Cyber Monday 2: Return to Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday 2: The Cyber Returns

Don Draper on Cyber Monday

I had no idea there was a Cyber Monday 2. I guess this is something made up by advertisers to get everyone excited about more sales. According to the news, it’s also called “Green Monday” and is considered to be the Monday in December when consumers glance at the calendar with wide eyes and say, “Oh, sh*t! It’s December already?”

I only found out about it when Zazzle sent me an email that said “Cyber Monday is Back!” So, if you’re one of those people who’s really into sequels, it looks like there are some extreme percents off today. If not, go back to your cigarettes and booze and your rational fear of computers.


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If You’re Done Shopping for the Day…

If you’re done punching strangers in the face so you can buy a Barbie doll in this season of thanks giving, there’s nothing better to do than to go home, apply pressure to all your wounds and snuggle up with your loving computer to do – yes – more shopping.

Which is why all the internet companies are running deals today. Zazzle is doing the same thing (see it all here). So, if you aren’t all shopped out or you aren’t in the ER, there are some good percents off. I bought a couple mugs 40% off for some relatives. You can also get pillows at that price, which is really good.

This is also one of the best times to buy business cards, oddly. Zazzle has them all 65% off today. I’m a little partial to the marketing business cards for writers. You can get a 100 pack for about $7, which is exactly what I did this time last year.

Wrapped canvas, posters and calendars are a great deal right now, too. Next year, I’m thinking of making a photo collage calendar for a relative. They’re a little tricky to design, so I set up this template at Zazzle’s base price to make it easier (see my instructions lower on the page if you still need help with the tool).

Those are just a few ideas I have for good deals today. See a list of my stores here if you’re looking for a unique gift.

And don’t forget: it’s not a good idea to hurt strangers over a Barbie doll. But it is okay to hurt them for grammatical reasons.


MK Hess Creative

My Funny “Ugly Christmas Sweaters”

I just added a new post on my blogger blog, showing off some of the funny, silly Christmas designs I have on Zazzle. Check them out on sweatshirts here if you’re looking for a cheesy “Ugly Christmas Sweater” for the holiday season!

They’re available on all kinds of things in the HaHaHaholidays store, too.

Thanks for stopping by!


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My Funny Christmas Designs on Zazzle

Funny Christmas at
     Here’s an overview of my funny Christmas designs on Zazzle. I had the most fun making the mug (on the right side, above the ‘Fro-Man ornament). The little marshmallows are drowning in hot chocolate! The “Ginger Bread Man” (a redheaded slice of bread) is also one of my all-time favorites. I’d like to write some stories with him as a character. The one in the middle (Merry Elfin Christmas with a bitter elf) sells the best.
     In other news, I’ve been revising an old science-fiction manuscript and plan to send it to a few agents this week. I’m nervous about it because I haven’t sent queries for a while — but I would love for this book to be published traditionally, since that’s always been a dream of mine. Out of all the stories I’ve written, this one is my favorite.
     Aside from that, I’ve started a new blog on Blogger here. I like WordPress better, but I’m not allowed to show anything here except my own designs. So, I’m going to be using the Blogger blog to show off all kinds of things, from a bunch of designers. Feel free to follow there if you’d like to see more variety! I’ll post there more frequently than I post here, too. I also plan to mix it up with posts made to inspire writers and short tutorials going over the basics of GIMP.
     Thanks for stopping by! Zazzle has a lot of coupon discounts leading up to Christmas.
All images copyright MK Hess

My Zombie T-Shirt is on Zazzle’s Main Page Today

I’m pretty excited about this because I’ve never had a design listed in “Today’s Picks” on the front page. My “I Kill Zombies Old-School” t-shirt is there today (the brown t-shirt on the right): Zazzle Main Page.

Here’s the shirt in my store, too.


Funny Thanksgiving Turkeys

Funny Thanksgiving Turkeys on Zazzle

     So far, I only have a couple Thanksgiving designs in my HaHaHolidays Zazzle shop, but I thought I’d go ahead and show them here because I probably won’t get more made this year. Christmas sneaks up too fast afterward, so I’m working on that — plus I’ve been experimenting with patterns and trying to learn new techniques with the free software, GIMP (which is very cool; I’m going to post links to some of my favorite tutorials soon, in case you’ve never tried the program and would like to do that).
     Anyway, here is a picture of the Thanksgiving designs. The angry turkey one is pretty straightforward, but the other t-shirt & the card are a little hard to read in this graphic. They both show a mutant creature that is part turkey and part Valentine’s Day heart, wearing a Santa hat and holding up a bottle of champagne. The creature is drunk and is saying, “Happy Thanksgivi-Christma-Valentine’s Day on Whatever Year This Is!”
Thanks for stopping by!
All images copyright MK Hess

Zombie & Halloween Designs

Funny Zombies & Halloween on Zazzle
     Here are some of my zombie / Halloween – type designs on Zazzle. Halloween is coming up so fast! I’m busy working on Christmas and trying to navigate some website-building sites like Weebly (here’s one I made for my favorite funny holiday designs) and Wix (here’s one I just set up for a mixture of business cards). But so far, I’m not that skilled at promotion. I just figured out what an RSS feed is, and I’m still not sure if I know how to use it. I like to experiment and see what can be done, promotion-wise, though.
     Using the free versions of those two sites, Weebly was much simpler to use, and I think I like it best. The Wix templates look cool, and I really can’t complain about a free site, but it’s harder to find / work with the html feature on there. Plus, everything is very touchy when you’re moving it around. But I liked the final result. Both were fun to build, but I’m not sure of how much help they’ll be or whether it’s worth the time to make more — when I could be spending that time designing and writing.
     It was fun putting this picture together, too. I especially like the fact that both men are the same guy — it has a creepy clone thing going on. I’ll have to make more of these collections, instead of just posting individual shirts here.
     Well, thanks for stopping by.
All images copyright MK Hess