Warren Buffett Quotes:  Why I’m honored to Create Custom Gifts for Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett Quotes: Why I’m honored to Create Custom Gifts for Berkshire Hathaway

"You've got to give a little, take a little, and let your whole heart break a little.  That's the story of, that's the glory of love."    I didn't  know until just a few days ago that Warren Buffett sang and played the ukulele!    I wanted to add music to my simple video of the custom Berkshire Hathaway bottle stoppers that  Classic Legacy created for the 2014 BRK Shareholders conference.   I searched and found this YouTube video of Warren Buffett singing with Jon Bon Jovi. The unlikely pairing came about  out of a desire to help the world.   Both of these men are great philanthropists.  They Continue reading

Irish Quotes and  Gifts to Celebrate

Irish Quotes and Gifts to Celebrate

The Irish have so much wisdom!   It is fun to collect quotes and to become Irish for a few days.   Here are some of my favorite quotes. Celebrations call for gifts!    Classic Legacy has wonderful Irish theme gifts.   Fun ideas to celebrate special days and these gifts can be used all year round!   Blessings to you on St. Patrick's Day!         Continue reading

The Power of “Littles”  Valentines and Custom Gifts

The Power of “Littles” Valentines and Custom Gifts

Valentine cards have been saved by my family through the years.  Some of the sentiments are silly, some syrupy sweet, and some lovely.    I enjoy looking at the art and also the thoughts that were deemed important enough to keep for over 100 years!  The sentiment that stood out to me  is  "The Power of Littles".    "Great events we often find, on little things depend, and very small beginnings, have oft a mighty end."    Clay Jones, my grandfather, signed the Valentine featuring a red rose and this sentiment.    It is the little things we do that often lead us step by step to the great Continue reading

Designing Snowmen, Having Fun, and Creating

Designing Snowmen, Having Fun, and Creating

It does not snow much in Germantown TN, but I wanted the children to know all about snow.   We read  The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and then talked about snowmen.   I then had the bright idea of creating snowmen!.....two of the three were up for that!.....Micah enjoyed the others being wrapped in white toilet tissue, having a scarf wrapped around their necks, and placing  a big hat on their heads. Designing is Like Creating Snowmen To design it is desirable to think outside the box To design it is good to be flexible To design it is good to be spontaneous To design it is Continue reading

How to Create Personalize Gifts Like the Omni Bedford Springs Resort Hotel

How to Create Personalize Gifts Like the Omni Bedford Springs Resort Hotel

Custom personalized gifts help the Omni Bedford Springs Resort reflect their unique history.     In the 1920's the resort  gained a reputation as a luxury destination and was proclaimed as the Most Popular Resort in the United States.  Bedford Springs became home to one of the first golf courses in America.   In 2007  it was restored to its historic grandeur.     Classic Legacy was asked to create custom gifts for The Bedford Springs resort.  Here are the steps involved. Custom Design begins with a JPEG Image Personalized custom design begins with YOUR art or logo.   We simply need a Continue reading

5 Tools To Use With Images to Create Remarkable Content

5 Tools To Use With Images to Create Remarkable Content

Five Tools to use with Images to Create Something Remarkable Create something remarkable.....something on which others will remark.   Photos, paintings, and  images  make us feel good and when these images strike the right emotion people begin to talk.    Seth  Godin points out the goal is to create a service or product worth talking about!    Images are the perfect way to get people to talk !   Classic Legacy's  specialty is creating custom gifts using images.   Images on products are remarkable.   Images are the key to 2014 marketing.   Here are some of the ways I use images and I invite Continue reading

How I use Happy New Year Quotes Free Downloads for YOU!

How I use Happy New Year Quotes Free Downloads for YOU!

As the New Year approaches I am enjoying looking over some of the vintage images and quotes that I have collected as well as some I have created.   I have used many quotes for clients to create custom personalized gifts.   Please share these New Year images and use them on your social media sites as well.   I have posted them on my Classic Legacy Pinterest account.   I encourage you to follow me there.   These are my favorites.  Let's dive into the New Year! Classic Legacy can use quotes or any high-resolution jpg image to create charms or medallions.   These are some of my favorite Continue reading

Christmas Advent Calendar for my Grandchildren

Christmas Advent Calendar for my Grandchildren

The Christmas Advent Calendar that I made for my grandchildren is one best gifts I've made.    I enjoy seeing how excited they are to open a new door each day of Advent.    I've created gifts for many years but this is one gift that I never plan to sell.    About four years ago I had the idea of using some of the Classic Legacy charms and jewelry findings to create an Advent Calendar.    I grew up opening the little paper windows of the wonderful German advent calendars that my aunt gave to our family.  Each day beginning on December 1 a special door or window is opened to reveal a special Continue reading

Free Christmas and Holiday Quote Images to Download from Classic Legacy

Free Christmas and Holiday Quote Images to Download from Classic Legacy

As a gift to you I want to offer you free Christmas and Holiday Images.    Quotes during the Christmas season are a fun way to connect via social media.   Classic Legacy has over 1800  Pinterest  followers that LOVE quotes.   I like to post quotes via Twitter as well.   These are some of my favorite Christmas Quotes.    I look forward to seeing them on YOUR Pinterest boards, Facebook Page, or blog.   Have fun with the quotes! Merry Christmas to you.   Enjoy the Quotes.   Please do use them and share them!   Continue reading

How the Davenport Hotel in Spokane uses Custom Christmas Ornaments and Community Events to Welcome Guests

How the Davenport Hotel in Spokane uses Custom Christmas Ornaments and Community Events to Welcome Guests

The Davenport Hotel in Spokane is on my list of places I'd like to visit.   I design custom gifts for the Davenport with the help of the Classic Legacy team.   Tamara O'Connor is the retail director and I've really enjoyed working closely with her to develop a gift collection that is unique.   The Classic Legacy collection  features the Davenport Hotel logo.   The center piece of the collection is the pewter medallion that was created exclusively for the Davenport.    My favorite gift in this collection is the custom  Christmas ornament.   The photo below shows the ornaments as they are being Continue reading