October 2009

Love you forever.

What is sweeter than engraving those words to illustrate a photograph of teenagers in the throes of first love?
Posted by Snow Globe Central on October 30, 2009

My Snow Globe Broke!

While there are some folks out there who are die-hard snow globe/snow dome collectors (more on them later), a very high percentage of snow globes are given as gifts. So these globes pack a double whammy - they are beloved gifts, but they also represent the ties between the gifter and the recipient.

So when a globe breaks, it can get really emotional.
Posted by Snow Globe Central on October 28, 2009

Love you, Love you not.

Got an email recently from a customer. While he loved the snow globe, he and his girlfriend had broken up.
Posted by Snow Globe Central on October 21, 2009

Our House (is a very, very fine house)

A woman wrote a while back and said she had been searching everywhere for a company that could put a particular photograph in a globe and she was so happy to have found us. The digital photograph she sent was black and white, a simple farmhouse in the snow, and the plate said "Our House."
Posted by Snow Globe Central on October 20, 2009

Advertising Snow Globe

You can't be around snow globes as much as we are and not keep an eye out for collectibles. The boss gets them as gifts and if he ever retires, he could open a museum with his collection of collectible snow globes.
Posted by Snow Globe Central on October 15, 2009

What's the Liquid in the Snow Globe?

"What's the liquid in the snow globe?" We get asked this question all the time. Let me tell you that the liquid used in our custom made snow globes is very important. In fact you really couldn't have a snow globe made by us without the liquid in the snow globe.
Posted by Snow Globe Central on October 9, 2009

Wedding Bells

A recent engagement photo was sent to us along with an order for a dozen identical snow globes. We were pretty sure it was a slip of the finger and wrote back to confirm the quantity, which we expected was either "1" or "2".
Posted by Snow Globe Central on October 7, 2009

Footprints and a Building in the Snow

So, if you haven't seen a snow globe like we make them, let me explain. We take real glass snow globes and high-end bases (faux stone, wood or polished metal) and we seal people's photographs inside them. If someone just wants a wet photo frame, they can get one of those slot-based plastic deals at a discount store and switch photos out as the mood strikes. Ours don''t work that way; we recreate the photos sent to us, reproduce them so they will hold up in the liquid, select the perfect confetti or sparkles to go with the picture and create a one-of-a-kind snow globe. To order one of our globes, you have to be committed to the images inside. Fickle people need not apply.
Posted by Snow Globe Central on October 5, 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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