics would still be cute :oops:

9th October 2006, 10:48 PM
The Cavalier Connection board is doing a calendar again this year and accepting pictures now. I'm sure some of you are members of that board too. http://www.ckcsboard.com/messageboard/

9th October 2006, 10:56 PM
Another option is a company in the US called Cafe Press


My understanding is that we can create our own calendars on there (only about $15 each) and I think you can even mark them up and have some of the money donated to charity, and people could even order online directly.

10th October 2006, 01:06 PM
Thats not too bad thats about £7.50 ish at the current xchange rate. There would be shipping on that..... may be cheaper to send bulk over to the UK to one address and then posted out from there (I'm willing to be that person)

11th October 2006, 01:15 PM
I'll help also..... :)

11th October 2006, 03:33 PM
Good news on Shutterfly....They have bulk prices.

If I can raise enough $$ to buy 25 at a time they are only $12/calendar (9.5 EUR???)

Cafe Press is better also but I think Shutterfly allows more customization. They have US Holidays but have customizible events that would allow us to put in some European, Canadian, Australian holidays.

At $12/calendar + shipping I think we could sell them for $25 and still have plenty of money for donation

25 calendar at $25/calendar $625
Cost of calendar $12/per (300)
Shipping (i have no clue) (50)
Donation (275)
Remaining $0.00

I really have no idea on shipping...but even if it costs $100 we would have $225 for donation...

11th October 2006, 04:04 PM
If you're looking for a Canadian contact, I would be happy to re-ship out for any Canadian people if there were multiple calendars coming this way as well....just let me know! :D

12th October 2006, 02:40 AM
The Cavalier Connection board is doing a calendar again this year and accepting pictures now. I'm sure some of you are members of that board too. http://www.ckcsboard.com/messageboard/

Picture #70 is priceless. OMG!!! That is precious.

12th October 2006, 04:11 AM
Where is picture #70?

12th October 2006, 11:15 AM
I think its on page 2 or 3, at the bottom right corner it will say 70 of 222.

12th October 2006, 11:32 AM
Here it is

12th October 2006, 11:51 AM
Now that picture is wonderful! Both sides are giving it their all to the kiss.

12th October 2006, 01:53 PM
Picture #70 was one I included in my pick of 12, I am sure it will make the calendar it is adorable. :jmp2:

12th October 2006, 03:03 PM
I voted for it, too. For February! (perfect Valentine's Day shot, eh?)

12th October 2006, 03:28 PM
Kelvin took this one of Twinkle and Cleo and I immediately though it should be in a calender or on a card.


12th October 2006, 03:53 PM
ooooooh, I LOOOOOVE that Twinkle and Cleo pic.

I think it should be our Februrary pic. :lotsaluv:

13th October 2006, 09:25 AM
Good Morning all,

i must say i love this idea of having the calander...... all our dogs are gourgous !! I would definatly buy at least 4 of them :D

I have many pictures of my baby hope you choose one i will send some more soon ..... as i am on a business trip........ will be able to send on monday

13th October 2006, 09:25 AM

13th October 2006, 10:02 PM
Jen I LOVE the pictures you took from the beach, they are all so beautiful! I remember seeing them last year.. breathtaking!