Thursday, February 28, 2008
Style File: Unique Greetings
Whether it's a Birthday, Anniversary, or any other special occasion, regular greeting cards do not always say what you want, but that's about to change in this afternoon's Style File. Sevens Belkys Nerey shows us the latest ways to create a Hallmark moment with a little more creativity.
WSVN -- Ditch the generic greeting cards for birthdays or anniversaries. The latest way to say, well, pretty much anything, is through a song.
Local singer Debra Hampton just launched her own personal CD greeting cards.
Debra Hampton: "It's very good for people who don't know how to say something to someone. They don't know how to express their feelings."
These aren't the 30-second music cards you can buy at the grocery store. She's created 13 CD cards, all with original songs that she belts out.
Debra Hampton: "The CD is inside the card, and then the inside of the card has a saying, and the back has all the words to a song."
Debra, who looks and sounds a bit like Bette Midler, has cards for pretty much any occasion and relationship.
John Ramos: "Greeting cards we're always looking for usually just have words, this has music. It's original music. This is not what you find at a regular grocery store at all."
So it's something you can keep and play forever.
John Ramos: "It's a great way to celebrate because if you're at a party and people are opening gifts you can put the music in, and immediately hear it."
Violinist Julie Nissa Bloch is also bringing music to life for special occasions. She'll surprise your loved one by serenading them with her violin.
Julie Nissa Bloch: "Usually when I come in, and I surprise someone, they are overwhelmed, they are surprised. They get all emotional because it is something so unique and personal."
From birthdays to anniversaries, she'll come wherever you want and play whatever songs you want.
Julie Nissa Bloch: "I do encourage requests. I am a walking jukebox."
After she surprises your loved one with a song at the door, she'll come in and play a personal concert for half an hour. David surprised his wife Brenda with a serenade of love songs for her birthday.
David Duckworth: "I love her very much, and to be able to have someone come in and serenade her with a violin, I thought it was pretty neat."
Debra Hampton: "Very surprised. He always does really great things, surprises for my birthday, but that was by far definitely neat and unique."
Who knew the violin could be so cool?
Debra Hampton: "It's definitely one of those stories that I will re-tell over and over."
Belkys Nerey: "The cost of the violin serenade is $125. Debra's CD greeting cards are $12.95, and you can buy them at her Hollywood store or online."
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