Monday, November 20, 2017

Black Friday Shopping Palooza At Jimmo Designs


Wow! Thanksgiving is only three days away! Festive menu planned, turkey in the fridge, relatives on their way from all four corners of the country... As you are making your last preparations for this important family fest, you are probably already keeping an eye on best deals that are being offered all over the town. 

The annual ritual of making a run on a favorite store on Black Friday is dreaded by many. Many people prefer to do their shopping online in the comfort of their home, without stress, with a glass of good wine or a cup of hot coffee next to their computer. The deals online are often better than in stores, and one does not have to face the indignity of a fist fight over a toy or a sweater. And there is also the Cyber Monday, and exclusive online affair.

As you are counting your blessings and expressing gratitude for the good things in your life, you are most probably also wondering how to best spend your hard earned money. The gift giving season is around the corner, and like most people, you probably do not have all the gifts ready for giving. Good deals are essential. So are attractive gifts that do not coast more than you are willing to spend. 

In preparation for the Holiday Season Jimmo has added new products to the store's catalog. Embroidered Pom Pom Knitted Hats, Kitchen Aprons, and Tree Ornaments, to name only a few. We have also introduced Kids Collection featuring tees for boys and girls. 

To make your shopping experience enjoyable we are offering 20% discount starting on Black Friday and ending at midnight on Cyber Monday. Simply type 


at checkout to secure the discount. This offer is valid from November 24 till November 27. 

Before we go we would love to thank all our customers for their business. We are also grateful to our Facebook friends for their support and encouragement. Also, many thanks to our followers on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. No business could survive without the social networking that is so popular nowadays. We hope all of you are going to have a fabulous Thanksgiving.

With grateful hearts, Jim & Dominique

~ Happy Thanksgiving to All ~


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Hurricane Relief And Jimmo's Call To Action


As some of you may know I had a campaign going since September 11 on my Redbubble store. The campaign was announced on Facebook and on Twitter, and was set up for 30 days. I had promised to donate 100% of my proceeds to hurricane relief.

I want to thank those of you who were able to go to the store and help in the effort. You are much appreciated and I hold a special place in my heart for you. 

Although we were only able to generate $78.25 in proceeds during that time, each dime is a small treasure and I'm hopeful of it's ability to help. 

I am making good on that promise.  As soon as the Redbubble payout comes in I will be forwarding it along to folks who can use it. 

I have chosen a charity set up by Antonio Paris who is a Planetary Scientist, Astrophysics Professor, and Combat Veteran, originally from Puerto Rico. His hometown was completely destroyed by the Hurricane Maria and he started a Go Fund Me fundraiser for Puerto Rico. You can still donate money to help out. To visit Antonio's donation page, please click here.

I truly wish we could have done more.

Thank you so much!

Jim

 Antonio Paris In Puerto Rico with hurricane victims

Monday, October 16, 2017

Dia de los Muertos, Mexican Folk Art And Jimmo's Sugar Skulls

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Oh, how cultures differ! While losing someone always is a difficult thing, the way people in Central and Southern Mexico go about the death and dying is so much different than in many other parts of the world, most notably in the Western Christian, or more precisely, Catholic, tradition.

Dia de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a joyous celebration of the dearly departed and has its origins in pre-Columbisn traditions. It reflects the recognition and acceptance of the natural cycle of life. It is a festival of vibrant colors, delicious foods, art, music, joy, laughter, colorful costumes, and not at all scary looking skulls and skeletons. The celebrations coincide with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1st) and All Souls' Day (November 2nd).

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It is believed that the gates of open at midnight on October 31st, and  the spirits of all deceased children, the angelitos, are allowed to visit the homes and reunite with their families for the entire day. The spirits of the deceased adults re-join their families on November 2nd. To celebrate these reunions families prepare festive foods and bake large anise and orange scented sweet pan de muerto breads. Home altars are decorated with flowers, candles, fruits, freshly made food and drink. Toys, sweets and cigarettes are often added as well. Folk art skeletons and skulls made of sugar add the final touch to the offerings.

On November 2nd people visit cemeteries. They clean the family graves, have a picnic, listen to music, dance, play cards, meet friends, and tell stories of their dearly departed.

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Markets are full of colorful folk art and special candy. You will see calacas (skeletons), Catrina dolls (skull faced dolls in fancy dresses and hats), and of course, claveras or the sugar skulls. Embraced by bikers and tattoo artists, sugar skulls are becoming more and more popular in the mainstream. Fashion designers and jewelry makers are borrowing heavily from the colorful "language" of the Mexican folk art to create their haute couture. Markets in Mexico and New Mexico are full of colorful folk art and special candy. You will see calacas (skeletons), Catrinas (skull faced dolls in fancy dresses and hats), and of course, claveras or the sugar skulls. Embraced by bikers and tattoo artists all over the world, sugar skulls are becoming more and more popular in the mainstream. Fashion designers and jewelry makers are borrowing heavily from the colorful "language" of the Mexican folk art to create their haute couture.

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Sugar Skull Cat by Jimmo Designs

Jimmo's first calavera was created in 2015. It is a cool, urban design that sells in black or white versions. In 2016 the Sugar Skulls Collection was expanded by a colorful design of Sugar Skull With Roses. In 2017 a cute Sugar Skull Cat joined the jolly bunch. There is nothing morbid about these designs, if you have the right mindset and like Mexican folk art, that is.

For a limited time only Jimmo Designs offers 15% discount on all items in the Sugar Skulls Collection. Type

spooky15 

at checkout to receive the discount. This offer expires on October 30. Since all items are made to order, please place your order by October 20 if you want to receive your items for the Dia de Los Muertos.

We hope to hear from you soon and wish you wonderful time in October!

Dominique Allmon, Marketing assistant at Jimmo Designs

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 Calavera in a Roswell, NM, gift store

P.S. The Sugar Skulls Collection comprises of shirts, mugs, shopping bags, and home decor. Jimmo's attractive sugar skull t-shirts are also sold on Amazon. International orders can be placed at Jimmo Designs on Redbubble.

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