A bit of holiday fun using red and green without screaming it’s Christmas time. For those who may not celebrate the season but will give it a wink and nod of acknowledgement to family and friends who do. I also discovered red, white and green are the colors of the Italian flag making this fashion and home decor pattern great for a few social occasions!
My photography career transitioned to the professional level in 1996 after the birth of my youngest child in August. Rather than purchase Christmas cards, I decided to use a beautiful photo I took of a red rose in snow, one morning after a Boston snow storm in November 1996. I ordered fifty, 6 x 4 color prints, brought glue sticks, purchased envelopes, and card stock, typing my information on the reverse side, just like the big chain greeting card companies and mailed the cards out to friends and family. The cards were a huge success. Almost everyone that received the Christmas cards called or emailed saying how much they loved the photo.
No minimum orders, safe and secure shopping, various shipping options did I mention No minimum orders to create special gift products for friends, family and clients is why I joined Zazzle in 2010.
18 years later and the red rose in snow greeting cards continues to be an annual favorite. The Red Rose in Snow cards are beautifully printed on glossy card stock. Khoncepts focus for the next 17 years was videotaping and editing events and weddings. Video editing also involved a lot of graphic art work especially for the DVD labels. I had to admit I truly enjoyed the process of designing the perfect graphic art for the DVD labels and the videos and made the decision of easing back into doing more photographic work.
Fast forward to November 2012 and to experiencing the most horrible pain one could ever imagine, sciatic nerve pain from herniated discs. Standing, sitting, sleeping, walking, almost 24 hours of unrelenting pain provided the impetus to finally retire from the videotaping portion of the business.
With the help of my daughter/video assistant I barely managed to make it to November 2013 videotaping my last wedding (sad yet happy tears).
Now, that the pain is down to a manageable achy tightness I’m excitedly enjoying this new phase of the business, that of providing “conversational works of wearable and home decor art” worldwide. Periodically, I purchase my product designs to be sure their quality is top notch such as the beautiful personalized business headphones.
I’m pleased and very happy to love the products I’ve ordered and hope you have the same experience with purchases from my Zazzle store.
Imagine the total excitement of receiving or giving personalized headphones! Just one or as many as you like.
This pair are on order for me and as with all my product designs, are highly anticipated to arrive in my mailbox.
One happy, additional feature is the fact that I don’t believe the young males in my household will ever ask to borrow them. 🙂
I showed my 18 year old son the business logo design and he immediately asked me to make him a pair per his color specifications.
I’m smiling as I think of how his friends will be keeping me very busy as well as my clients and hopefully my readers.
Hmmm, I’m thinking the theme this year for Christmas for all the grandchildren will be customized headphones. I may even
purchase extras and give them to folks who insist loudly sharing their music and movies on public transportation.
If you love the idea of gifting a pair of personalized headphones, complete my contact form below!
What’s your business fashion gift ideas?
Solid glass design panels designed to be scratch resistant and look awesome.
Vegan leather padding ensures maximum comfort for extended listening.
On-ear swivel cup designed to allow for makeshift speakers.
40mm drivers transmit a 20hz-20,000hz response range.
5′ braided interchangeable break-away cord to resist tangling in your bag.
Cord has built-in answer button and a microphone to seamlessly take calls.
Standard 1/8 inch headphone jack.
A few years ago, a very good, long time friend of mine mentioned he had an upcoming business trip to Las Vegas. Since I’d never been to Nevada, I promptly invited myself to tag along and he graciously agreed to me accompanying him for three days of business and two personal days.
Due to his business arrangement we were able to stay in a large luxury room. It was amazing. At one point he referred himself as “Big Daddy” and I told him I was going to use it for some of my gift products. Hence, my “Big Daddy” line was started.
Currently, my own room is a combination home office and bedroom giving me an idea on how to showcase a few “Big Daddy” home decor items. Thanks to Polyvore, I’m now able to provide prospective clients with a clearer idea of how these items will look in their home.
From Wikipedia “Polyvoreis a community powered social commerce website. Members curate products into a shared product index and use them to create image collages called “Sets”. Active Polyvore communities exist in the areas of fashion, interior design and artistic expression. As of May 2014, Polyvore received 20 million monthly unique visitors”. In my Inbox this morning were several notices of Polyvore members “liking” several of items and sets of mine, reminding me that it has been minute since I’ve created a new set. Good news for me as to be honest, I much preferred to work with an existing design today rather than creating something new. 🙂 Making the day even better was spotting an interesting Polyvore Challenge.
Most Stylish YouTuber Polyvore Challenge: Meet Bethany Mota, undoubtedly one of the most fashionable YouTubers around. Create a set inspired by her personal style! #PolyvoreMostStylish
90 minutes, two HG/TV Hawaii Life shows and many re-designs later, the black, white and red umbrella design brought wildly loud clapping as I was finally thrilled with the end result shown below.
Elegantly fun! black, white and red rainy day fashion Khoncepts.
Mix and match Bodycon dress with raincoat, umbrella and messenger bag.
‘Conversational wearable art’ by Khoncepts.com
Mom loved the holidays, especially Christmas. She enjoyed the shopping, cooking a fabulous meal, decorating our home, buying and addressing Christmas cards and even wrapping the gifts. When I became a Mom, my parents would make the 90 minute drive to Boston, loaded with a huge Santa bag of gifts for their grandchildren and as the years past, their great grandchildren. Mom also loved to see what type of holiday card design I would dream up each year. That’s not to say Dad wasn’t involved, but Mom was my biggest cheerleader. It’s been exactly 48 months since her Home Going and I still sometimes go to call her about my day. Mom was nothing if unpredictable so I wonder which, of these nine Christmas holiday designs, she would have loved the best this year?