I do not own, nor claim to own, the images that have been altered for the use of The Near & Dear Collection unless I do, in fact, own them. All images which I do not own that are used to create the collection are free for altered commercial use on the public domain under various Cc (Creative Commons) licensing and under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License where appropriate attribution is below. 

This is an ongoing list, so if any of the photos belong to you and you want me to give you credit or remove them from my collection, please send me a message with your name and a link to the original photo. Thank you!