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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Lamps are 50% Off Tonight Only on Zazzle

This is a really good deal tonight until midnight PST. If you’re interested, see my post about it here with the promo code. Find a unique lamp – or design your own.

-harymess 🙂

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

Popular Home Bar Saloon Personalized Coasters on Sale

With the Black Friday Week 2014 deals on Zazzle right now, my popular saloon coaster set is 20% off. These fun coasters have a gray-blue rustic wood grain effect and would look good in a home bar or man cave. You can add your name, monogram and the year your saloon was established:

These would make a great unique, personalized Christmas gift!

Use coupon promo code ZWEEKOFDEALS at checkout.


MK Hess Creative

All designs © MK Hess

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!


check out Zazzle’s Black Friday week promo codes

My Pretty Christmas Gifts on Zazzle

When it comes to Christmas, as you can see from my other posts, I’m more likely to make funny designs. But slowly, over the past couple of years, I’ve been adding some more pretty ones to the FancyCelebration store and thought I’d show you some of them here.
I really like how this new snowflake pattern turned out. Here it is on a Christmas tree skirt:

And a Christmas stocking with a personalized name:

See it on a lot more items here, including wrapping paper and lots, lots more. You can even use it as a background for your photos or text.

I also like the way this collage pattern turned out. It has a gingerbread man, reindeer, snowman, tree, mistletoe, candy canes and stars and snowflakes, all on a pretty green striped background. Here’s the wrapping paper:

And here’s a cute pillow:

See more here.

These invitations turned out well. They have a modern, neon tree on them and plenty of room on front and back to add your party details:

You can also find this tree on cards, postcards and stamps here.

I had fun making this vintage-style Christmas typography design. It says, “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.” Here it is on a pretty photo card and an ornament.

See it on many more items here.

There are the Christmas beer bottle labels for homebrewers, which I’ve already shown here. Here’s one of them. Customize with your photo, your name, the name of your brew and the year. Click here to see all four.

I also have a handful of other miscellaneous pretty Christmas designs. Explore the FancyCelebration store to see more of them – and a lot of other cool customizable designs.


All designs © MK Hess

Clock Gift Ideas for Every Style


Of all the print-on-demand products out there, one of my favorites to design is the clock. I guess I’m drawn to clocks because they can be artistic but also practical. I also like the challenge of trying to design for either a square or round clock face on Zazzle and blending the numbers into the design. That’s not always easy to do, especially if you’re working with a design that was originally made for a t-shirt or a lamp or a button. It’s a fun challenge, and I thought I’d show you some of the results here. Maybe you’ll find one you like. If you do, don’t forget to check Zazzle’s coupon page so you’ll get the best deal.

Here are some of the clocks I’ve made:

irish pub st patricks day personalized clock

Make your own Irish Pub clock with this easy-to-fill-in template. This design looks like green wood. All the text is customizable.

outer space tunnel numbers clock

If you’ve ever wanted to have a wormhole on your wall, this is the clock for you. This outer-space-inspired clock has numbers that get sucked into the middle infinitely.

small magellanic cloud space clock

The space image on this clock comes courtesy of NASA. It’s an image of the Small Magellanic Cloud. I added gold-colored Roman numerals to the galaxy / nebula image.

writer typewriter clock

This vintage-looking clock for writers has a typewriter, a notebook paper look and the words “WRITING TIME” instead of numbers. Personalize the text on the typewriter paper.

ship anchor clock with your name

Perfect for the saloon on your yacht – or simply for a nautical-themed room – this clock has a silver-colored anchor that you can customize. The numbers are white Roman numerals. Even the blue background can be changed.

merry christmas home decor clock

This pretty holiday clock has vintage-looking red typography that says, “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.” There are no numbers but the red border marks the time with small squares.

fine art starry night van Gogh clock

Here’s a classic everyone knows: Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night. I thought it would look pretty with some gold Roman numerals added to it. I don’t usually use fine art, but I couldn’t resist making this after I found a good, high-quality copy of the painting and wanted to see how it would look.

strawberries watercolor wall clock

Strawberries everywhere. I’ve been learning how to make seamless patterns this year, and it was fun arranging these strawberries – sort of like figuring out a puzzle. I gave them a slight watercolor look and added white, outlined numbers.

vintage roman numerals blue marble personalized clock

This one is all about the numbers. I wanted to make them look fancy and old. I added a blue marbled background. What’s special about this one is that you can add your own words in a circle in the middle or delete the sample text to leave it blank.

kitty pun orange cat with your name clock

This cute clock has an orange cat and the punny words, “I’m Feline Fine. I’m Not Lion!” It’s on a pink, customizable background and you can either add a name or leave it blank.

art deco style fully customizable photo clock

This Art-Deco-inspired photo clock was interesting to design. I looked through antique clock books at the library and decided to do a design where the numbers weren’t in a predictable circle or square. You can add six photos and text in the middle. You can even “customize” to add a background color.

colorful bookshelf pattern clock

This is a fun, brightly-colored bookshelf pattern for readers and writers. The clock numbers are white.

personalized saloon clock with old wood look

All the text on this saloon clock can be customized. Done in shades of gray, blue and white, it’s made to look like worn wood.

personalized grapes / winery clock

This vintage-looking clock has a cluster of grapes behind a circle where you can add all your own text. It’s all in shades of beige, purple, green and gold. There are no numbers on this clock.

christian word art cross clock

This is another numberless clock. It’s word art done in the shape of a cross, with all Christian words.

antique ship sailing clock

An old, vintage tall ship forms the center of this clock, with an ancient blue map behind it and a circle with Roman numerals.

metal steampunk octopus kraken clock

The original steampunk octopus on this clock is done in gold coloring with plenty of gears. The dark blue background can be customized. The numbers are gold-colored Roman numerals.

pretty blue daisy floral clock

The stylized Daisy flower on this clock is original and drawn with twelve evenly-spaced petals, to correspond with the clock numbers. It’s a pretty and unique clock.

retro 1950s style diner personalized clock

This fun clock has a 50s Diner look. It has a pink-and-white checkered background with a diner sign where you can add your name. I made this one entirely by hand and like the result. HERE is an alternate square version where you can add a diner slogan and the year your diner was founded.

groovy hippie rainbow clock

This is a bright, swirly clock with a tiedye effect. Even the numbers are a rainbow of color.

white floral wreath clock in coral pink

A pretty, modern monogram clock with white stenciled flowers and white numbers. The coral pink background can be changed to any color you like. Easily add your own initial to the middle.

marijuana leaf / leaves pot weed pattern clock

Cannabis leaves make up this pretty pattern. It’s mostly green with a slight tiedye effect on the leaves. Perfect for the pot / weed fan. The numbers are white. Due to content policies, this clock is set to PG-13, so you’ll need to make an account and change your settings on Zazzle in order to see it.

retro typography parchment mom clock

If you’re going to call your mom the world’s best, you might as well do it in style. This vintage-looking clock says it in very fancy, flourished typography on a parchment-colored grunge background.

pretty rose vintage look clock

This pretty clock looks like the Victorian or Edwardian era with a single red rose, a parchment background with polka dots and black old-style numbers.

card suits personalized poker clock

Personalize your game room with this red, black and white card-suit clock. The numbers are placed over the hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades. Easily add your own text to the middle.

Thanks for having a look at my clocks! If you find one you like, don’t forget to check Zazzle’s coupon page before you order. There are some good discounts this time of year.


All designs © MK Hess