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Monkey Moments…combining whimsy and nostalgia…

It started as a project from the heart - Monkey Moments began as Claudia’s quest to make her sister Carollee laugh. Made from homemade sock monkeys, hand-sewn clothing, combining the outdoors and innumerable props, Claudia’s photographic images captured the distinctly recognizable and memorable moments of life, all from a sock monkey’s perspective! The first images were compiled into a calendar for Carollee. With the laughter that resulted, Monkey Moments was born.

The sisters quickly decided to carry on with what Claudia had started. They felt they could combine whimsy and nostalgia to bring laughter to the world, one sock monkey at a time. Creating monkey images was the perfect outlet for their shared sense of humor, creativity, and their desire, as they say, “to escape from real life.” With a ch…

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  • Born on September 1
  • Joined May 27, 2008

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About

Monkey Moments…combining whimsy and nostalgia…

It started as a project from the heart - Monkey Moments began as Claudia’s quest to make her sister Carollee laugh. Made from homemade sock monkeys, hand-sewn clothing, combining the outdoors and innumerable props, Claudia’s photographic images captured the distinctly recognizable and memorable moments of life, all from a sock monkey’s perspective! The first images were compiled into a calendar for Carollee. With the laughter that resulted, Monkey Moments was born.

The sisters quickly decided to carry on with what Claudia had started. They felt they could combine whimsy and nostalgia to bring laughter to the world, one sock monkey at a time. Creating monkey images was the perfect outlet for their shared sense of humor, creativity, and their desire, as they say, “to escape from real life.” With a childhood full of freedom and beach adventures, combined with backgrounds including a marketing degree from Penn State University for Carollee and experience as a travel agent for Claudia, as well as time spent raising their children, the sisters had plenty of inspiration to begin their next adventure – a greeting card business.

Working out of Claudia’s home and armed with only 27 images, the sister took to the pavements of neighborhoods in Western PA, sharing their photographic cards with local shops. Five years and hundreds of sock monkey images later, Monkey Moments is now headquartered in a small remote cabin snuggled in the woods overlooking a lake. Monkey Moments continues to develop new photographic images to add to their extensive card line which is sold all across the country, from an upscale shop in Rockefeller Center to the trendy shops of Los Angeles and numerous gift shops, stores, hospitals, and museums in between.

The sisters’ journey is truly a testament to the idea that following your dreams and passions will bring success and contentment. Claudia and Carollee continue to enjoy capturing new “moments” with their sock monkey characters, which are truly like family! They feel that Monkey Moments’ appeal lies in how the sock monkeys take on a life of their own and highlight the humorous complexities in every situation, from mundane daily chores to the celebrations of life.

Visit our blog at www.sockmonkeymoments.blogspot.com

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