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Order your sunrise cards here…
Each 5x7 sunrise card is also printed on the back, detail the date and time of sunrise, where the photo was taken, if the sun rose, if the sun was visible, and of course each one is individually signed by yours truly.
I’ve learned it’s quite difficult to keep 955 unique of something in stock. If your card is missing in stock there is usually a 2-3 week turnaround.
The launch of the Sunrise Gallery changed the trajectory of this project in a way continues to surprise and delight me. It wasn’t until seeing people respond and interact with the photos in person that I learned of the impact of this project has on others.
There have been tears, autographs, photos with TikTok followers, people walking out with literal stacks of cards (the record is 70+ in one purchase), and hearing the importance of what a certain days mean to people, whether it be welcoming a new life into he world, or honoring the passing of a life. Of course there are anniversaries celebrated, and even cute stories of teenagers remembering their first date.
Planning and installing the gallery was a long overly thought out process. Measuring and remeasuring, designing the back of the cards, determining which data to include and exclude, finding a printer, figuring out how the hell I’m going to affix these thin wooden rails to the plaster wall (metal straws were a big breakthrough), and crossing my fingers that the investment and time will be worthwhile.
However, I think of it like a coffee shop. And even if you’re selling black coffee for five bucks, you gotta sell a heck of a lot of coffee to keep the lights on. It still equates to a fairly small drop in the bucket as far as the financial costs go.
As small as a 5x7, I am incredibly blessed that nearly 6,000 of these have entered the world. It’s been a pleasure to hear all the places they’ve gone.
Now, let’s get to 6,000!
To find the sunrise you’re looking for, it’s easiest to browse by year or month, but you can also browse by location, recently published, or even by temperature.
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Those who know me well know I love random data and statistics. These cards measure 7" wide. Meaning if you layed them out, end to end, a line of 5,000 sunrise cards would stretch 2,917 feet. That’s over a half a mile! If you stack 5,000 cards it would stand nearly fourteen feet tall!
Yes, this counter is live!
In my past life, I was a full-time web developer, making this a very fun little page to build. In the physical gallery I have a Smiirl counter. Each time a card sells in store, the cashier can simply click a tiny Flic button. With each press it increases the Smiirl counter by one in real time. Through their API I’m able to pull the live counter number to display here, it even polls the URL sporadically to check if the number has changed (believe me, the sunrise cards don’t sell that fast, but it’s a fun little bonus feature).
However, I still need to update the counter manually for online orders. But with a simple webhook, that functionality wouldn’t be too difficult to include. Meaning if you buy one here, it won’t automatically update. But if you stop by the shop, I’ll let you push the Flic button!
Thank you to Rik Schennink for building this amazing flip counter.