Are you still wondering what’s on the other side of this big camera? They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, I think a few words can create thousands of pictures. I worked with a pretty cool film director Randy Young of TAP Productions to pull together this short segment for TT Patton. He started with only a few words…
Have you made a difference
Spread some joy
Had a thought
Have you cared enough for someone to say
I love you
Have you written lately?
TT Patton, Barrington
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Did you know the movie It’s a Wonderful Life was made from a Christmas card? In 1943, Philip Van Doren Stern was frustrated with rejection letters from publishers for his book The Greatest Gift. So, he made 200 pamphlets of the book and sent them out as Christmas cards. One made it to the producer of RKO studios Charles Koerner who bought the pamphlet for $50,000 and the rights to make it into a movie, It’s a Wonderful Life.
Tom Glazer of the Graphic Image leather company in New York, found an original copy of The Greatest Gift among his father’s possessions. In just a season as this, he has created a new edition based on the original version in three styles; the original blue, a holiday red and an edition with a lovely red leather cover.
It’s a small book of only 31 pages, but packed with a message of “The Greatest Gift”. What will your Christmas card say this year? Will it be sold for $50,000, made into a major motion picture and ranked number twenty in the top 100 movies of all time? You never know who will see your message, so make it personal and let it be a reflection of you. Regardless of what you see through your lenses or in the mirror at the moment…you’re still living a wonderful life; the greatest gift; worth much more than $50,000. Continue reading
If you ever see me opening the shop or leaving at night, I always have a tote bag. I’m obsessed with them. But maybe it’s because I’m also obsessed with notebooks. I carry at least 3 at all times; my personal journal, my calendar, and a “doodle” book. Sometimes I have a separate journal just for client notes. You heard about the new leather holder for my composition notebooks? It’s embossed with TTP. Pretty slick.
A couple of weeks ago I bought the new Flex by Filofax. I test products so I know what to tell my clients about the quality and utility. Wink. Flex is so cool and fun to explain. On many days I laugh at myself.
To spare you my poor acting skills…I found a “Flex enthusiast”, Philofaxy, to explain all the details of this new “notebook”, made in the UK, now at TT Patton. Continue reading