Welcome to the second monthly
newsletter for HourGlassGirl Productions, Inc. We wish you
and yours a happy and safe holiday season.
The weather has turned colder and the seat in front of the
fireplace is the place to be. Have you finished all of your
holiday preparation? We have, I think. There are always
those last minute tasks and gestures. What would this time
of year be like without it all? At HourGlassGirl, we understand
the value of sending customers and friends holiday greetings
and tokens. It's a small gesture that has far-reaching effects
for your relationships and for your business.
This year, you have more options than ever to communicate
this sentiment. For our clients, I chose to issue holiday
giftcards redemmable towards future services. You should
have received yours by now!
The design is compsed pf a simple green and red holiday
image from my
holiday lightbox at iStockPhoto with some simple text
overlays. An adjustment layer was added to modify the hue
and saturation setting of the original image.
Individual image file purchases at iStockPhotos are very
inexpensive, but you must purchase a bulk package of download
credits. HGG has an account established with iStockPhoto
and regularly purchases images at a discounted cost for
Did you know HGG also accepts graphics design projects?
Indeed, we do! While we do not handle professional logo
development, we do design business cards, giftcards, flyers/postcards,
brochures and other printed pieces. Below is an example
of what a little graphics design creativity and Photoshop
magic can do to transform a stock photo into a professional
piece that will stylishly express and convey your message.
Here's a great way to do something wonderful
for animals. Just sign up for the ASPCA
Visa card and make one purchase - Chase Manhattan
Bank will donate $75 to the ASPCA. The card comes with
a 0% apr on all purchases and balance transfers for 12
months. Each time you use the card, Chase donates a small
percentage of each transaction to the ASPCA. The ASPCA
is celebrating 140 years of helping animals around the
globe. I am celebrating 29 years of helping animals on
my corner of the world. READ
CREATIVE TIP OF THE MONTH
"When considering graphics and images for your logos,
letterhead, thank you cards, business documents or promotional
items, take into account the types of modification techniques
available to customize the image to suit your purposes
GREAT HOLIDAY PROJECTS
In addition to online e-Christmas cards and giftcards,
there are other great ways to communicate your brand and
services to your audience. This season, HGG has helped clients
develop eye-catching newlsetters, e-postcards, banners,
custom landing pages, and brochures.
It's not too late to create your custom Christmas cards,
and it's not too early to design New Year's cards. I'm looking
forward to doing something cute and creative for my clients
this coming spring.
What projects do you have planned for 2007?
MORE GOOD STUFF COMING SOON
We're always looking out for
new and cool ways to help you accomplish your branding and
marketing objectives. Please stay tuned for more helpful
information, such as:
Reward Point Totals
Reward Program Details
Featured Products & Services
Helpful Tips and Tidbits
Easy Animal Charity Ideas