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December 16, 2011 ~
A Meaningful Gift: Our New DVD!

A short newsletter is good, especially during the holidays. 


No time for a longer one anyway, as life these days is filled with medical appointments.  My husband Jim continues to impress everyone who sees him, even after several weeks of toxic radiation and chemo.  His strength and positive attitude ~ and the love & support surrounding both of us ~ fill me with gratitude.


I hope YOU are well, snug, safe and warm in these blessed Holy-Days!

Our New DVD: a GREAT Gift!

Are you still looking for something meaningful to give this holiday season?  Our new DVDs will make wonderful holiday gifts for yourself AND for those you love!


This DVD is beautiful, inside and out.  It features:

 • All 17 Little Pearls, including the four new Dog Pearls

 • All earlier Samplers, Collections & Mini-Documentaries ~ touching, potent work that may be new to you

 • 5 different Loops of Pearls, designed for use with varied audiences: All Pearls, Pearls for Kids, Pearls for Younger Kids, Dog Pearls and Pearls of Compassion, Tears & Love

 • A lovely 4-panel recycled stock eco-wallet


You can call me at 828-658-9097 or order online or by check via Contribute Now.  I'll do my best to get your DVDs to you as quickly as possible, in person or by mail.


In the Asheville, NC area, you can pick DVDs up from the good people at any of the following locations and save on shipping fees.  Call first to be sure they are available:


Pet Harmony, the pet store for rescued pets at Animal Compassion Network  803 Fairview Street, off Hendersonville Road, 828-274-3647


White Horse Black Mountain 105C Montreat Road, downtown Black Mountain, 828-669-0816


Weaverville Pet Pantry One Merrimon Avenue, downtown Weaverville, 828-484-9247

Animal Hospital of North Asheville 1 Beaverdam Road, off Merrimon, 828-253-3393


West Village Market & Deli 771 Haywood Road, West Asheville, 828-225-4949

Welcome Wellness, 667 Brevard Road (south of the Farmer’s Market, near REACH Animal Hospital, blue sign), 828-667-4060


Here are the suggested donation amounts, plus shipping if you are not local:
1 for $15 - plus $2.50 shipping in the US

2 for $25 - plus $3 shipping

3 for $35 - plus $3.50 shipping

4 for $45 - plus $4 shipping

5 for $50 - plus $5 shipping

More than 5 for $10 each, plus shipping to be determined; it's a bit more to Canada.



The front & back covers are pretty, yes?  And, no plastic, except for a thin wrap.  I am soooo proud of this DVD.


When you hold one in your hands and explore the richness inside, you'll be glad you have one!

Help Us Fund This Great Work

Donations to Little Pearls are fully tax-deductible AND sorely needed, to help us finish funding the new DVD and new Dog Pearls, and to give us some room to breathe into new Little Pearls and other inspirational projects in 2012. 


We had several daunting, unexpected challenges with the new DVD that added significantly to the cost.  The final cost was far more than what was covered by our original grant and matching donations, and much of that cost went onto my family's credit card. 


We still need to raise at least $5000 to cover the costs.  Here's how you can help:

  • Give DVDs as holiday gifts to people you really love, including yourself! 
  • Become one of Our Sponsors.  We will set up a new Sponsors page for 2012.  If you sponsored us last year, we'll be contacting you soon, and if you would like to be a new sponsor, please contact me at 828-658-9097 or
  • Join in our 2011 year-end matching funds campaign.  Several wonderful anonymous donors are willing to match donations, dollar for dollar, up to $2000 total.  That would help ever-so-much!
  • Just Donate.  Be part of something meaningful.

Learning More:  Cool Links

7 Pearls in 5 Minutes! ~ our online sampler, for a taste of our work

Our Sponsors

GreatLittlePearls on YouTube ~ all Pearls are here, plus some of our longer videos


Portfolio ~ all Pearls and their stories are linked from here

Upcoming Pearls ~ the Pearls of our dreams

What's New! ~ recent news, e-news links, newspaper articles

Dog Pearls ~ Dog Stars ~ Do(g)nations ~ learn more about this dog-loving series

The Cat of My Dreams ~ a touching, recent article in the WNC Woman animal issue

Viewer Feedback ~ what you have shared with us

Sharing Little Pearls with the World ~ the many ways we're getting out there

Connect with Us Online




Check out more social networking and non-profit links below.

Sharing these Gifts

You can be an essential part of bringing kindness and compassion to others, one Pearl at a time.  This world needs the gift of more love, doesn't it?

Thank you for helping if you can. 






Linda McLean

Executive & Creative Director

Little Pearls


Little Pearls • PO Box 8641 • Asheville, NC 28814

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