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I once heard a statistic that every fourth resident of Alexandria is a dog. Considering all the dogs that shop at Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post, I believe it. To celebrate our furry family members, Penny Post will be hosting Rachel Lofton, the illustrator behind and owner of Fable & Sage, the sweetest line of dog (and some cat!) breed notecards. We did this last year and it was so much fun and so well received that we immediately knew we wanted to do it again!

On August 20, Rachel will be in the store from 1 to 4 pm demonstrating her process and taking orders for custom illustrations of your canine (or feline) friends. For $125 per illustration you will get a digital file of the illustration. Custom prints of varying sizes, flat or folded notecards, and a small selection of notepad styles will be available to purchase through Penny Post.  

When you order online or come to the shop, provide us with a picture of your pet for Rachel to use as a reference. Because dogs don’t generally sit well for a portrait, Rachel will finish the illustration at home and send the digital file to you and then to us if you would like anything printed. (Turnaround time will be determined by the demand.)

Speaking from experience, these make the most wonderful gifts even (especially) if that gift just so happens to be for yourself. We'll also be taking orders on our website starting August 15, and be sure to stop by Penny Post (furry friends are always welcome!) Sunday, August 20 to see Rachel working her magic!

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