6 Questions Retailers Ask about Horse Racing Theme Custom Gifts

6 Questions Retailers Ask about Horse Racing Theme Custom Gifts

Where to source unique  custom gifts is a constant job for retailers and museum buyers.   It has been my pleasure to serve retailers through the years.   Classic Legacy specializes  in creating gifts with themes.   One of my favorite themes is horse racing.   We are THE source for custom gifts.   These are some questions I'm often asked: I Don't Come to Market.  How Can I See What's New? I don't show at major gift shows now.    I've found the best way to show you what is new is through our website.   Our newest venture this year is our collaboration with artist, Tom Chapman.   He is a former Continue reading

5 Ways to Use Flowers in Displays that Work

5 Ways to Use Flowers in Displays that Work

I grew up with flowers. Flowers bring happiness and cheer.  My mother has flowers all year-long in her yard and gardens.   This year I asked for tulip bulbs for my birthday in October.   Now I'm celebrating my birthday present!   Flowers make me happy and they are great for business.    I like to use flowers in many ways.  Here are 5 ways that I've used flowers to draw attention and bring cheer.   I use Pinterest to collect ideas and have posted these photos on Pinterest.   Be sure to follow Classic Legacy on Pinterest! 1. Accent Bracelet Display with Flowers My grandfather learned "basket Continue reading

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