November 2009

Please Say Yes.

After writing about missing beloved pets and employees dealing with the loss of a man they loved and respected, my boss said it might be time to mention that sometimes our globes are actually created for happier occasions.
Posted by Snow Globe Central on November 17, 2009

That was Then and This is Now.

One of my favorite family personalized snow globe recently was simple and sweet.
Posted by Snow Globe Central on November 13, 2009

Music Snow Globe

Music snow globes that have the wind up music box in the bottom of the snow globe have been around for a very long time. The component that makes the music is typically a 18 note harp that is activated by winding it up. The music will play until the spring has to be wound up again. The music that is available is very limited in these wind up components and the availability is very undependable.

Posted by Snow Globe Central on November 11, 2009

The Idea Fairy Commeth.

Whine and complain

One thing about making a custom item, is people always want to give you ideas on how you can make it better. We get requests from folks who think we should take their photos and make them into 3-D figurines, and find ways to suspend pieces of confetti so they never fall to the bottom of the globe. People say "wouldn't it be cool if you put a little fan inside each globe so the glitter kept swirling and I didn't have to shake it?"

Posted by Snow Globe Central on November 5, 2009

A Plug for the Competition - sort of.

Original Snowglobe Factory in Vienna. You can look it up. These guys claim to have invented the snow globe and since none of us were around in 1900, we aren't about to dispute that. Bravo for coming up with good idea and staying around for more than 100 years. If you are ever in their neighborhood in Austria, they have a snowglobe museum that is supposed to be pretty neat.

Posted by Snow Globe Central on November 4, 2009

Customer Feedback

Ruthann's Story

Last Christmas I pulled out a globe I had had for at least 20 years. I found out that it had gotten broken somehow and was just going to toss it. My 27 year old about went nuts! Turns out the globe is his first Christmas memory and he has been trying to figure out how to get it from me for his own home. Well I put it away thinking someday I would get it fixed for him. I checked in prices a while ago, and they were so far beyond what I could or would pay, like 20 times the price of the globe originally. And no guarantee it would even be ready before Christmas. Than I found SGC...prices were so reasonable and repair and shipping super quick! You would never know it had even been hurt. The best part of all is I told my son that UPS had lost the globe in transit and I hadn\'t put any insurance on it...he is so bummed and mad at UPS!!! Lol. Can\'t wait to bring it out as his last gift!!! Thank you so much SGC!!!

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