Monday, March 21, 2011

Funny, Furry and Frightful; no not me!

The leprechaun has just about made it back to the Irish glens, and the rabbits and chickens are already fighting over custody of the eggs that will soon be dyed.

Here in St. Louis we have had a delicious taste of spring, temperatures topping 80 degrees, so I know it is a little difficult to get all keyed up about Halloween. It seems so far away, but editorial calendars are set up so that submissions should arrive months in advance.

How many of you have spent a few hours of your lives perusing the greeting card aisles? My girlfriend and I used to spend lots of time reading them aloud and laughing like lunatics. We could clear the aisle with our laughter.

Now, imagine YOUR card on the shelves, your Halloween card, featuring Fido, Frisky- Whiskers or heck, even your gerbil, fish or bird if you can figure out a way to costume the little critters. Hallmark is coming up on deadline, MARCH 27th, so get in gear and get your best photo ready to send off for the Funny, Furry, Frightful and fun for all ages Halloween card contest.
Click HERE Have fun, and I hope to hear from you that your submission made the cut!


Lynn said...

Thanks Linda. I love cards. I wonder if my kitty will let me dress him? I'll have to check out the deadline and see what it says.

Pat Wahler said...

Dressing critters is fun, but has a certain element of danger...if the critter doesn't want to be dressed!


Chatty Crone said...

My dog refuses to move at all in any clothes - you put a sweater on him - he freezes - it's like a straight jacket. sandie

Bookie said...

I used to look at greeting cards a lot...and I never could sell any ideas. I had no idea Hallmark had any contests. They used to be a totally closed market. Thanks for the alert!

Unknown said...

Our Harley is a nature boy who likes to go Commando. I don't think I could get him to pose in clothes.(Hey, that rhymes)
Donna V.

Tammy said...

The pets may be frightened, but sounds like fun to me! Thanks for the link!

Linda O'Connell said...

Oh how I wish one of my friends could get their card out. I'd buy them and send them to friends and family.

Grandma's Goulash said...

Missing microfiction?

I'm hosting a new microfiction meme.
Succinctly Yours
begins on Monday, March 28th. Check out the link for the photo and optional word.
Hope you'll join in.