Friday, November 21, 2008

Gift Card Sale! My Birthday Present to YOU!

In celebration of my birthday next Wednesday, I'm giving YOU a present - just in time for the beginning of the holiday shopping season!

For a very limited time - today through 5:00 pm on November 28th - purchase a Mikkean Photography Gift of Portraiture Gift Card for a family member, for a friend, or even for yourself and you will receive a 38% discount on the purchase of them!!! (Can you guess how old I'll be?!)

Purchase as many Gift of Portraiture Gift Cards as you'd like and receive the discount on each one. They do not have an expiration date and may be used towards the purchase of products and services at our Mikkean Photography studio.

* A $50 Gift Card is only $31
* A $100 Gift Card is only $62
* A $200 Gift Card is only $124

Our gift cards make GREAT gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Birthday, Anniversary, Just Because, and even a Baby Shower gift for an expectant mom (for maternity or newborn portraits).

Each Gift Card is the size of a credit card, fits perfectly in a wallet and is beautifully packaged and ready for you to give. And, if you'd like, we will even mail it to the recipient for you at no extra charge!

Don't wait! Give a gift that is as unique as the recipient and one that will be greatly appreciated and treasured for a lifetime - the Gift of Portraiture from Mikkean Photography.

For your convenience, we accept Visa and Mastercard. Call the studio at (904) 403-9553 to order your Gift Cards today!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Honoring Those Who Serve this Veterans Day

This beautiful day, the 11th day of the 11th month of November, we celebrate Veterans Day. Unfortunately, for many in our country, this day will be unnoticed. But for many is a solemn day to give recognition to those men and women who stand on foreign soils as well as here in the US who fight for all the rights we have been given and for our freedom and protection. It is also the day to give honor to those who gave their ultimate sacrifice and for the sacrifices of their families that were made in support of our great country. To all the soldiers of yesterday, today and tomorrow, my humble thanks for dedicating your life to our wonderful country.

As you may have read in earlier blog posts, on December 25, 2007 one of our own family members (my husband's cousin) gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Iraq - Sgt. Bryan Tutten. To Bryan - you are a true American hero and will be greatly missed. To Aunt Sylvia (Bryan's mom) and to Constandina, Catherine and Garreth (Bryan's wife and children), not a day goes by that I do not think of you. Bryan was a hero and today and every day, I am humbled by his courage, honor and sacrifice. Know that we will always be here for you all. We love and miss you, Bryan.

We Stood For Freedom
by Roger J. Robicheau, Former U.S. Army Specialist Fifth Class

We stood for freedom just like you
And loved the flag you cherish too
Our uniforms felt great to wear
You know the feel, and how you care.

In step we marched, the cadence way
The same is true with you today
Oh how we tried to do our best
As you do now, from test to test
How young we were and proud to be
Defenders of true liberty.

So many thoughts bind soldiers well
The facts may change, not how we jell
Each soldier past, and you now here
Do share what will not disappear
One thought now comes, straight from my heart
For soldiers home, who've done their part.

I'm honored to have served with you
May Godly peace, help get you through
And now I'll end with a request
Do ponder this, while home at rest
America, respect our day
Each veteran, helped freedom stay.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Give the Gift of Memories to Family and Friends this Holiday Season

Have you ever received a gift and cringed a bit, not because it wasn't appreciated or a really cool gift, but because you just don't have the room for one more "thing"? Each one of us accumulates more "stuff" in a lifetime than we'll ever need. This Christmas and holiday season don't give a gift that will end up among all the other "stuff". Give a gift that will capture memories for a lifetime and will be treasured by family and friends.

Mikkean Photography - A Gift of Portraiture Gift Card

Mikkean Photography - A Gift of Portraiture Gift Cards are a gift that can be used by just about anyone and any time and certainly won't be returned! Gift cards are available in $50, $100 and $200 denominations and each one is beautifully packaged in a gift card enclosure and provides an area where you may personalize to whom it's for and from. We'll even send it to the recipient for you, if you wish!

Of all the "things" we own, what is the one thing that almost everyone grabs first if they were to have to to vacate immediately? They all grab their most treasured family possessions - the family photographs.

This Christmas season, give your loved ones a gift that they can truly treasure and which will certainly be a gift for a lifetime. Call 904-403-9553 to purchase yours today!

Free Printable Holiday Gift List

We want to make your holiday gift shopping a little easier this year. Click on the image below to get your printable copy of a holiday gift list that you can use to help you plan your holiday shopping.

Mikkean Photography Holiday Shopping Gift List

(This is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat to read. This is a free download.)