Doing a holiday photoshoot with a two year old and two curious cats can be hectic to say the least but getting that winning shot makes it all worth it. Many thanks for Kyler for coming over spur of the moment in his penguin pjs to help Creative Capes announce our upcoming Holiday photo contest. And to Erika Leigh Photography who always provides us stellar images.
Take your best shot of your favorite superhero wearing a Creative Capes outfit and you could win a $50 Creative Capes gift card! Just tag @CreativeCapes on Instagram or post your Christmas photos on the Creative Capes Facebook page by January 3rd to be in the running.
Exciting news! Creative Capes won one of the highly coveted Best Marketing Booth Award at The Bizarre Bazaar at the 42nd Christmas Collection. It is a great honor to be selected from over 475 quality booth displays at this huge Holiday event in Richmond, VA.
It's wonderful to have a cape featured on a greeting card by Mundo Images! Here's a bit about what inspired the card and Ann who runs the small business:
Mundo Images started 10 years ago on paperwork - but really started when I was 4 - taking photos of a frog on a family vacation. Since then - I have loved photography and capturing special moments. In 2017 - I started my greeting card business featuring my photos from around the globe. They are printed locally on tree-free paper!
During our first Christmas in the Country show- our neighbors were Creative Capes. We couldn’t stop noticing how these capes completely transformed these young peeps once they put them on.
When my nephew was turning 3 - I knew I had to get him one. He opened his gift and he lit up! He ran around the house and had a smile all day during his party - and never took off his cape. When we go for walks - he always puts on his cape. He stands a little taller and always smiles. I know I had to create a card out of this wonderful feeling for kids - and a great message for adults.
"In the end... you've got to be your own "super" hero."
"I reached out to Holly at Creative Capes to assist with our preschool auction. Her message of empowerment and encouraging creative courage in children was a perfect match for our preschool. Not only did she donate a personalized cape, she was also gracious enough to donate a portion of funds raised when anyone from the school purchased an item. My son loves his cape and i knew it would be a hot item. Sure enough, we had a great bidding war over the cape. All of the money raised went to refresh the nature preschool including new items for the garden, proper height chairs and table for the younger children to write and new equipment for the STEAM classes. I am so grateful to Holly for her support and will continue to spread the awesome message of Creative Capes!"
- Christine L.
I'd like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Janice for inspiring and empowering her community. I'm proud to be a small part of that in making several custom capes to support her breast cancer awareness efforts.
ABOVE: Janice and friends get ready for a race.
"I was diagnosed in June 2015. When I heard the words,"you have cancer", I cried then went to exercise. My mother also went through the same fight. I knew I wasn't going to let it win. The night before my surgery, I rappelled the Niagara Casino. Right after surgery, I was walking 5 miles daily. Sit, rest, not me! One week after my double mastectomy, I completed 13 miles of the tough mudder.
My first chemo, I wore boxing gloves. I was going to win this fight. Throughout my chemo infusions, I would pick a theme, then decorate myself and my cubicle. I wore all pink, dressed as "Sally", a pilgrim, Mrs. Incredible and santas elf. The staff and patients enjoyed my decorating and I made them happy. They actually looked forward to me getting my treatment. It was not a time for defeat but rather a new beginning for me. It was time for my marathon in Florida and I bought matching top and bottom with a princess skirt. Holly had made capes for my grandsons and I thought, "why not me?" I wore my cape for the Susan Komen race. I was not only representing me in the fight against breast cancer but also all the women out there. I was shopping in the mall, and people would greet me. I know you!! You're one of us!
When I wear my cape, it is not for me. It is to bring recognition to the disease and to all fighting. I wear it to represent everyone. Even though you had surgery, you can still run. Even though you had chemo, you can run. Even though you had radiation, you can run. You do not have to stop living your normal life because you have cancer. I did not let the disease control me, but rather I controlled it!
I am proud to wear my cape to all my runs and will continue doing so."
ABOVE: Janice met Donnie Wahlberg (actor, producer, and member of New Kids on the Block) and asked him to sign a cape for the artist behind Creative Capes. He wrote "To Holly, Love Donnie. PS - This is Awesome!"
ABOVE: Janice presented the Mayor of Buffalo his own cape!
After developing these capes for Janice, I have been asked a number of times if I would make them available for purchase to everyone. Since breast cancer awareness month is October, I will make these special editions available during the months of September and October. Click here to shop now.
What a great note from a happy customer:
“Hi Holly: Just wanted you to see how happy you made our little knight of the magical moon - Super P. He enjoyed his superhero cape do much he hardly takes it off! We do appreciate your donation of this wonderful gift and you will be happy to know he wore it at his knighting ceremony on Saturday.
Thanks for giving this little guy a smile from ear to ear. He is still undergoing treatment for ALL leukemia but he's a superhero and we know he'll prevail! ❤️
Nancy from the Magical Moon Foundation”