About Us


Cheery Thoughts encompasses our love of creativity, travel, and faith and our choosing to be joyful.

Cheery Thoughts is about finding joy in the things that last – faith, family, travel, nature, and positivity that bring a smile to your face. Our desire is to provide cheery thoughts that stay with you all day long and help “change the channel” when you need encouragement - a wooden plaque of a place where you spent a joyful family vacation, hand painted letters with fuzzy bears that make you laugh, a print of encouraging words that start and end your day on the right note.

My wife Cathie brands her art with the name “Cheery Thoughts” as a tribute to the Scottish women in her family that have always kept a cheerful and loving attitude as they face the challenges of each day. As her Nana often said - “You cannae wait to be happy!”

We are excited to support Compassion International (www.compassion.com). We will donate 10% of our profits from our Etsy shop products to this trusted charity that aims to positively impact long-term development of children living in poverty, globally.

Custom Painting Available!

Each set of 5 to 7 inch letters is one-of-a-kind, so please call or email us to place your custom order.

Hand-cut and handpainted icons that represent our national parks. Measuring between 4 - 6" high and wide.

Each handpainted plaque measures 7" x 7".

Ready for hanging. Our canvas wrap prints come in many sizes.

Portfolio


Visit our Etsy shop! Please call or email for availability and custom orders.

adventure

adventure

Favorite trips and birds that denote places lived

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Favorite vacation spots and family memories

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Jackson Hole Antler Arch

Jackson Arch

Taken in the Jackson, Wyoming, town square

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Bearsden

Bearsden

Featuring black bears and heather

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Holly

Holly

Bright and cheery with a dusting of snow

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Be Happy

Be Happy

Nature that evokes happy thoughts

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Berry Bear

Berry Bear

Enjoying hawthorn treats

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Smells Delicious

Smells Delicious

High up in the hawthorn tree

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Just a little taste

Just a Little Taste

Soft fur and tasty berries

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contentment

contentment

Scenes viewed from a dream house

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Disneyland

Disneyland

Favorite rides and scenes

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Disneyland 2

Disneyland 2

Reversible letters for the original

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Disneyland Halloween

Disneyland Halloween

The original with Halloween alternatives

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Edelweiss

Edelweiss

Blossom of snow

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Springing Fox

Springing Fox

Captured mid-leap

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Happy Isles

Happy Isles

Memories of a favorite place

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jolly

jolly

Christmas fun

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joy

joy

Seasonal fun

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merry

merry

A family's Christmas traditions

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Old Faithful

Old Faithful

Yellowstone treasures

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snow

snow

Celebrating the winter wonder

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Teton Mountain Range

Teton Mountain Range

Grand peaks skirted by meadows

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Cheerful People Welcome

Cheerful People Welcome

Setting standards

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Highlights of the park

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Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park

An alternative color

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zermatt

Zermatt

A love of Switzerland

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orca view

orca view

Enjoying orcas at play

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

Landmarks and personal touches for a new home

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Cheers

Cheers

Treasured memories and family locations

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explore

explore

A family's favorite vacations

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Giving

Giving

Autumn joys

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J&C

J and C

A couple's initials done in the family tartan

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jolly

jolly

Fun Christmas joys

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Joy

Joy

Christmas plaid

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Yosemite

Yosemite

Tiny mementos of a favorite national park

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snow

snow

Dancing snowflakes

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YNP

YNP

The Yosemite side of YNP

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Yosemite

Yosemite

Iconic mountains with amazing wildlife

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The Bears' Den

The Bears' Den

Autumn in Teton Valley

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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Deep blue water set among towering pines

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Holly & Pine

Holly & Pine

Cheery holly and snowy pine

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Tetons

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Grand Teton National Park

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Other Products and Services


Cheery Thoughts is a product of Good News LLC, which does business as Bear Brochures. We also are the developers of the Wildlife Drives app.

Wildlife Drives App

Wildlife Drives

Suggested drives for sighting wildlife in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Available for download on the Google Play Store and Apple Store.

Bear Brochures

Brochures are a proven, effective method of making a positive first impression and increasing business. Bear Brochures will display your brochure in an organized, professional manner attracting customers and complementing the positive image you want for your business.

Good News LLC

Whether you require the design of a logo, tagline, business card, stationery, website, newsletter layout, print marketing, social networking or overall branding, Good News will listen to your needs and ideas then create a solution just for you.