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Sainthood for 2012
June, 2012 Search for Sainthood.com on EBay for great prices or watch
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Sainthood on the Sainthood.com website
Search for Sainthood.com on EBay for great prices or watch for special prices for Cyber Shrines and Proclamations of Sainthood on the Sainthood.com website
Sainthood in the Midwest!
A great press release from Paulina Krycinski, N.Y. Times, was picked up by several media sources and we received a note a clipping from Dave Duricy:
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War buddies reunite to form
Sainthood.com Celebrates Saint Patrick's Day!
How DO people celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Marching in a parade? Hanging out in an Irish saloon? Going to the neighborhood hang-out and drinking green beer?
Sure, these all may be traditional methods to celebrate, but why not try something new for this St. Paddy's Day - make a friend - or yourself - a Saint! As one of our Cyber Saints wrote:
Sainthood Holiday Sales on eBay!
December 1, 2011
Sainthood.com Mother's & Fathers Day and Graduates Specials Appear on eBay
May 7, 2010Because of great popularity last year, Halo Effects again will be placing "Cyber Sainthoods" as Deluxe Combo Cyber Shrines and Proclamations of Sainthood on the eBay auction web site through June. Last year, eBay opened up an entirely new set of customers for the novelty business, including one from Australia!
Sainthood Pre-Holiday Sale Announced!
November 15, 2009
Because the personalized products of Sainthood.com require careful work by a graphics artist to turn an ordinary nominee's photograph into a Cyber Saint, the directors of this unique gift service are planning to increase these staff services to accommodate last-minute holiday gifts - Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other holiday you may be celebrating! But before Halo Effects incurs these increased artistic costs, Bob Schmitt and George Proudfoot are encouraging their customers - both old and new - to place their orders early and help keep costs down!
Sainthood.com Fathers Day and Graduates Special Announced on eBay
May 1, 2008
Halo Effects spread the word about the wonders of Cyber Sainthood as Deluxe Combo Cyber Shrines and Proclamations of Sainthood were offered on the auction web site for a limited period. This opened up an entirely new set of customers for the novelty business, including one from Australia!
Sainthood.com Creates a new Ordering System!
March 18, 2008
Our original ordering system overloaded! To help us "road test" our new system and to introduce cyber-cruisers to the new Sainthood.com ordering system, we're offering free shipping AND a 20% discount on all orders between March 18 and April 18. We also hope this will make you feel better about doing your taxes!
The LA Weekly Agrees - We're 'Holier Than Thou'!
January 13, 2000
In an article "Holier Than Thou - Bringing Sainthood Down to Earth" by David Ulin, Sainthood.com finally learns more about its own web service than any business analyst could have ever discerned:
We would take Mr. Ulin on board as our resident theologian/philosopher any day, if we could afford him!
Plan for Valentine's Day!
It's not too early to plan on a most unique gift for your "sweetie" on Valentine's Day - make him or her a saint! Our Christmas/New Year's gift recipient's were thrilled to receive their Cyber Shrines and Proclamations of Sainthood and we think Cyber Sainthood is even more appropriate
A Great Last-Minute Gift as Pre-Holiday Sale ends!
December 20 and November 15, 1999
Early cyber shoppers were able to take advantage of special pre-holiday prices for Cyber Shrines and Proclamations of Sainthood.
Because the personalized products of Sainthood.com require careful work by a graphics artist to turn an ordinary nominee's photograph into a Cyber Saint, the directors of this unique gift service are planning to increase these staff services to accommodate last-minute holiday gifts - Christmas, the Millennium or anything else you may be celebrating! But before Halo Effects incurs these increased artistic costs, Bob Schmitt and George Proudfoot are encouraging their customers - both old and new - to place their orders early and help keep costs down!
Bob and George have announced that all Sainthood.com products - generic and personalized Cyber Shrines and Proclamations of Sainthood will have 30% off the regular price, effective immediately through December 20, 1999!
This special discount will be taken on the total amount of each order and an e-mail confirming each order will show the reduced total price to be charged.
Sainthood.com will be filling orders through Christmas with a quick response after this sale is over. Customers ordering a "standard" Cyber Shrine (with St. Cyber's picture) can expect gift notification will be sent within 2 hours of the order. Custom Cyber Shrines, with the recipient's halo'ed icon, should be filled within 4 hours. This response goal may vary, depending on the order backlog for the Bishop's clerks. Customers can order the "standard" Cyber Shrine and send a photo by e-mail at any time for a shrine upgrade!
Bosses and Grandparents Become Cyber Saints!
September & October, 1999
The two Vietnam vet Marine Corps flyers who created a minor buzz on talk radio earlier this year when they opened "Sainthood.com" confirmed they will be fully staffed to fill last-minute gifts for both Grandparents Day on September 12 and Bosses' Day on October 16.
Bob Schmitt said "We’ve been surprised by the profile of our customers to date - we expected our Cyber Shrines would appeal to a young and hip 'Net Generation', but most of the Proclamations of Sainthood certificates and Cyber Shrines have been gifts for parents and grandparents. We've heard it’s hard to find a unique, but thoughtful gift - our mature 'Cyber Saints' have received flowers, candy, and gadgets over and over through the years. We're glad to help 'our' generation!"
Our "Proclamation of Sainthood" certificate is surprisingly more popular than the Cyber Shrine, perhaps because you don’t need a computer to enjoy it!"
Sainthood.Com Opens on the Airwaves!
June 30, 1999
Just a few days after its first press release, Wireless Flash, Oklahoma City (KJYO), Denver (KBCO), Wilkes-Barre (WBHT), Boise (KJOT), San Francisco (KFOG), San Jose (KFOX), Las Vegas (KTNV-TV), Anchorage (KMXS), Vancouver (CKNW), the CBS Network (KNX and others), Memphis (WKSL), Knoxville (WIVK) and Hobbs (NM, KHOB) were calling to see if Sainthood.com was a serious business! Of course it's a business, but it's not that serious, except to recognize there may be a little saintly-ness in all of us!
What's Next for Halo Effects?
Cyber Saints are just the beginning and the former flyers of Apple Flight are working on more cyber-recognition projects, including a 3D Cyber Cathedral for the Cyber Shrines, inspired by Schmitt’s visit to the recent SIGGRAPH convention:
The “Proclamation of Sainthood” is a high-quality reproduction of an original work by artist Lynden Keith Johnson (Cupertino, CA) printed on parchment paper. It certifies the new Cyber Saint’s status and can be optionally personalized with the saint's picture! This is a great gift or recognition award for someone special. A congratulatory letter from the First Cyber Church of the Millennium will be mailed with the certificate. The Standard proclamation has a portrait of St. Cyber, painted by a Russian icon artist.
Special Photo Option
If you optionally supply a photo of your saint, we will sepia-tone it and put a halo on the new Cyber Saint's picture. The Cyber Saint’s picture is then printed on the “Proclamation of Sainthood“ certificate or appears on the Cyber Shrine.
The Cyber Shrine is a replica of a shrine (designed and built by the same artist as the proclamation certificate) which you would find in an old church or temple, except it exists only in the First Cyber Church of the Millennium’s “virtual cathedral”. A congratulatory e-mail will provide the “keys” (URL address and password) to this private alcove only to the Cyber Saint. The Cyber Shrine can be viewed for one year and then can be renewed on the Cyber Saint’s feast day!
The Cyber Shrine and Proclamation of Sainthood certificate are personalized with:
Cyber Sainthood Prices
Standard, with St. Cyber's Icon
in 11"x14" Frame
with Saint's Photo
with Saint's Photo, in Frame
Sainthood Proclamation Certificate
Combo (Certificate and Cyber Shrine)
Prices do not include shipping. All products shipped by USPS Priority Mail; add $4.00 for unframed certificates, $6.00 for framed certificates. Orders may be placed through the Sainthood.com web site Secure Server and by mail, fax or phone. All major credit cards accepted.
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