Together for over 30 years, Dan and Kim Blanton have always lived by the mantra “Family First”. In 2006, having spent his career in Marketing and Business Development for companies like Motorola and CHEP Pooling Systems, Dan grew tired of working in the corporate world. Their kids, Chris and Drew, had grown into young men, and Kim suggested they look to build a business together so their family could spend more time together before the kids went off to college in a few years.

Over the next 15 years they would build a successful Marketing Services company, Media Tech Plus. The key to their success...surrounding themselves with a staff that had the same fundamental value...”Family First”, and building a culture where the team works together to create great products of the highest quality, and provide phenomenal customer service. Over time, they developed a team that provides Design, Printing and Fulfillment services to small business and marketing agencies. As a result of their hard work, an opportunity to partner with Tom and Nancy Allen, the creators of Friendly Kritters, presented itself.

Tom and Nancy met in 1971 when both were attending Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music. They are blessed with three children and five grandchildren. In 1989, Tom co-founded Zion’s Hope, Inc. ministry in Orlando. By 1994 the ministry had grown and property was acquired for the mission headquarters and future expansion. In 2001 The Holy Land Experience opened its gates featuring a replica of the Wilderness Tabernacle, a model of Jerusalem, the world’s largest private Bible collection and more. In 2006 Tom moved from Holy Land Experience and began working full-time with the Friendly Kritters. Since then he has produced calendars, greeting cards, magnets and more. Because of his love for his family, Tom has cleverly hidden the names of his children and grandchildren in many of his illustrations.

Together, Dan & Kim and Tom & Nancy are working to continue to build upon the Friendly Kritters legacy. The goal of Friendly Inspirations is to inspire positivity and friendship from high quality handcrafted art. Our products include:
  • Wall Calendars
  • Unframed Art Prints
  • Framed Wall Art
  • Canvas Wall Art Prints
  • Greeting Cards
  • Office and stationery
  • Planning Calendars.
All of these products will be based on inspirational art and designs meant to inspire feelings of happiness and a positive frame of mind.