Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Washington Capitals Ornmaments



A snowman whose body is a hockey puck comes in a set of 4 Washington Capitals ornaments.

Washington Redskins Christmas Ornament



The Washington Redskin Christmas Ornament looks like a footballplayer in uniform, except that player is a snowman. On back of uniform is the team's name.

Vintage Washington DC Greeting Cards

Both of these Washington DC greeting cards feature vintage artwork. Both retro card sets come in packages of six greeting cards.

Washington, D.C. Greetings Greeting Cards (Package of 6)



Retro Washington DC Greeting Cards (Package of 6)


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Snowball fight at the U.S. Capitol


Boys will be Boys Cards (Package of 6)


Boys are having a snowball fight in front of the United States Capitol on the Boys will be Boys Cards. Inside of card is blank for your message.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Cherry Blossom Note Cards

The world famous cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin in Washington DC attract visitors to the city each spring. Here are a couple of our favorite cherry blossoms notecards.

Captiol Cherry Blossom Greeting Cards (Pkg of 6)


Below, the photograph on this one is unique because it doesn't show the Potomac river or any of the memorials. It's quaint, but beautiful.

Cherry Blossom Path Greeting Cards (Package of 6)

Saturday, November 25, 2006

More Washington DC Ornaments (Keepsakes)


US Capitol Ornament


Above this US Capitol Ornament features an image of the United States Capitol and the text reads: Washington D.C. The Nation's Capitol.

A beautiful photograph of the Lincoln Memorial is on the keepsake below.


Lincoln Memorial Keepsake



These ornaments can be used as holiday decorations or given as keepsakes. They're also nice travel souvenirs of a visit to the nation's capital.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Was this Poster written for Black Friday?


Christmas Small Poster


Ok we know that this vintage poster from the World War I era isn't about black Friday. But since it says that the government wants you to do your Christmas shopping now, it's appropriate for today, the un-official start of the holiday gift shopping season.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

US Capitol Cards


'U.S.Capitol Dome' Blank Note Cards (Package of 6)


The familiar dome of the United States Capitol in Washington DC is on front of the cards in this set. Inside of card is blank for your message.

Cards feature Painting of Georgetown in Winter


Winter Greeting Cards (Package of 6)

This set of cards has a painting of Georgetown in Winter on front while the inside is blank for your message.

Painting of Georgetown Streetscape on Greeting Cards


Georgetown at Night Greeting Cards (Package of 6)


A painting of the nightlife on the streets of Georgetown in Washington DC graces the front of this greeting card.

Painting of 16th St on Washington DC Greeting Card

On front of this card is a streetscape painting of 16th Street Northwest in Washington DC. The inside is blank for your message.


16th street, DC Greeting Cards (Package of 6)

Washington DC Greeting Cards


Washington DC Holiday Cards (Package of 6)

Enjoy this nighttime image of the Washington Monument after a big snow on the above holiday card. Below are Taxation without Representation greeting cards.


Taxation Without Represetation Note Cards

Monday, November 20, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Make a Strong First Impression for Your Business

Today's guest blogger is graphic artist Darryl Bennett.

First Impression

A successful business needs a strong image, one that
clearly reflects what the company and stands for and
articulates its products and services. Promotional
materials such as business cards, fliers, logos and
websites are often the consumer’s first encounter with
a business, so it’s important to have quality work
created by a skilled designer.

As an experienced graphic artist, I have several
suggestions for business owners looking to improve the
brand and image of their companies. Logos should be
bold and concise, and should be able to stand alone. I
tend to design logos with only one or two colors so
the logo can be printed on almost any colored paper
without having to change the colors. Business cards
should be brief, quickly identifying the company,
product, and relevant contact information. I like to
individualize two-sided business cards by using a
photo of the client on one side with the type on the
other—keeping in mind that a business card is a small
piece of cardstock and not meant for heavy reading.
Fliers cover the where’s, why’s and when’s of a
business or event with strong graphics that pull the
reader or consumer in. On fliers, I like to experiment
with fonts, images and color to make a dramatic
statement and create interest.

Remember, there is power in good design. Create a
strong image and use it to build your business.

Darryl Bennett
Graphic/Web Designer
Owner of TOKYO13 Designs
(202) 423-4645
fingaz5@yahoo.com

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Thanksgiving Poem Expresses Gratitude for Companionship


Thanksgiving Poem


This Thanskgiving Poem reads: I don't much care for turkey, I don't like pumpkin pie, But I am truly thankful, We are together you and I. (2006 Copyright Valdary). Now is the season for gratitude but these poetry cards are appropriate for any day of the year.

Best Washington DC Gifts and Books

In association with Amazon, we're pleased to introduce Best Washington DC Gifts and Books. This site offers lots of goodies for Washingtonians, including the District's flag and official merchandise of the major area sport franchises like the Washington Redskins. We also offer certificates for popular local restaurants such as Ben's Chili Bowl and Kelly's Ellis Island. Finally for the city's visitors, we have a wide selection of travel guidebooks.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Limited time offer: 2 t-shirts for $15

For a limited time, our value t-shirts are 2 for $15. (Regular price $13.99 each) At checkout, use coupon code ATHENSJEANS. Offer expires November 20.

Three Stars and Two Bars Value T-shirt


Peace Sign Value T-shirt


DC Value T-shirt

Reminder: Final Days to Save on Ornaments & Greeting Cards

25% Off Ornaments*
November 06 – 19

*Ornaments that are $10 or less. Discount cannot be combined with coupons. Discount is automatically applied when you purchase Ornaments.

25% Off Greeting Cards*
November 06 – 19

*Greeting Cards that are $15 or less. Discount cannot be combined with coupons. Discount is automatically applied when you purchase Greeting Cards.


Peace Ornament (Round)



Three Stars and Two Bars Ornament (Round)

Monday, November 13, 2006

Georgetown is featured on our newest t-shirts


Georgetown Washington DC Dark T-Shirt

We've added neighborhood t-shirts for Georgetown to Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts. Georgetown short sleeve t shirts are available in black, army green, navy and cardinal. Unisex long sleeve tees come in navy and black while women's long sleeve t-shirts are in black and brown. The three white stars and two white bars on the t-shirts are inspired by Washington DC's flag.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Washington DC Capital City USA T-shirts inspired by DC Flag

Inspired by the DC flag, three white stars & two white bars accompany the words 'Washington DC Capital City USA' on short sleeve t-shirts in black, navy, army green & cardinal. Also on the women's long sleeve t-shirt in brown and black. Available in navy and black in a long sleeve unisex t-shirt.

Washington DC Capital City Long Sleeve Navy

Friday, November 10, 2006

On the 2006 Elections

Our Guest Author today is Danita Beck, Artist

Okay I woke up to good election news for once. Whose houses? (SAY WHAT?!) Dem's houses.

So the Dem's are in charge do they know what they are doing. They listened to the middle class to get elected, but they do know how bad things are for the middle class and by Jared they are going to do all they can to avoid being middle class .
I don't see a revolution like in '94. I just do not. Wish there were one.
And will Edwards beat Frist in 2008 - I' m calling it here and now. McCain is going to alienate someone, Clinton has alienated many, Dem's need to remember Clinton and Carter were southerners - so as of today I say Edwards.

And Rummy - Bush said to him "Rummy, I got your back." and then he heard the election results and added "way back here in DC and you need to be somewhere else - bye."
Glad Bush has listened, but wow they just let him go real quick. It needed to be done, but they assured loyalty and then hung him out to dry. "Resigned" I know. So who's next? He would be wise to let Cheney retire for health reasons and bring in someone who can run in '08. It can still happen - let's hope not.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

New Colors for Washington DC T-shirts

We've added short sleeve t-shirts in the following colors: navy, cardinal, army green and black. We also have long-sleeved women's shirts in brown, black & white. Here's a sample of what's available:

East of the River Black T-Shirt



Eckington Dark T-Shirt



Foggy Bottom Long Sleeve Navy T-Shirt



Brightwood Women's Long Sleeve Brown T-Shirt



Foggy Bottom Black T-Shirt


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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

View Student Art from the Harlem School of the Arts

Kara Finds Sunshine on A Rainy Day
Art by the students of the Harlem School of the Arts
as published in book of same title
Opening Reception
Thursday November 9 from 6 to 8:30 PM

Book Reading and Signing
Saturday, November 11 at 1 PM
Show runs through November 19

All events take place at
Roxanne's Artiques on Brookland's Gallery Row
3426 - 9th Street NE (across from Colonel Brooks' Tavern)
Metro: Brookland-CUA redline

Wake Me in 2008 Bumper Stickers and T-shirts


Wake Me in 2008 Sticker (Bumper)


Apparel & gifts say 'Wake Me in 2008 ' along with a sleeping woman who represents America. She's wearing a red white & blue outfit that resembles the US flag. On t-shirts, bumper stickers, mugs & tiles.

Wake Me in 2008

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Is it 2008 yet? asks Lady Justice


Is it 2008 yet?, asks Justice Sticker (Bumper)

Is it 2008 yet? asks a blind-folded Lady Justice. She has her scales and her sword on bumper stickers and apparel such as t-shirts & sweatshirts. Also available on mugs, coasters, tiles, aprons & other gifts.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Meditate on Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving Poem




Thanksgiving Poem Journal

Poem on front of journal reads: "At Thanksgiving Let us be thankful for our abundance. May we be joyful with our sharing. Let us sow hope. May we reap love."

Poem is also available on home decor items including keepsakes (ornaments), mugs, tile coasters, magnets and throw pillows.

Thanksgiving Poem Keepsake(Oval)

Sale on Ornaments and Greeting Cards

25% Off Ornaments*
November 06 – 19

*Ornaments that are $10 or less. Discount cannot be combined with coupons. Discount is automatically applied when you purchase Ornaments.

25% Off All Greeting Cards*
November 06 – 19

*Greeting Cards that are $15 or less. Discount cannot be combined with coupons. Discount is automatically applied when you purchase Greeting Cards.

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Lady Liberty Says "Vote Lest I Perish" (Bumper Stickers & More)

Vintage image of the Statue of Liberty says "Vote. Lest I Perish." on keepsakes (ornaments), magnets, buttons (pins), bumper stickers & mugs. This patriotic image is from a World War I era poster.

Vote. Lest I Perish. Sticker (Bumper)


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Friday, November 03, 2006

Lady Liberty Says Bring Home the Troops (Bumper Stickers & More)

This stern Lady Liberty comes from World War 1 poster art. A vintage image of the Satue of Liberty says: "Statue of Liberty" on bumper stickers, mugs, magnets, tiles & buttons (pins).

Statue of Liberty Sticker (Bumper)


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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Please Vote on Tuesday

Please remember to vote on Tuesday. The election that we had on September 12 was a primary. In the primary, we chose a nominee for the party we are registered with to run in the general election. Since the vast majority of DC voters are registered Democrat, the candidate who is nominated by the Democratic party is widely considered as a shoe-in for the general election.

However, laws are laws. These nominees are actually elected in the general election that's to be held on Tuesday. Candidates like Democratic nominee for mayor Adrian Fenty need your vote on Tuesday to be elected. So get out and vote on Tuesday!

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I vote (red, black & green) Button

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Today Register to Vote Bumper Stickers, Buttons & Magnets


Today Register To Vote Sticker (Bumper)

A rising sun & the words "Today Register To Vote" is on bumper stickers, magnets, buttons, tiles, coasters & other gift items. Perfect for voter registration drives & other get out the vote events.
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Is it 2008 yet? Bumper Stickers and Tee-Shirts


Is it 2008 yet? Sticker (Bumper)

These kids can't wait for 2008. Two children are pictured with their father who they ask, 'Father, is it 2008 yet? ?' on bumper stickers, tee shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies & other apparel. Also on mugs, tote bags & tiles.

Is it 2008 yet? Sticker (Rectangular)


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