2020 WITH THE COVID-19 UPON US, THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CHANGES.
Most of the spring shows have been cancelled, however we are hopeful that the summer and fall shows will proceed. We are doing mail orders through Canada Post and shipping about once a week - trying to limit exposure time in public places! As the One of a Kind spring show was cancelled, we have lots of inventory and can also do custom orders. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.
We maintain an inventory of coloured wood frames in your choice of plain white, black, silver and to match girls pictures - Teal,Pink,Fuchsia, Purple, Light Green, and to match boys pictures - Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Red, Orange, Emerald Green.
"Alphacritters"is a whimsical alphabet based on original hand-drawn artwork by Karen Hawley. The "critters" originated from an idea that she had as a kid. Back then, she did "name pictures" for friends and family alike and was surprised to discover that her cousin, after many years, still had hers hanging in her room! Through her Mom's encouragement especially,,"Alphacritters"and the business partnership were born!
We are still a home-based business and although we aim to be friendly and informal, our professionalism is in the "quality of our work", our efforts at "timeliness" with your delivery and our 100% "guarantee to bring a smile". We are very proud of what our customers say about us and invite you to read some of their comments (see below). "Alphacritters"products can be purchased through Mail Order or at one of the many Craft Shows that we participate throughout the year. See "MorePRODUCTS / SHOWDates" page for listings.Contact Usif you have any questions and mostly, "Welcome to the "Alphacritters"family."
Linda & Bill in Eastern Canada & Margie & Perry in WesternCanadand and Marg
_______________________________________________________________________________ To Our Friends and Customers;
Linda and Bill are keeping the business going in Karen's honour and hope that you will continue to support us in this endeavour. One of Karen's best friends, Margie with her husband Perry, has joined the team and will be at the shows out west in Alberta, BC, and Saskatchewan as she lives outside Edmonton. We intend to make an annual donation in Karen's memory to "The Children's Wish Foundation" from a percentage of the sales from the book "Critters For Company" .
PLEASE NOTE_ The book is now available for immediate delivery at C$19.95 - Just drop us a line or call Linda at 416-488-1223, or Margie at 780-967-5771.
Our mail order continues to grow considerably and we encourage you to be confident in ordering if we are not coming to a show near you. Hundreds of satisfied customers order yearly and we invite you to read some of their comments below.
Again, this past year, Linda's hand-painted frames have been an especially big hit so you are encouraged to ORDER EARLY for the Fall/Christmas season. Examples of these frames can be found under the navigation button above for "Pictures and Frames".
Don't forget to order ahead of any show for t-shirts, diaper shirts, etc. or pictures for unusual names or spellings and we will have them ready for pickup at any of the shows saving you time and shipping costs.
Take care everyone and we look forward to seeing you at the shows!
Alphacritters are even more adorable then I thought they would be..." -- Rhonda M., Kingston, ON
"Thank you for your inspiration and a great product [the pictures]. I hope that my children will hold them as dear as your cousin in your founding story did. They are great!" -- Cynthia P., Syracuse, NY
"The feedback [re: gifts] is always so positive...they are such wonderful keepsakes..." -- Christine C., Hamilton, ON
"Once again, thank you for such great service. I truly appreciate it!" -- Angela L., Toronto, ON
"We love [Alphacritters] and will definitely order again and again." -- Becky R., Webster Groves, MO
"My son just turned two and he learned to say his name by looking at your sign every morning and evening." -- Jennifer V., Hamilton, ON
"Am now going to make my list of those to whom I'd like to give your wonderful product!" --Susan M., Dartmouth, NS
"Alphacritters has become my favourite baby gift. They are always well received, enjoyed and treasured." -- Cheryl M., Ottawa, ON
"Everyone I give them to just loves Alphacritters. Keep up the good work." -- Elaine S., Vegreville, AB
We welcome your comments about this site and on our products. Feel free to Contact Us or call 416-488-1223. We look forward to your feedback and suggestions. Thank you.
Alphacritters is a Registered Trademark. All original artwork is Copyrighted, Karen Hawley - Linda Powers, Karanimals, MCMXCVI