Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Union Eight Offers Thanksgiving Postage Sale

It's here - the annual Thanksgiving holiday postage sale at Zazzle, and Union Eight shops have the best selection of wonderful postage stamps to choose from. Whether you're looking for holiday themed stamps for Christmas cards or unique postage stamps to give as a gift or use as a stocking stuffer for friends or family, we have it. All postage stamps are just $11.99 for a sheet of 20!
And postage stamps are being offered with free shipping until December 31st as follows:
Free shipping on postage orders
"One or more qualifying sheets of postage (sheets of 20) must be purchased to qualify for the free shipping offer. The coupon code STMPHOLIDAYS must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. The free shipping offer is for standard shipping to U.S. addresses only. Shipping charges will apply to orders being shipped on an expedited basis or outside the U.S. Offer is valid from October 27, 2008 through December 31, 2008 at 11:59 pm PST. Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special offer. This promotional offer may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or discount offers. Offer applicable only to orders where Standard or Basic shipping is offered. (Some oversized and high volume orders are too large for these services.)"

For holiday cards, consider these fine offerings:

For gift giving, here are just a few of the many sheets of fun postage stamps you'll find at Union Eight:

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanksgiving Shoe Sale At Union Eight

Everyone needs a new pair of shoes and the shops of Union Eight have plenty of unique designs to choose from for holiday shoppers who need the perfect present. Best of all, all shoes are $10 off from Nov 20-Nov 23. See the coupon below for details.

First, enjoy the enchanting tale of The Elves and the Shoemaker from The Brothers Grimm, in honor of the Christmas Season:

There was once a shoemaker, who worked very hard and was very honest: but still he could not earn enough to live upon; and at last all he had in the world was gone, save just leather enough to make one pair of shoes.

Then he cut his leather out, all ready to make up the next day, meaning to rise early in the morning to his work. His conscience was clear and his heart light amidst all his troubles; so he went peaceably to bed, left all his cares to Heaven, and soon fell asleep. In the morning after he had said his prayers, he sat himself down to his work; when, to his great wonder, there stood the shoes all ready made, upon the table. The good man knew not what to say or think at such an odd thing happening. He looked at the workmanship; there was not one false stitch in the whole job; all was so neat and true, that it was quite a masterpiece.

The same day a customer came in, and the shoes suited him so well that he willingly paid a price higher than usual for them; and the poor shoemaker, with the money, bought leather enough to make two pairs more. In the evening he cut out the work, and went to bed early, that he might get up and begin betimes next day; but he was saved all the trouble, for when he got up in the morning the work was done ready to his hand. Soon in came buyers, who paid him handsomely for his goods, so that he bought leather enough for four pair more. He cut out the work again overnight and found it done in the morning, as before; and so it went on for some time: what was got ready in the evening was always done by daybreak, and the good man soon became thriving and well off again.

One evening, about Christmas-time, as he and his wife were sitting over the fire chatting together, he said to her, ’I should like to sit up and watch tonight, that we may see who it is that comes and does my work for me.’ The wife liked the thought; so they left a light burning, and hid themselves in a corner of the room, behind a curtain that was hung up there, and watched what would happen.

As soon as it was midnight, there came in two little naked dwarfs; and they sat themselves upon the shoemaker’s bench, took up all the work that was cut out, and began to ply with their little fingers, stitching and rapping and tapping away at such a rate, that the shoemaker was all wonder, and could not take his eyes off them. And on they went, till the job was quite done, and the shoes stood ready for use upon the table. This was long before daybreak; and then they bustled away as quick as lightning.

The next day the wife said to the shoemaker. ’These little wights have made us rich, and we ought to be thankful to them, and do them a good turn if we can. I am quite sorry to see them run about as they do; and indeed it is not very decent, for they have nothing upon their backs to keep off the cold. I’ll tell you what, I will make each of them a shirt, and a coat and waistcoat, and a pair of pantaloons into the bargain; and do you make each of them a little pair of shoes.’

The thought pleased the good cobbler very much; and one evening, when all the things were ready, they laid them on the table, instead of the work that they used to cut out, and then went and hid themselves, to watch what the little elves would do.

About midnight in they came, dancing and skipping, hopped round the room, and then went to sit down to their work as usual; but when they saw the clothes lying for them, they laughed and chuckled, and seemed mightily delighted.

Then they dressed themselves in the twinkling of an eye, and danced and capered and sprang about, as merry as could be; till at last they danced out at the door, and away over the green.

The good couple saw them no more; but everything went well with them from that time forward, as long as they lived.

Here are a few samples of some of the colorful Keds shoes available.

Women's Mod Pink Poodle Lace Up kedsshoe
Women's Mod Pink Poodle Lace Up by shoe_shop
Pink Argyle Sneakers kedsshoe
Pink Argyle Sneakers by Custom_Shoes

I Love Heart My Boyfriend Tennis Shoes kedsshoe
I Love Heart My Boyfriend Tennis Shoes by TeeShirtsTShirtsWildflowers kedsshoe
Wildflowers by shoesforyou
Purple Octopus Pink kedsshoe
Purple Octopus Pink by cute_shoes


$10 Off Shoes

$10 discount applies to orders of one or more qualifying shoe items. The coupon code TURKEYZSHOES must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. Offer is valid from November 20, 2008 through November 23, 2008 at 11:59pm PST. Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special promotional pricing offer. This promotional offer may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or discount offers.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Union Eight Launches

It's official! Union Eight is being launched today, and we, as parents of our new arrival, are very proud to see her finally emerging into the world of t-shirts and gifts. For many months we've nurtured her, fed her original, healthy designs, and now we have the opportunity to watch her blossom. We couldn't be more proud of her than we are today.

For those of you who have just stumbled across our Union Eight blog, we'll try to fill you in on the story behind Union Eight. Several months ago, eight graphic designers, who are also friends, decided to form their own brand of t-shirts and gifts. All eight of us are graphic artists, and have worked at other POD (print-on-demand) online companies. It was at one particular POD that we all became acquainted, and eventually became friends. While working on our Union Eight project, we've become so close, we're more like family now than friends, and you couldn't tear us apart with a crowbar, which makes our Union Eight project that much more incredible. All of us actually love and respect one another and their unique abilities as graphic designers and business people.


A few months ago, the leader of our Union Eight group met with Zazzle, a prominent, up-and-coming POD company, and a marriage was born between Union Eight and Zazzle. All of us at Union Eight are very proud to become a part of the Zazzle family, and hope our relationship will be a long, and happy one. In honor of the official birth of Union Eight, in conjunction with Zazzle, Union Eight is having a three-day 2008 Holiday Sale, as a gift to our loyal customers, and also a gift to our new customers who are searching for Christmas savings this year due to the bad economy. This is our special Christmas gift to you, and we hope you'll come back and shop with us throughout the year. The following Union Eight stores are offering major price reductions:

and Gifts

Cowpie Creek

T-shirts And Family Gifts


Awesome Tee Shirts and Gifts

Irish T-Shirts

Cards T-shirts and Gifts


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Don't Wait For Black Friday - Shop Now For Christmas

Thanksgiving comes late this year so don't wait for Black Friday to do your Christmas shopping. If you want to get a good start on your holiday chores list, pull out a pencil and paper and make a list of gifts people you'd like to remember this holiday season. Then do some online shopping with the member shops at Union Eight. You're sure to find unique presents for Uncle Joe and Grandma Jackie from our many designs on t-shirts, hoodies, caps, tote bags and other gift and apparel items. Here is a sample gift list to get you started - bet you can think of plenty more once you get the pencil on the pad:
Aunt Frances - loves to cook.
Here's a Christmas kitchen apron that's sure to delight her this year.
Christmas Present Christmas Apron apron
Christmas Present Christmas Apron by christmas_tshirts

Brother Micheal - loves to tinker on the computer.
Give him a cap that celebrates his brain power.
Ask The Geek hat
Ask The Geek by geek_gear

Sister Paulette - great mom and always funny.
How about a snarky mom t-shirt to show you appreciate her great sense of humor?
One Hot Mama shirt
One Hot Mama by MotherandFatherGifts

Grandma Darla - a Grandma supreme.
Show her she's the World's Greatest Grandma in your life with this gift.
Number One Grandma shirt
Number One Grandma by MyGrandparentsRock

Aunt Nina - loves to read.
Get her a funny book tote bag to carry all her reading books in.
Cute I Need More Books bag
Cute I Need More Books by booklovergifts

Aunt Shirley - vegan cook extraordinaire.
Get her a vegan t-shirt like this one:
Vegan Chick Organic T-Shirt shirt
Vegan Chick Organic T-Shirt by veggieshirts

Grandma Sheryl - more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
Get her a funny t-shirt to make her laugh on Christmas morning.
Warning POWERED BY CAFFEINE Women's Dark T-Shirt shirt
Warning POWERED BY CAFFEINE Women's Dark T-Shirt by warningsignshirts

So grab that pencil, make up your list, and start shopping at these fine Union Eight shops:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Great Holiday Gifts

Decorate your holiday and your Christmas tree with the best holiday ornaments. Our Christmas Ornaments will last a lifetime and can be stored easily without worry of breaking. Browse our Christmas ornaments to find the perfect ornament for your Christmas tree.

If you've got a sports minded person on your holiday shopping list, we have some of the most unique sports holiday gifts that are sure to please anyone. Unlike brick and mortar shops, our sports gifts are one-of-a-kind and individually designed by the best designers. Browse our array of great sports gifts for you, your family and your friends.

Christmas is the holiday that all children anticipate all year long. Filled with twinkling lights, home-cooked goodies, tinsel and gifts ... our kids anxiously await opening those long-awaited gifts from Santa. Make their Christmas even more special when you gift a child with a designer created gift. We offer the best in kids clothing from the cradle to the classroom that will put a smile on every child's face on Christmas morning.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Vegan And Vegetarian Cookbooks Rock!

I think I've mentioned before that I'm a vegan. I have been, on and off, for about 17 years now, although I admit to slipping back into a vegetarian diet on occasion. A couple of years ago, I joined a vegan forum and met the "owner" of that forum, a successful cookbook author by the name of Sarah Kramer. She had written two vegan cookbooks with a friend of hers, and they became best-selling authors in the vegan community. Their first book, "How It All Vegan" was an instant success, quickly followed by their second best-seller, "Garden Of Vegan". I became friendly with Sarah through her Go Vegan forum and when she started writing her third vegan cookbook, I asked her if she would like some of my recipes I had been planning to include in my own vegan cookbook, an idea I had decided to give up. Sarah graciously accepted my recipes and included about 60 of them in "La Dolce Vegan", her third vegan cookbook. For those of you who have "La Dolce Vegan', I'm the "Wolffie" included in that
cookbook. Sarah's fourth cookbook, "Vegan A Go Go" is currently in bookstores, so if you're a fan of Sarah's vegan cookbooks, I suggest you pick up a copy.

If you're looking for vegan, vegetarian, or animal rights t-shirts and gifts, why not check out Veggie Shirts. I opened this vegan and vegetarian t-shirt and gift shop for my vegan and vegetarian friends, so if you stop by, please say hi. If you can't stop in, please wave as you go by.

Veggie Shirts is a proud member of Union Eight

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Great Embroidered Apparel - Just In Time For Holiday Shopping

Union Eight online shops are happy to announce embroidered apparel for holiday shoppers. Choose from three styles of caps plus great mens and womens jackets, polos, tote bags and t-shirts. Many of our embroidery products can be personalized with your name at no extra charge to make a unique Christmas gift for that special someone on your list.
Here are some examples of the fine embroidery available:
Football Team Embroidered Shirt embroideredshirt
Football Team Embroidered Shirt by embroideryshirts
Sailing Embroidered Bag embroideredbag
Sailing Embroidered Bag by embroideryshirts
Any School Name High School Embroidered embroideredshirt
Any School Name High School Embroidered by TeeShirtsTShirts
God Bless America Embroidered Baseball Cap/Hat embroideredhat
God Bless America Embroidered Baseball Cap/Hat by wolffie
US Flag Add Your Name Embroidered Shirt embroideredshirt
US Flag Add Your Name Embroidered Shirt by embroidered
The Bride Embroidered Text Polo Shirt embroideredshirt
The Bride Embroidered Text Polo Shirt by weddingsareus
Time for Tea at Grandma's House embroideredshirt
Time for Tea at Grandma's House by MyGrandparentsRock