How I Used Pinterest to Collect Thanksgiving Ideas

How I Used Pinterest to Collect Thanksgiving Ideas

I use Pinterest to collect ideas.   The Thanksgiving  Pinterest board has had lots of visitors this week.   The experience of Thanksgiving has lessons for all of us to be used everyday.   Some Thanksgiving ideas are good to remember all year long.  Classic Legacy's focus is creativity.   My mission is to help you develop tools for your business  that creatively promote your business. Thanksgiving Quotes It seems so simple but just say thank-you.   I know when someone tells me thanks I really appreciate it.   Say thank you to a co-worker, say thank-you to a customer, say thanks to a visitor Continue reading

Learn How to Sell More With Instagram Creative Live Class

Learn How to Sell More With Instagram Creative Live Class

I am headed for San Francisco to learn how to sell more with Instagram!    I will be an audience guest!   You can join the class FREE while it is broadcast live.  This Creative Live class, "Learn How to Sell More with Instagram"  is going to be taught by Sue B. Zimmerman.   Instagram is a powerful social media application.   Creative Live is an online learning community.   They bring the world's greatest experts directly to viewers.   Creative Live features workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, and software training.   Anyone can watch the  live online workshops — Continue reading

How to Begin to Create Custom Gifts for Your Hotel or Resort

How to Begin to Create Custom Gifts for Your Hotel or Resort

When your hotel or resort guest departs with a custom gift from your hotel you have added a personal marketer to your team!   Classic Legacy makes it easy for you to create great custom gifts that your guests will take home and use!  We are known for our custom hotel gifts.   Here is how to begin to create custom gifts for your hotel.  For additional guidelines click here. Email Your High Resolution JPeg Image or Logo The design process begins with your high resolution (300 DPI) logo and photograph.   Many times we layer your logo and your photograph.  Email us your jpeg image and let the Continue reading

Crystal Domed Paperweight and My Outdoor Photography Day

Crystal Domed Paperweight and My Outdoor Photography Day

Fall is in the air and I spent the day yesterday in my outdoor garden photography studio.   It is one of my favorite places!   I love to group Classic Legacy gifts with the splendors of the garden.    Our crystal domed paperweights are a classic gift that is timeless!    Here are some of my favorite shots. Custom Art of the Broadmoor Hotel Captured on Marble Bottle Stopper The Broadmoor Hotel commissioned Classic Legacy to create custom gifts with the art of Maxfield Parrish.   The marble bottle stopper shown reflects that art as well as the art under the crystal paperweight. Crystal Continue reading

How to Make Your Instagram Feed Stand Out with Bold Lines, Emojis and Special Text

How to Make Your Instagram Feed Stand Out with Bold Lines, Emojis and Special Text

How could I to make my Instagram content stand out?   I  noticed some Instagram feeds such as @beautifulhotels divided their post into sections with solid black lines.   That made the content easy to read and scan the details.    I began to ask the online community how to do this.    I contacted my college and high school friends!   I believe in reverse mentoring!   No one seemed to know how to do this.    Then I stumbled on the Facebook Page and  website of  imobleadvice.com.   The owner is Iain Bryce and he is from New Zealand.    He asked that I email him and bingo he came up with a Continue reading

How small shops survive and thrive:  The Story of McAdams in Columbia, MO

How small shops survive and thrive: The Story of McAdams in Columbia, MO

"I wonder how other small shops like ours survive?"   Charlie and Rebecca have asked that often.   Their store is McAdams LTD in Columbia, Mo.  They have seen generations of families come through their doors.   McAdams has recently moved into a new building.   In a newsletter to "Dear Columbia" they muse about the changes, the expansions, and the re-arranging that have enabled them to survive.     Things  that successful small businesses can do to stand out include: Embrace Change Life is the process of constant change.  McAdams recently made a big change to a new building.    Being open to Continue reading

5 Photo Tips to Create  Custom Gifts Like the Fairmont Orchid Hotel

5 Photo Tips to Create Custom Gifts Like the Fairmont Orchid Hotel

You know that you want to create custom gifts but you just don't know where to begin. The solution to this problem  is often easier than you think. Using a photo of your business location is  a great option. The Fairmont Orchid Hotel is our client.  Their process of custom gift began with two wonderful photos. One is a photo of the beautiful Fairmont Orchd Hawaiian hotel and the other photo is of a sea turtle.  People always connect with animals! Tips When Using Photos to Create Custom Gifts 1.  Choose a Photo with One Central Element The photo of the sea turtle is a good example of one Continue reading

Lansky’s Clothier to the King – Retailer Celebrates Memphis and Elvis Week

Lansky’s Clothier to the King – Retailer Celebrates Memphis and Elvis Week

What a fun night in Memphis celebrating the opening of Lansky's newest store, "Clothier to the King".    The King was of course Elvis.   This store is all about celebrating the Elvis style.   It is located at 126  Beale Street in Memphis.   Lansky's was originally on Beale Street and it was here that Mr. Bernard Lansky first noticed a young Elvis and invited him to "Come in and look around". When I walked in the door the first person I saw was Julie Lansky.   She was there to greet visitors just like her grandfather did years ago.   It was such fun to celebrate this occasion with Julie, Continue reading

Dentist Gifts for Professionals

Dentist Gifts for Professionals

Are you a dentist that wants to thank special clients.   Do you want to thank another professional for referrals?    Is a member of your family graduating from dental school?   We have solutions for you.   We also offer a  Free E-Book  that shows lots of examples of custom gifts we have made for other businesses and professionals. Custom Exclusive Dental Gifts for Practicon I recently developed custom dental theme gifts for Practicon with their custom graphics.   These gifts are exclusive for Practicon but similar gifts could be developed with YOUR Dental logo or even your University Continue reading

#BastilleDayContest  How a 2 Day Contest is Creating a Buzz for Classic Legacy Custom Gifts

#BastilleDayContest How a 2 Day Contest is Creating a Buzz for Classic Legacy Custom Gifts

I decided late last night to create a 2 Day contest on the Classic Legacy Instagram account.   I know that #BastilleDay is a big event worldwide and many cities, restaurants, businesses, and hotels host special events honoring the French holiday.    The Classic Legacy contest lasts until midnight on July 14, 2014.    Please join us for the fun.    I will follow you back if you follow Classic Legacy!   Here are the rules.   1.  Follow Classic Legacy on Instagram 2.  Repost the photo #HappyBastilleDay It is as simple as that! We are giving away these great Continue reading