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Christmas at Gump’s, San Francisco

Gump's Store

Calliope Designs personalized ornaments are sold at one of San Francisco’s most lovely and cherished stores, Gump’s, located in Union Square at 135 Post Street. During the holiday season, one of our owners, Stephanie Eddy, is invited by Gump’s to come on Saturdays and Sundays from Thanksgiving to Christmas and meet the Gump’s customers and personalize the Calliope Christmas ornaments that are for sale. This is a tradition that has been going on for 25 years!

Christmas Celebration at Gump’s

Appearing at Gump’s has been a wonderful opportunity to experience first hand the joy of creating a collection of personalized holiday ornaments. Families come each year to select their special ornament for that year. New styles are always available. We have especially enjoyed seeing individuals, couples and families return to us at Gump’s to add to their ornament collections.

Couples come when they get engaged and have a unique engagement design personalized and dated. Following the engagement is the “Our First Christmas” personalized ornament with the name of the bride and groom and their wedding date. Then we see them come back when the first home is purchased and for each child’s “Baby’s First Christmas.” Calliope’s Christmas ornaments also make especially thoughtful gifts for neighbors, grandparents, and friends! We truly believe that all family events can be made more memorable with that special personalized ornament.

Now, after 25 years, Stephanie is making Christmas ornaments for new families – children who are grown up and getting married and starting their own collection. This is a wonderful San Francisco holiday shopping tradition for many Bay Area families. And, people who have moved away from San Francisco, often telephone in orders for Stephanie to personalize and be mailed to them in far away places. Gump’s also provides, free of charge, a lovely gift wrap for the personalized ornament keepsakes.

Over the years Calliope Designs has created custom designed products to be sold only at Gump’s or in the Gump’s By Mail catalog. Here customers from all over the world could purchase our personalized designs. In 2006 Calliope added six new San Francisco ornaments featuring the Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco Skyline, San Francisco Cable Car, Lombard Street’s Winding Way, and Santa Driving the Cable Car, all to be personalized and sold at this special location.

Along with the new San Francisco personalized ornaments Gump’s customers will find a large collection of our Penguin Family ornaments, Snow Family ornaments, Baby ornaments, Wedding ornaments, and of course, a special ornament for everyone’s favorite puppy – the Dog Bone with Jingle Bells ornament.

It’s a challenge to create many marvelous new ornaments to be personalized for our long-time collectors! But it’s one we love and will continue to do for many years to come.

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Calliope Designs Ornaments at Gump’s San Francisco

bear couple personalized christmas ornament

Christmas ornament designers and manufacturers, Calliope Designs, will be appearing at Gump’s department store in San Francisco to continue their 25-year tradition of personalized Christmas ornaments. Owner Stephanie Eddy will appear every weekend from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) November 1, 2007 — Unique holiday ornament purveyor, Calliope Designs, will be appearing at Gump’s department store in San Francisco to continue their 25-year tradition of personalized Christmas ornaments every weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Calliope Designs owner Stephanie Eddy will be on hand to help patrons select and personalize holiday ornaments.

Calliope Designs Christmas Ornaments for Famous Store

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This is really our favorite time of year

We try hard to design for everyone, whether they love Santa, skiing, angels or penguins

We come out with new themes and variations every year so families can give a theme to all their loved ones commemorating that year and those holiday memories.

Although we can’t personally be at Fortunoff’s, there are several gifted artisans on hand to personalize our Calliope personalized holiday ornaments in New York. Fortunoff’s, like Gump’s, has become an annual holiday tradition for so many families, and we’re so excited to launch our new Irish themed ornaments in their stores this year!

Of course, not everyone can make it to Gump’s or Fortunoff’s but most, if not all the Calliope Designs personalized ornaments are available online at www.calliopedesigns.com.

“This is really our favorite time of year,” said Stephanie Eddy, Owner and President of Calliope. “We have been going to Gump’s to personalize ornaments for 25 years and we love to see our customers and help them create wonderful lasting holiday memories. We often see the same families every year, we watch children grow up, get engaged, get married and start a new generation and when we know that Calliope Designs personalized ornaments have become a staple in their Christmas traditions, there is just nothing better!”

Calliope Designs is all about long-standing traditions. Their lines of personalized ornaments cover every theme, every family and every activity so every customer can find something meaningful and fun. Family ornaments are available in every combination and number and new Las Vegas “Just Married” ornaments and Snowball Christmas Scene globe ornaments were also introduced this year.

Longstanding customers of Calliope have extensive collections going back years and representing every theme and every stage of their family. Whether you need a golf ornament, a sailing ornament or even a regional Christmas ornament to commemorate a special trip, you’ll find it at Calliope Designs.

“We try hard to design for everyone, whether they love Santa, skiing, angels or penguins,” said Eddy. “We come out with new themes and variations every year so families can give a theme to all their loved ones commemorating that year and those holiday memories.”
This year, Calliope has also launched a new set of San Francisco themed ornaments specifically for their Gump’s clientele. There are four designs around the famous San Francisco cable cars, two designs that feature the Golden Gate Bridge and even one ornament featuring the famous San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts. These are perfect for people visiting San Francisco for the holidays, or for locals who want to mark the memory with a city-specific theme.

Calliope has also developed a special line of Irish themed ornaments for the Fortunoff department stores in Westbury, Long Island, New York. These Irish ornaments feature Celtic knotwork, brightly colored four-leaf clovers and charming Kelly green colors

“Although we can’t personally be at Fortunoff’s, there are several gifted artisans on hand to personalize our Calliope personalized holiday ornaments in New York. Fortunoff’s, like Gump’s, has become an annual holiday tradition for so many families, and we’re so excited to launch our new Irish themed ornaments in their stores this year!” said Eddy. “Of course, not everyone can make it to Gump’s or Fortunoff’s but most, if not all the Calliope Designs personalized ornaments are available online at www.calliopedesigns.com.”

ABOUT CALLIOPE DESIGNS
When Dorr and Stephanie Eddy began making bread dough ornaments in their kitchen in 1972 they had no idea how popular their handmade Christmas tree decorations would become. Today, after more than 35 years of distributing their Christmas tree ornaments through fine retailers and major department stores nationwide, their whimsical little clay dough ornaments are treasured by children and grownups all over the world.

Each Calliope dough and the claydough ornament is an original creation designed by Dorr Eddy. The unique character of each personalized Christmas ornament adds to the style of a completely handmade product. The bright colors and high gloss coating add to the ornament’s attractiveness and durability. The special techniques and the tools we have created greatly enhance our consistent quality.

Every design can be personalized to order creating a unique and treasured gift.

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Personalized Christmas Ornament Designer Calliope Designs Launches Refreshed Website for Consumers

Calliope Designs, a Santa Rosa, California based Christmas ornament manufacturer is proud to announce their refreshed and updated e-commerce website at www.calliopedesigns.com.

Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2007 — Santa Rosa, California based dough Christmas ornament manufacturer Calliope Designs is proud to debut their new and improved website at https://www.calliopedesigns.com. This newly refreshed e-commerce website allows consumers to purchase and to order custom personalization for their high quality and whimsical claydough ornaments.

Owner and President Stephanie Eddy explained, “In the competitive industry of Christmas ornaments, you have to have a fun and usable website so people can really see what they are ordering and you need to offer your consumer control over the personalization of this special gift. We worked hard to recategorize and refresh our website to improve the user shopping experience.”

In the competitive industry of Christmas ornaments, you have to have a fun and usable website so people can really see what they are ordering and you need to offer your consumer control over the personalization of this special gift. We worked hard to recategorize and refresh our website to improve the user shopping experience.

By offering a Christmas ornament with a creative and original look as well as a personal touch, like a depiction of a family unit, we feel like we offer people the chance to capture their own family personality on their Christmas tree. When you know you can find the personalized Christmas ornament that is right for you, or the perfect Christmas ornament for a family member or friend, the ornament goes from afterthought impulse to thoughtful gift.
Christmas ornaments can be a challenging sell online. Most consumers prefer to see the product, touch it and make sure they approve of the color and quality. Additionally, Christmas ornaments can be more of an “impulse buy” rather than a well planned out keepsake. Calliope Designs aims to change that perception, offering ornaments that not only depict traditional Christmas themes like Santa Claus and Christmas angles, but also families of all shapes and sizes, hobbies, geographic regions and even sports!

“By offering a Christmas ornament with a creative and original look as well as a personal touch, like a depiction of a “non traditional” family unit, we feel like we offer people the chance to capture their own family personality on their Christmas tree. When you know you can find the personalized Christmas ornament that is right for you, or the perfect Christmas ornament for a family member or friend, the ornament goes from afterthought impulse to thoughtful gift.”

This understanding of the changing market and industry, and the evolution of the internet made it clear that this small business needed to update their website to be as thoughtful and friendly as their product. Using cogent usability studies and watching their customer behavior closely, they were able to formulate a plan and implement changes that will help people find the perfect personalized Christmas ornaments for their tree or the perfect thoughtful gift for friend or family through their website at CalliopeDesigns.com.

Eddy said, “Now that our site is laid out the way we want, our plan is now to build out all kinds of resources for our consumers. We already have a guide to making your own dough ornaments at home and we have plans to offer guides on writing personalized messages, Christmas ornament display ideas, choosing the right personalized ornaments as gifts and other helpful tips for making your holiday season brighter!”

About Calliope Designs

When Dorr and Stephanie Eddy began making bread dough personalized ornaments in their kitchen in 1972 they had no idea how popular their Christmas tree decorations would become. Today, after more than 35 years of distributing their Christmas tree ornaments through fine retailers and major department stores nationwide, their whimsical little claydough ornaments are treasured by children and grownups all over the world.

Each Calliope dough ornament is an original creation designed by Dorr Eddy. The unique character of each Christmas ornament adds to the style of a completely handmade product. The bright colors and high gloss coating add to the ornament’s attractiveness and durability. Our special techniques and the tools we have created greatly enhance our consistent quality.