Tacky Christmas Sweaters: Still All The Rage.

Ahoy.sign_off_pic  Last we talked Tacky Christmas Sweaters, we explored how to improve an ordinary plain sweater with ever-enhancing LED lights.  Easy as pie.  Since then, Tacky Christmas Sweaters have taken off like a rocket ship.  There’s an insane amount of funny sweater designs out there, guys!  So it’s no longer a challenge to find something unique, and ya don’t have to break the bank to win that “Ugly” Sweater Contest.


As FBL gears up for the annual company Christmas party, many of us are preparing our own Tacky Christmas Sweaters for a fierce competition.  We’re encouraging our team to GET WACKY with it, add lights & flare, there is really no other way!  OH there will be prizes & pictures!  Stay tuned for that magic…  In the meantime, check out this ol’ thrift store trophy I spruced up with Battery Powered Wire String Lights & old tree decorations.  BEHOLD the power of a glue gun and doo-dads!  Winner winner chicken dinner!  Someone’s going to feel very accomplished upon receiving this, lemme tell ya…

tacky_christmas_sweater2Here’s one of my faves from last year:  FBL customer service rep Awesome Adriana.  This kind-hearted woman took craftiness to a whole new level when she connected a stuffed animal to her Christmas Sweater for constant companionship.  Cute idea!  I spy even more ingredients needed for extra sass:  flower trim, sparkly ribbons and our LED lights for arts & crafts.  WELL done, girl, A+++.


Here’s last year’s big winner, Vivacious Vero!  How’s that for team spirit?  She’s not only an essential part of our hard-workin’ custom print department, but she is a creative mastermind – just look at her use of our  Christmas Tree Wand! Love the slow color change Acrylic Snowflake Ornaments as well.  Above & beyond, this one.


When I’m party plannin’, it’s only right that I opt out of the contest.  But I can still get into it!  Check this light up tinsel garland boa I wove together in under 5 minutes, thanks to our LED String Lights – same product used on the trophy.  I kept the battery house in my pocket, simple. In addition to FBL Lights, I am also a huge fan of cats with laserbeam eyes.

SantasHelpersHere’s a bonus shot of a rockin’ FBL customer who sports more than Tacky Christmas Sweaters, and she gets creative with larger products; not just the micro lights. This Christmas skirt’s got our slow color change Mini Gift Ornaments inside & around the layers of tulle.  Nooooo way!  YES way.  Those Glowing Gift Ornaments come in a larger size too FYI.  Now if that’s not thinking outside the box, then I don’t know what is.  Pun intended.

***UPDATE*** since our last company Christmas party:  the big winner of our DIY Ugly Sweater Contest is FBL customer service rep & marketing extraordinaire ANDREW DODSON! (son) ((son)) (((dramatic echo)))  Congratulations, mate.  It is an honor to work with such a creative dude and good person.  D-Trump, eat your heart out – get a load of that sweater…


‘Til next time, amigos!

Happy holidays from all of us at FBL.  Y’all come back now, ya hear?


FBL Toy Swords Put To The Test At Swordplay LA!

Love LED Toy Swords like we do?  Check out this coolness.  FBL was fortunate enough to attend an Action Events birthday party at Swordplay LA in Burbank, CA, and it was a blast.  Their staff is amazing with kids:  knowledgeable, skilled, patient & funny.  These guys really know what they’re doing.  We met them back in 2008, when they placed their first FBL order, then they continued to recommend us to their clients in need of well-made toy swords for practice moves (very kind of ya – thanks, guys).  So on this particular afternoon, it was extra special to pop in for a day & watch them put our expandable sabers TO THE TEST.  Dark side ain’t got nothin’ on us:

This is our future!  AWESOME.

Sooo cute, right?  Light Up Toy Swords never fail to bring out the adventurous spirit in little ones.  Above swords are our blue-only option, we have red as well, plus multicolor – my favorite.  In a dimly lit room or at a night time event, they look super cool:

LOVE multicolor!  They flash, they slow change, they blink, or set all its lights on steady as you wish. These are best of the best toy swords when play battling, and I’ll tell ya why.  It’s all about that THREADING where “blade” meets handle, sturdy as can be, so feel free to get jiggy with it.

Thanks again to Action Events by Swordplay LA.  Be sure to check ’em out if you too are in Southern California & in the market for a fun, unique party.  ‘Til next time, light fans!


~ Flashing Blinky Nikki