Uppercase Living’s amazing Celebrations mini catalog is filled with kits and décor for many of the major occasions we celebrate this time of year. However, if you can’t find a pre-designed expression in the mini that perfectly fits your event, there’s no need to worry—you can create your own! With our online custom design tool, you can create décor for a one-of-a-kind, personalized event people will be talking about for years. Here are just a few ideas:
Wedding Anniversary – Feature a life-sized Photo Print of the “original” bride and groom or the entire wedding party, and personalize with a custom expression.
Graduation – As you celebrate your child, remember his early school days with a too-cute Photo Print and custom expression.
Welcome Home – Welcome home your favorite soldier (or anyone who has been away) with personalized décor and a Photo Print that honors them and lets them know how much you missed them while they were gone.
Reunion parties – Watch your yearbook come to life on the walls of your reunion party. Whether it has been 10, 20, or even 50 years since you graduated from high school, everyone will get a kick out of the walk down memory lane.
In addition to the ideas above, remember that our custom design tool can be used to add a personal touch to any of the décor theme packs in the Celebrations mini catalog. There is nothing like adding a name or a date to party décor to let that special person in your life know that today really is “their” day.
Rick Fanhauser, president of Uppercase Living, is taking us into exciting new territory — Canada! We’re so excited to be expanding into the beautiful white north, both to bring our amazing product to new customers and to offer our Canadian neighbors the exciting opportunity of becoming a UL demonstrators. I can’t wait to sign up my first Canadian recruit! Joining now is a perfect time since it’s so new up there. I love my job, and I want to share the experience with everyone! Apparently, Rich feels the same way. Here is his recent blog entry describing the exciting first day…
On my office wall, I have a wonderful expression that simply says, “life is a journey and only you hold the map.” It’s an incredible message that helps to remind me what matters and helps to guide the decisions I make, both personally and professionally, each and every day.
When I first looked at joining Uppercase Living about three years ago, I was impressed with the company’s foundation. But even more so, I was impressed by its potential. We have an incredible product and community of savvy business owners out sharing our message, so it was easy to envision our growth. I envisioned thousands of happy customers and successful Demonstrators across the US and throughout the world, benefiting from our inspirational products. And as I write this, our international journey has officially begun.
On Monday, February 1st, we opened enrollment for Uppercase Living Demonstrators in Canada. Within minutes, Wendy Dignan from Calgary, Alberta, Karen Jones from St. Catharine’s, Ontario, and Linda Jones from Niagara Falls, Ontario, signed up. And by day’s end, we had welcomed several additional Demonstrators in the provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and Saskatchewan as well. It was exciting to watch our initial international expansion in real time and satisfying to have achieved this milestone so early in our history. Thanks to all of you who shared and are sharing our story with our neighbors to the north. And to all our new and future Canadian Demonstrators: Welcome to Uppercase Living! We are thrilled to have you and know that with UL, you have the map to success.
You know how it is when you vow to do something and to do it regularly, then you fall off the wagon? Yeah, me too. That’s what happened to me with this blog. Life just seems to have gotten in the way of my writing, or maybe there’s just been too much going on that I’d rather not write about. Hmmm, I’ll have to think on that one…
So, here I am, back in the saddle again. What to write? Should I write about family, friends, travels, my business, the weather, the Colts’ chance at the getting in the Super Bowl? It’s hard to decide. The thing that is most on my mind is too personal to write about (Scott’s un-engagement), and everything else just seems to fall far below in comparison.
What I can say is that I am blessed to have a wonderful husband, two awesome sons, a loving extended family, a great set of friends, a fun and exciting business, and a life that is never dull. I love my job and look forward to working with customers daily. I am making some progress with the workouts I’ve started, and I’m feeling better as a result. I love my two cats and the companionship and love they share with us. I have the wherewithal to live comfortably and travel some. And I know that I am a child of God, Who loves me unconditionally.
I know life will give me many things to write about in the days and weeks ahead, but for now, this is enough.
Birthday parties, particularly those for adults, are a great opportunity to recognize (and embarrass) the ones we love. You can make this special occasion truly memorable using one of our newest and most exciting products: UL Photo Prints! Whether you’ve had a chance to try Photo Prints yet or not, I bet you can find a good use for this great idea. Here’s what we came up with:
To begin our design, we first had to determine a suitable photo for our Photo Print. Our birthday party was for a soon-to-be-40-year-old family member, so we rifled through the family photos one afternoon and came up with Spencer in his leisure suit at age 6. Perfect! Once we had scanned our photo*, it only took a moment or two to upload and order a 4’x4’ contour-cut Photo Print using UL’s newly-revamped MyDesign Suite™.
With our Photo Print out of the way, it was time to spice up the space where our Photo Print would eventually end up. (You may recognize the table and lamp from a previous post. Are you convinced yet that one wall can provide fun for all kinds of occasions?!) Using the Text&Graphics application within MyDesign Suite™, we designed a fun and simple message for our wall with two custom words: “40” (Souvenir, 13”, Caribbean Blue) and “Years” (Liorah 5”, Navy Blue). Then came our “Happy Birthday” message (#16697, Navy Blue), gallantly displayed on the new Uppercase Living Glass Charger ($14.95, #300159). We placed our charger on the table (using its complimentary easel) alongside a big stack of matching birthday gifts.
And that’s it! You can use this idea, or some variation of it, to make your next birthday party a sure-fire hit. And don’t just limit this idea to birthday parties: think graduation parties (first day of kindergarten picture), anniversary parties (wedding picture), wedding receptions (engagement picture), bar mitzvahs (baby picture), etc. The possibilities are endless!
*Please note: Many photography shops and camera stores will digitize (scan) photos and, depending on the quality of the digitizing process, can give you a photo that will look great as a Photo Print. However, there are several ways of digitizing a printed photo, so digitizing does not guarantee that your photo will have the same quality as the one taken using a digital camera.