I’ve started getting my store ready for Valentine’s day. Any requests or product suggestions?
This first card started out as an image of my cat, Timmy. The term, “fancy-man” first appeared in print in 1811. It was followed by the noun and adjective “fancypants,” a term used to refer to anything or anyone that is really fine, or pleasing, to behold.
A fancy cat for my fancy man; this card is now for sale.
My original idea with the Dictionary of Victorian Insults & Niceties was to create an eBook that I would basically give away for free. It has since come to my attention that many people would prefer to pay for a hard copy. The fundraising process has been slow, and it has occurred to me that, if I offer what people are asking for, I might be able to raise more money and increase the distribution of the eBook.
For health reasons, I am terrified of entering into a crowdfunding nightmare that involves shipping out piles of books to my donors.
As part of an ongoing effort to raise money for this project, I’ve created a couple of humourous Christmas cards. About $0.83 from the sale of each card will go directly toward supporting the Victorian Dictionary project. If you would like to donate directly, please visit: http://www.gofundme.com/fiuxlk