Let me explain.
Greyhounds Rock Fredericksburg will have a booth in the vendor market at the 'Greyt Escape Kennels to Kouches' event in Wheeling, West Virginia, this weekend. For the past few weeks, in preparation for this, I have been sewing collars to beef up our inventory. I post photos of some of the collars on the GRF Facebook page to publicize the event and build some interest. I was shocked at the excitement that was sparked when I posted that simple image of a strip of Sugar Skulls on my sewing machine.
My sister shared the photo, and she tagged a friend, who tagged another friend. Soon, I was fielding questions about custom sizes and different styles. By the end of the day, 17 collars had been ordered ... all from that one photo on Facebook.
I posted this photo a little later in the day ...
... and this one, too, of five finished martingale collars.
It took a couple of afternoons for me to make the collars to fill all of the orders. There were all different sizes of martingale and snap buckle collars, for many different breeds of dogs ... from a miniature Dachshund to a pack of Bull Mastiffs.
I mailed all of the collars to their new homes last Friday, and I began receiving thank you notes from the recipients via email and FB on Monday ... some of which came with photos!
Pink loves her new snap buckle collar ...
... and Jack looks very smart in his martingale collar.
One photo, a single image, shared around one bit of cyberspace, had a huge impact. The 17 collar orders that came from that photo added over $300 to the GRF treasury, to be donated to support canine cancer research. I am humbled by the response, and proud to be a part of it.
I have to stop now, because I have more collars to make. If you need me, I will be in the sewing room.
If you are interested in ordering a custom collar for your pup, I will be glad to make it for you. Fabric selections change depending on my mood and what has been donated for me to use. As of now, I have materials to make collars in one-inch and one-and-a-half-inch widths, either in martingale style or with a snap buckle. All collars are $20 each, plus postage, payable by PayPal or by check, all of which is donated to Greyhounds Rock Fredericksburg. Contact me with your choice of collar width and style, and your dog's neck measurement, and I will let you know which fabrics I have available. If you are with a non-profit organization and would like a collar donation for an upcoming event, I will be happy to see what I can do for you.