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Youngsters Make a Splash at Palmer Park
Detroit News Photo, July 13, 1937

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In an era when air conditioning was a rarity, a favorite way for Detroiters to cool off on hot summer days was to visit a nearby park for a refreshing swim or a leisurely nap under the welcoming shelter of a shade tree. On those evenings when the heat was exceptionally unbearable indoors, it was common for entire families to spread blankets and pillows on the grass and spend the night outside. Palmer Park was a popular communal sleepover spot, though not as crowded as the much larger Belle Isle, where heat waves caused thousands to put down a blanket in hopes of picking up a riverside breeze.


A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this card benefits the Detroit Historical Society.

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Cats Eating Cities

Cats Eating Cities!

April 1, 2016 (Detroit, MI) -- Is no place safe from giant hungry cats? Avanti doesn’t think so, and they’ve introduced a new card line this week featuring giant cats eating cities to prove it. Each card features a different cat eating a different city. Because cats are hungry!

“In our routine consumer focus groups one fact kept coming up over and over again,” relates Avanti’s Director of Customer Experience, Lisa Engler. “And that was that everyone’s cats are hungry. Someone said ‘it seems like mine could eat a whole city.’ We all looked at each other and said at the same time – this could be our next big card line- Cats Eating Cities!

“We knew from our research that most people spend a lot of time worrying about giant cats,” confirms Avanti’s VP of New Business, Marc Trobman. “By sharing a greeting card that visually portrays a common experience - fear of giant cats eating your home town - people can work through this kind of catastrophe together.”

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 Cat Eating Minneapolis  Cat Eating New York  Cat Eating Seattle
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Cards include one with a cat enjoying a spoonful of Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York’s Empire State Building gets gobbled up by another. The Seattle Space Needle makes a tasty treat but Las Vegas proves to be almost too filling. In a nod to current events, one cat has his eye on the White House, while across the pond a giant cat devours an iconic destination in London, England.

As a bonus, each card is printed in the USA on patent-pending stock containing a delicious mix of dehydrated catnip and flaked tuna. “We felt that the only way to address the hungry cat issue was head on,” advises Engler. “And it’s so much fun watching your cat attack a Cats Eating Cities! card after you take it out of the envelope, it’s totally meta!”

Avanti’s Cats Eating Cities! Collection will be available wherever other giant cat products are sold.

For more information, contact Avanti’s Director of Feline Affairs at 313.262.8644 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Historic Detroit

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Introducing a stunning visual history of Detroit in the 20th century. Drawing on a collection of news photos taken by some of the finest editorial photographers in the country, the imagery evokes an intimate portrait of Detroit at its finest.


But the strength of the collection goes beyond nostalgia for a simpler time. These cards appeal to Detroiters who remember but also introduce younger people and those new to the area to a city that we love and still believe in. The cards also celebrate an important style of news photography with powerful, emotionally potent graphics that people can share. 


"Avanti is based in downtown Detroit and we can feel the buzz and the energy that is intensifying all around us," says Avanti's founder, Rick Ruffner. "A collection celebrating the richness of the past was our way of celebrating the promise of the future."

The Historic Detroit collection includes 72 blank note-card designs, priced at $3.99 retail. All cards are printed in Detroit on FSC-certified paper with recycled content. Avanti donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every card to the Detroit Historical Society.






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