Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays

To all of my blog readers:

From all of us at Everlasting Memories!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Payment Info

For your added convenience, Everlasting Memories now accepts all major Credit Cards. Contact us for further details!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Items

I usually do not speak of my personal life on my blog, as this is where I post things related to my business, but I wanted to tell you all the reason for the lack of posts and contests lately. I had a death in my family and had to take some time off for that. I have been consumed with family emergencies for the last few years! My Uncle was 44 and passed away on November 10, 2008 from a massive heart attack. I had another Uncle who passed away 5 months before {in June} at the age of 48 of a heart attack and another Uncle in January 2007 who died from Cancer at the age of 50. And my Aunt died in December of 2006. Last year, I lost both of my grandmothers 6 days apart. So needless to say, my family has been through a lot over the last couple of years. I do hope that you all will understand my absence lately.

Now on to business news: The holiday season is very busy for Everlasting Memories, so there will not be any contests until January. I am now offering Photo Announcements... for any occasion.

Here are some examples:


There are more samples listed on the Everlasting Memories Website along with prices and answers to any questions you might have. Pop on over to: http://www.everlastingmemoriesllc.net/

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What Would You Like?

We at Everlasting Memories are running another contest. So far, we've run a contest to win a free Pencil Portrait and we've run a contest to win a Memorial Slide Show. Now, we're leaving it up to you to choose what you'd like to win. This is truly a unique contest because you, our clients get to choose what you would like to win. Send an email to: EverlastingMemoriesLLC@verizon.net to let us know what you'd like to win and send us a brief synopses of the reason for choosing that prize. If you would like to win a Slide Show, please let us know if you wish it to be Memorial, Wedding, Vacation, etc. All entries will be placed into a bucket and one will be drawn at random. We highly reccomend that you send this link along to all of your friends and family members!
Please Note:
~ In the event that the winner chose a Pencil Sketch, that prize will be for a Pencil Sketch including 1 person and 8x10 in size.
~ In the event that the winner chose a Slide Show, that prize will be for a maximum of 50 photos.
**In the case of both prizes, you may upgrade.
The deadline for all entries will be Friday, October 17, 2008 at 8:00 PM CDT.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Gift Certificates Now Available

Christmas is right around the corner {only 88 days from today, but who's counting}...Everlasting Memories now offers Gift Certificates. Can't figure out what to buy for that special person in your life? How about purchasing a Gift Certificate for a Slide Show or Pencil Portrait? They make great Anniversary and Birthday gifts too! Call or email us for details!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


If you haven't already noticed, the Everlasting Memories website { http://everlastingmemoriesllc.net/} has been completely re-done! I tried to make it more user friendly and easier to navigate. For those of you having trouble viewing the slide-shows on the website, I have added a 10 second buffer so there should be limited or no interruption. I have also posted pricing on the website so that those of you who had questions about the prices will be able to go directly to the site for that information. I have done away with packages and offered a per picture fee...this will make it easier for people who do not have 100 photos to put into a slide show. Over the next couple of weeks, you will see some changes on the blog as well.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Area Flooding

We have been bailing water for the past few days since the torrential downpour that Mother Nature decided to bestow upon us. Thanks to Hurricane Ike for all the rain!
For those of you who frequent the blog that are not from Northwest Indiana or the Chicago-land area, I thought I would post some photos of the flooding that has been going on in our area. These were taken by me on Sunday. This is looking out my sliding glass door at a retention ditch behind my house. This ditch NEVER used to fill, but look what happened.
Notice the hay floating...

Monday, September 15, 2008

And The Winner Is...

First, before posting the results, I would like to thank everyone who participated in this contest. I was amazed at the number of votes coming in, and even more shocked at how close the contest was!
Now for the winner of the Memorial slide show contest....

To the families of Jose U., Geneva T., and Millard D., if you are interested in receiving a Memorial slide show, I am offering a 25% off coupon to you. This coupon will be good until March 2009.

Again, thank you to everyone who participated and please keep visiting the blog for information on upcoming contests!
If you would like to be on the Everlasting Memories Blog mailing list, please send an email to
EverlastingMemoriesLLC@verizon.net . This will allow you to receive email updates as soon as there is a new post to the blog so you are sure to never miss a contest!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Last Day For Memorial Slide Show Voting

Today is the last day for the Memorial slide-show contest voting. The voting will end tonight at 11:59 PM CDT. Voting results will be posted on Monday, September 15, 2008. Good luck to all of the participants!
~In the event of a power outage due to the inclement weather we have been experiencing... voting results will be posted as soon as possible.~

Friday, September 12, 2008

Memorial Slide Show Contest Entries

Here are the photo submissions for the Memorial Slide Show Contest.
You may vote below.
Remember: 1 vote per i.p. address per day!Send the blog link to your family and friends to have them vote as well!
This contest will end on September 14, 2008 at 11:59 PM CDT.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Slide-Show Contest Subject

Good Morning,
The results for the slide-show contest subject are in. This months contest subject will be... Memorials!
This begins Part 2 of the Slide-Show Contest!
Now for all of the formalities...
*Photo submissions must be sent to
EverlastingMemoriesLLC@verizon.net with a short synopsis of the person you would like your slide-show to be about.
*The photo does NOT have to be a memorial photograph, a regular photo will do.
*Photo submissions must be received by Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 8:00 PM CDT.
*The contest will begin bright and early on Monday, September 8, 2008 and will run until Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 11:59 PM CDT.
*1 photo submission per family.
*One vote per i.p. address per day, as this will allow for fair voting!

The winner of this contest will receive a photo slide show worth $300!
Here is one example:

(Border, background, and flower clusters added for effect only!)
If you know anyone who has lost a loved one, and would like a photo slide show... please send them the link to this blog.
Remember to send the link to all of your friends and family so that they can vote for your photo!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Vote For The Next Contest Subject

Hello!We have decided to let you vote on the subject for September's Slide Show Contest.Septembers contest will be run in two parts:
The first part involves choosing (voting for) one of these 5 categories:

*Memorial (Bereavement)
*Family Reunion

Votes will be accepted until Midnight on September 1, 2008.
Poll results will be revealed on September 2, 2008.
The second part of the contest will involve the winning category from those listed above.
Further details on the second part will follow the poll results.Remember to tell your friends and family to vote!
You may vote as many times as you like...Everyone is eligible for the contest!

Friday, August 22, 2008

And The Winner Is...

The results are in and the votes have been tallied!
The winner of the Grandparents and Grandchildren contest is:
Grandpa & His Little Side-Kick!
Thank you to those who participated in the contest!
Plese remember to check back soon, as I will be posting the details for Septembers contest!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Last Day For Voting

Hello Everyone!Today is the last day to vote for your favorite photo. Votes will be accepted until 11:59PM CDT. Check back tomorrow to see who won!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Contest For A Slide-Show

There are still 11 days remaining for the Grandparents & Grandchildren Contest, so please keep those votes coming in!
We just want to give you all a heads up as to what is going on "behind the scenes." We are in the process of planning another contest that will blow you away!
September's contest will have a $300 value! Everlasting Memories is going to be running a contest a month, so make sure you check back often, as we will post contest details well in advance! If you have not already checked out the slide shows on the Everlasting Memories website you can do so by clicking
Keep in mind that the slide shows posted on the website have instrumental songs only. Due to copy-write laws, we are not permitted to use songs on the website without proper written consent {and paying a FORTUNE}. The contest winner will have their choice of music and title slides along with many other custom extras! Keep checking back...more details to come!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Grandparents & Grandchildren Contest Photos

Grandpa & his lil' sidekick:

Grandpa & his lil' angel:

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Grandparents & Grandchildren

Hello Everyone! Have you ever heard the saying, "If I'd have known grandchildren were so much fun I'd have had them first?" We all know that grandparents & grandchildren share a special bond. If you or someone you know have a photo that can portray the special bond between grandparent and grandchild, you will have the chance to win that photo as a pencil portrait.
Remember: Everyone is eligible to win...send the link to friends and family members.

Here are the contest guidelines:

* There can be no more than 2 people per portrait
* Make sure the faces are clearly visible as this allows the artist to capture facial features

* 1 photo submission per family
* The photo can be funny, cute, serious just be creative =)

~The contest will run for 2 weeks from the date the photographs are posted on the blog.
~One vote per i.p. address per day. (Send the link to family members to have them vote as well.)
~The winner of this contest will receive a free matted Original 8x10 Pencil Portrait of the submitted photograph. *Frame not included*
~A copy of the winners' original pencil portrait will be displayed on http://EverlastingMemoriesLLC.net
~Everlasting Memories will be taking photos until Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 at 8:00 PM CDT
~ Grab that precious photo and send it to everlastingmemoriesllc@verizon.net
~All contest entries will be posted on August 7th, 2008.
~The contest will run until 11:59 PM on August 21, 2008.
~The winner will be notified by email so that arrangements can be made and questions can be answered! =)

~Here is a sample photo of great-grandfather & grandchild~

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Just A Reminder

Hello Everyone!Just a reminder that tomorrow, August 6, 2008 at 8:00 PM CDT is the last day for photos to be entered into the Grandparents & Grandchildren Contest! I will be posting the photos EARLY in the morning on August 7, 2008 for the voting to begin! Remember 1 vote per i.p. address per day, so send the link to the blog along so that your friends and family members can vote too! So, grab those precious photos and send them to: everlastingmemoriesllc@verizon.net