Thursday, September 25, 2014

2015 DCIN Extra-Sweet Kitties Calendar

November 19, 2014--

Happy Thanksgiving says Pilgrim Jack. He wants to give a calendar gift to DCIN and ten of its friends. For this second printing calendar order, Jack has meowed his Sue-Mom into something special. If you choose to buy a calendar with a special-edition fall-themed Pilgrim Jack cover, Sue-Mom will pay $5 toward your calendar and add another $5 as a donation to DCIN.

That means that your calendar (with a US shipping address) would cost you only $18 and DCIN would benefit from an additional donation. All the inside pages of the calendar will be the same; only the cover will change. One discount per person, please, and this will only apply to the first ten orders for the Pilgrim Jack cover. Of course, if you miss out on the donation discount but still want the Pilgrim Jack cover, you can specify that when you place your order. ~Venita


November 18, 2014--Because of the rave reviews from many who received their 2015 DCIN Extra-Sweet Kitties Calendars, we have decided to reopen ordering for up to 50 calendars through November 30, 2014. See the instructions under the September 23 entry below for ordering calendars. Please also note the slight price increase. I wasn't aware when I budgeted the project that I would have to pay for shipping from Shutterfly to me. Following are some photos of the calendar.


November 2, 2014--UPDATE.To get the best bulk price on the DCIN 2015 Calendars, I have to order eleven more calendars than I currently have individual orders for. If you want a calendar, these eleven are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The instructions for ordering a calendar (or more than one) are below. Thanks!! ~Venita


September 23, 2014 -- For the past month, DCIN has been holding a calendar contest for extra-sweet kitties at That contest ends at Midnight Eastern time on September 29, 2014. If you have a current or former diabetic kitty you want to have in the calendar, please go to the above link.

This is the first year that DCIN will put out a calendar. Depending on how many cats' photos are submitted for the calendar, and how many sponsors we might have, this is how a page of the calendar might look.

Many thanks to Hillary Maui for designing this sample page, and to Hillary and her editorial team of Caryl and Larry for their plans to create the calendar.

DCIN is now accepting orders for its 2015 calendars. The prices below include mailing costs. Payment should be sent to DCIN through Paypal using the address Please use the "pay friends/family" option to avoid Paypal fees and if you finance with a credit card please pay the credit card fee. Those steps will ensure that DCIN will receive the full amount for the calendar(s) it sends you. Include your address in the "email to recipient" section on the 2nd Paypal screen.

If you do not use Paypal, please email with your intent to pay by check, with the number of calendars and your mailing address, and we will respond with a mailing address to which to send your check.

  • US mailings -- $22 per calendar November orders $23 per calendar
  • Canadian mailings -- $27 per calendar November orders $28 per calendar
  • Other international mailings -- $32 per calendar November orders $33 per calendar
The higher costs for Canada and other international locations are because of the higher mailing costs to those places.

DCIN is accepting orders for its 8.5" by 11" twelve-month wall calendar through November 1, 2014. We want to get the calendars received, shipped, and delivered before the US Thanksgiving holiday on November 28, in case you are gifting calendars to friends/family. It may take longer for international locations.

Thank you all so much for supporting DCIN's 2015 Extra-Sweet Kitties Calendar. We hope to make this an annual fundraising option. We can't say we will because we need to see how this year goes, but so far, it's looking pretty positive for this to be an ongoing fundraiser that will eliminate the need for our December beg-a-thon.

If you have questions, please contact me at


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