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With the celebration of Thanksgiving, we wanted to take a moment to say < Thank You > to those of you who have supported us this past year with your encouraging comments, words of wisdom, and purchase of our uniquely "Up North" products'; we are thoroughly enjoying the 'scenery' with every step along this new journey.   Each day we literally pinch ourselves for having the incredible opportunity to live "Up North"...a place where we "live and love", that also gives us the privilege of sharing these same moments with you.

On this "Small Business Saturday", we'd like to give a "shout out" of thanks to the many unique northern Michigan businesses that have helped us in our journey by showcasing our "Be There" cards in their establishments.  Small businesses are the backbone of our communities.  They are the first to come to the aid/support of a community need with their time and their finances.  Please take a moment and click on the "Store Locations" tab on our blog site and if you are in the area, stop in and patronize these gracious, hardworking proprietors who help make living in Northern Michigan possible and so worth while. 

Being a "small business" of our own, we would also like to introduce you to several new items that we have recently added to our "Up North" line.  Shannon was able to share these at the recent Suttons Bay Art Walk where she was the guest artist at "The Front Porch" --they are now carrying a sampling of our new "Reflection" cards as well as one of our new 10x20 prints. As these items are so new, we wanted to give you the opportunity for a first hand look as well.

Fall Art Walk Display - "The Front Porch" - Suttons Bay
Introducing:  New 5x7 Reflection Cards - These cards include a picture of our beautiful "Up North" as well as an inspiring text that we hope will cause you to take a moment and stop and reflect.  These new two sided "flat cards" are perfect to send someone that special "thinking of you" sentiment.

A "Sample Set" of 8 - 1 Card of Each Design--makes a Great Christmas Hostess Gift

New! 2011 Christmas Cards: Available as a 5x7 Flat Card or 5x7 Folded Card. 
(Need a lot? Ask us about a Quantity Discount.)
5x7 Flat Card (Front)

5x7 Flat Card (Back)

Also available as a 5x7 Folded Card:

We have also added some 12x12 prints and 10x20 prints as well as 10 new designs to our "Be There" series cards.  Charge the tea kettle, make a cup of soothing aromatic tea (or coffee) and take a moment to sit and peruse the tabs on our blog site.  Just as we are grateful for the opportunity to share with you our stories of "Up North", we would love to share a card or a picture that would bring you back to being here, too.  Let us know how we can be of service to you. 

Happy Thanksgiving,
Phil & Shannon
P.S.  Are we "friends" on Facebook, yet?  Find us at "Up North Captured Moments".  We enjoy sharing Up North tidbits with you.