I want to thank you all, for your hard work at promoting the calendar contest. All told we had 3,202 voters! That to me is totally amazing.
Not surprising to any of you who voted, the top spot was quite a competition. Right from the start Ryder came out hard and fast, but Teach quickly caught up. Unfortunately there can only be one cover spot and that spot belongs to Ryder from All Things Collie.
The rules this year stated the dog with the most votes could choose which month they’d like to be featured in, and Ryder has chosen the month of July. Which means the calendar will shake out like this:
There you have it, the twelve dogs who will be featured in the 2014 Dogs of Blogville Calendar. The good news is that while these twelve dogs are being featured, all of the dogs will be included in the calendar!
I know you’re all dying to know the details of ordering, but I haven’t quite gotten that figured out yet. Last year it was a combination of paypal and e-mail and required me keeping a spreadsheet and matching e-mails to paypal to spreadsheet, well you get the point. I’m currently looking for a plug in that will allow me to gather all the information right here on the blog to make it a tad bit easier.
Last year the calendars sold for $20 with just about $10 of it going to our blog friends at Champion of My Heart. I anticipate the price will be the same as last year but was hoping I could get folks to help out by consolidating orders.
Example, you have five co-workers who want calendars. You collect their money and place one order for six calendars. I send you six calendars which saves about $25 in shipping, which in turn will go into our fund for our friend Benny. Then you in turn distribute the calendars to your co-workers. It will also help me in my record keeping.
What you can do now is start asking around to all your friends who voted and ask them if they will be ordering calendars. Get a good idea of many people want them.
In the meantime, I will work on a system for ordering and Julie will start working on the calendar. By this time next week I hope to have everything in place so we can start taking orders.
Again thank you all for the hard work you did in promoting your blog and pictures, let’s make this next phase of our fundraiser just as successful!