The Heart in Oregon sticker is in the “14 of Oregon’s most overrated products we can’t help but love anyway.

We proudly accept this honor because joining us on the list is Nike Air Jordans, Tillamook Cheese, Leatherman Tools, and Voodoo Donuts.  “Wow” is all we can say!

The author makes a great point, one that haunted me before Heart Sticker created a Heart-in-State design for each state, “…nowadays the brand has expanded to include a bunch of other states, which is like, OK, but how can your heart be in multiple places at the same time? Consider the brand diluted”.I was plagued by this thought, “How could I betray my home, my Oregon, by expanding to other states? My heart is here; my heart is in Oregon.”


Sasquatch is in my Heart

I felt expanding would dilute the brand and would betray both Oregon and myself.

Then one day, I saw a sticker in the shape of the state of Washington with a green heart in the middle.  It was with the green heart that I had an issue.  “That’s our green heart, Oregon’s heart, and no one else’s.” I thought.   Plus, the design was poor- bad graphics, too detailed, too cluttered.

So, the decision was made.  I had to expand to all 50 states so the green heart could be protected and reserved only for Oregon.   As you see from the Heart Sticker USA map, only Oregon has a green heart.  Not an easy task when you consider designs for Colorado, California, Vermont, Maine, and yes, Washington State.  But after years of research and trial and error, we were able to complete our map with only one green heart.  This is our symbol, this is Oregon, and we had to do what was needed to protect our heart.

Heart Sticker has only two design rules.  Only Oregon gets the green heart, and Oregon can have no heart other than green.  This is how we expanded our Heart-in-state designs, much to my opposition at first.

Lizzy Acker, you are correct, your heart can be in only one place, but many places can be in your heart.  And for this reason, Heart Sticker created the “In My Heart,” collection – Heart-Shaped stickers with places, activities, and objects in the middle. State In Heart These designs include PDX, snowboarding, beer and dog paws among others.

Heart In State

And finally, those people with the tattoos.  AWESOME!!!!!  You help me, “keep in check.”  I do my best to keep myself and my business on the straight and narrow to not bring disrespect to that permanent decision you made on your body.  Rest easy, I love it here too and feel the same way.

 

Take this to heart, “Follow your heart, it will lead you home.”

The Heart in Tennessee design is one of my favourite designs from Heart Sticker.  Based on the Tennessee flag, the Total Eclipse of the Heart in Tennessee leverages both red and blue as the corona glow around the blacked-out heart.

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is in the path of totality and will experience total darkness.  Be cautious around animals in the park. Tennessee has 2 time zones so be extra careful in figuring out where and when you want to be for the eclipse, don’t miss because of a time zone error. As with all of our Eclipse stickers, we have the date and time stamp of the Eclipse totality in North Carolina.  Here is a side by side comparison.

Heart In Tennessee Eclipse
Heart In Tennessee

In addition to mimicking the Heart in Tennessee design, we printed these on highly reflective foil material and with translucent inks to allow the foil to reflect.  Also, we added a small version of the Heart in Tennessee sticker as a bonus sticker for you to enjoy.  Don’t forget to use this for your phone case.

You can view and purchase all of our Eclipse Stickers Here

You can view and purchase our Total Eclipse of the Heart in Tennessee Here

You can view and purchase our Heart in Tennessee Sticker Here

And don’t forget, to get your eclipse viewing glasses and have your best friends close.  The eclipse will be a memory for a lifetime.

Have a great eclipse, Tennessee.
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South Carolina is “Land’s End” for the 2017 American Eclipse.  The full shadow of the moon will be passing over the Charleston area around 2:48 pm EDT with eclipse ending around 4:00 pm.  We here at Heart Sticker are calling South Carolina “Land’s End” for the eclipse because, in Oregon, our home state, the coastal towns are using the term “Landfall” because the eclipse starts here in Oregon.

The state-specific commemorative eclipse sticker for South Carolina by Heart Sticker is the Total Eclipse of the Heart in South Carolina.  We took our standard Heart in South Carolina with its state shape, indigo heart, shining around crescent and palmetto tree and blacked out the heart with a shining around the heart.  As with all of our Eclipse stickers, we have the date and time stamp of the eclipse totality in South Carolina.  Here is a side by side comparison.

 

Heart In South Carolina Eclipse
Heart In South Carolina

In addition to mimicking the Heart in South Carolina design, we printed these on highly reflective foil material and with translucent inks to allow the foil to reflect.  Also, we added a small version of the Heart in South Carolina sticker as a bonus sticker for you to enjoy.  Don’t forget to use this for your phone case.

You can view and purchase all of our Eclipse stickers Here

You can view and purchase our Total Eclipse of the Heart in Kansas Stickers Here

You can view and purchase our Heart in Kansas Stickers Here

And don’t forget, to get your eclipse viewing glasses and have your best friends close.The eclipse will be a memory for a lifetime.

Have a great eclipse, South Carolina.
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Yes, the US Postal Service has released a 2017 Eclipse Stamp.  One of the most notable features of this Forever stamp is its use of Thermochromatic ink.

The black dot on the stamp disappears with a little heat and show the moon.

The ink is dynamic, and the dot will reappear when cool.   On the back, of the sheet, are the path of totality and the time’s totality.

Here is a close-up of a single the stamp.  The art director is Antonio Alcala.

Total Solar Eclipse

A side by side comparison of the stamp dark and when heat is added to the stamp.

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Also available is the die cut proof sheet of 8 sets of 16 stamps on a single sheet.
Total Solar Eclipse

These are forever stamps and are good for mailing a first class letter of 1 oz. or less, now and forever.  The current cost of a forever stamp is $.49 or $7.84 per set of 16.

The stamp is available at your local post office, and large proof sheets are available directly from the USPS Website

Here is the sheet of 16 available for purchase Click Here

The American Eclipse is August 21, 2017, and will run a path of totality 68 miles wide 1900 miles per hour from the Oregon Coast to Beaches of South Carolina.  Depending on your location, the eclipse will be sometime between 9:00 am on the west coast and 4:00 pm on the east coast.  Consult your local resources for your exact time.  Make sure to have your eclipse viewing glasses to look safely towards the sun during the eclipse.

The Eclipse will shave just the western tip of North Carolina.   Cashiers and Bevard, NC can be considered Ground Zero for the eclipse in NC.  The area is mostly mountainous with few towns and fewer roads. This could cause a great traffic headache.  I suggest taking a whole week and enjoying the community and don’t be in a rush.

The Heart in North Carolina design is special design to me because I spend a fair spell of my younger years in NC.  The Total Eclipse of the Heart in North Carolina is based on the classic red heart, white filled state, and black border.  The glow of the corona is red.  As with all of our Eclipse stickers, we have the date and time stamp of the Eclipse totality in North Carolina.  Here is a side by side comparison.

Heart In North Carolina Eclipse
Heart In Georgia

In addition to mimicking the Heart in North Carolina design, we printed these on highly reflective foil material and with translucent inks to allow the foil to reflect.  Also, we added a small version of the Heart in North Carolina sticker as a bonus sticker for you to enjoy.  Don’t forget to use this for your phone case.

You can view and purchase all of our Eclipse stickers here

You can view and purchase our Total Eclipse of the Heart in North Carolina Stickers Here

You can view and purchase our North Carolina Heart Stickers Here

And don’t forget, to get your Eclipse viewing glasses and have your best friends close.  The eclipse will be a memory for a lifetime.

Have a great eclipse, North Carolina.
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Don’t blink your eyes when wanting to view the totality of the eclipse in Georgia. Only the extreme Northeast corner of the state is in total darkness and even then, it’s only part of the shadow. However, the shadow center does cross Georgia, and you can have up to 2 minutes and 28 seconds in darkness. Head towards Clayton, GA for more shadow time.

Georgia is to Peaches as Peaches are to Georgia.

For this reason, the Heart in Georgia is the peach heart, complete with stem and leaf and the Total Eclipse of the Heart in Georgia is a blacked-out peach heart with the faint glow of peach color with just a hint of green leaf. Here is a side by side comparison.

Heart In Georgia Eclipse
Heart In Georgia

In addition to mimicking the Heart in Georgia design, we printed these on highly reflective foil material and with translucent inks to allow the foil to reflect. Also, we added a small version of the Heart in Georgia sticker as a bonus sticker for you to enjoy. Don’t forget to use this for your phone case.

You can view and purchase all of our Eclipse Stickers Here

You can view and purchase our Total Eclipse of the Heart in Georgia Stickers Here

You can view and purchase our Georgia Heart Stickers Here

And don’t forget, to get your Eclipse viewing glasses and have your best friends close.  The Eclipse will be a memory for a lifetime.

Have a great eclipse, Georgia.
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Get ready America!  The first US total solar eclipse in 38 years will be on August 21st.  The eclipse landfall will be on the Oregon Coast starting at approximately 9:00 am with totality running across Oregon from 10:16 am to 10:28 am.  The shadow of the moon will drift across the country moving west to east leaving the US mainland for the Atlantic Ocean from Charleston, South Carolina at approximately 4:30 pm.

The eclipse will create a total shadow of darkness across America in Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.   The shadow, called totality, is where the sun is completely blocked out by the moon and is approximately 74 miles in diameter.

Heart Sticker has created the American Eclipse sticker, the Eclipse in Oregon sticker and many of the other states affected by the path of totality.  Below is an actual picture of the eclipse sticker showing the beauty of the chrome foil material.  You can view and purchase all of our Eclipse stickers for your eclipse viewing party at Eclipse Stickers.

And don’t forget your eclipse viewing glasses.  Looking at the sun without protection is harmful to your health.

We would love to hear from you on what you are doing for your eclipse viewing.

 

One funny thing about Western Oregonians.  They can complain a lot about hot weather.

Winter in Oregon is 8-9 months long every year.  Imagine is feels like 42 degrees and damp every day and night.  It’s a chill yourself to the bone type of cold.  It’s not the bitter blowing freezing cold of the Midwest but a damp chill that lingers and coats every inch of skin.  So, why would a hot 85-degree day be the reason for complaining?  Great question, let’s look at some facts.

  1. It is typical in late winter (March – June) for a 90+ degree weather day to appear will little warning and remain for a 24 hour period then drop back down to damp and 43 degrees. There is no transition time between two.  You go to bed on Sunday with a 54-degree temp and the next day by noon, you’re at 72, 85 by 1, 100 by 5, and as high as 85 when you turn in for bed.  When you woke this morning, you were still chilly from the night before, and now you’re roasting by dinner.  Big deal right?  Well on simple fact for you.  Most Oregonians don’t have air conditioning (AC). So to have a 50-degree swing in 12 hours with no relief source is a good reason to complain.  Here’s a sidebar joke:  What do you call two cold chilly rainy days followed by a beautiful sunny day in Oregon?  A weekend. 🙂
  2. To live in 9 months of 43 degrees damp chilly air, your blood thickens to handle We are just not made for 90+ degrees.  Heck, we call 72 a heat wave.
  3. Our clothes are designed for the chill. The Hoodie and the Long Sleeve an Oregon staple.  I think I own 5 or 6 of them.  Our clothes are built for chill, not for heat.  Sure, you say, ” just lose the hoodie and go shirtless.”  Let me tell you; you will never see a more pale group of people in your life.  In Oregon, even in the peak of summer, if you are out after sunset, bring your hoodie.  You’ll be thankful you did.  Heart in Oregon offers a long sleeve shirt directly through our online store.  You can see these super soft charcoal shirts Long Sleeve Shirt here.

 

Because Western Oregonians are built for cool, damp climate, and our clothing are too when you hear and Oregonian voices their opinion about the heat.  Just give them a smile, buy them a beer and say, “give it 5 minutes, and that will all change, and then again in 5 more minutes and so on.

Our Local Business we are promoting this blog is Montavilla Brew Works MBW. https://www.facebook.com/MontavillaBrewWorks/

There are two sides to Oregon, The Pacific Wonderland.  Western Oregon- the moist, damp, cloudy, rugged mountain, green side, and Central and Eastern Oregon the hot, dry, rolling foothills, clear-as-a-bell sky side.

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Western Oregon

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Eastern Oregon

In Western Oregon, where I-5 runs down the western half of the state, can be summed up in one word- Rain.  Yes, today’s chance of rain is 100% Oct-May, and 0% July 5th through September 15.  But all this rain brings the tall lush green forest, rich rivers and bountiful wildlife we come to think of when we think Oregon.

In Central and Eastern Oregon, east of the Cascade Mountains, it rains little in this high desert ecosystem.  The sun is hot, the skies are blue, and often there are paint strokes of high clouds.  Here is where you get the high-desert experience with meandering rivers and streams, dry day and chilly nights.

Also, the Western side has the Pacific Ocean, the cities of Portland, Eugene, Ashland (Sorta) and the East has wide open spaces with fewer people and very active outdoor lifestyle.

So which do you visit first?  That depends on how you answer this simple question.  Do you want:

Our to experience our biggest city and have easy access to the ocean, the mountains massive forest and our other amazing cities in Washington and California?

Are you OK with cool, damp nights, the real possibility of wet weather?  If so, fly into Portland and start your trip.

Or

Are you looking for hot, dry weather, we chilly dry nights, the big wide open landscape of rolling foothills with meandering rivers and creeks?

Where the outdoors is the lifestyle rather than an option? Then fly straight into the heart of Oregon and go to Bend (Redmond Airport) and have your adventure start from the center of the state.

Either are perfect options, just different.  Follow your heart to Oregon; it may be leading you home.

Inspired by my friends who dress up as Yetis and go around simulating a friendly Yeti attack on unsuspecting folks during events, we bring you these two new great stickers.

 

These two stickers are available from Amazon~ Yeti Stroll and Yeti Prints and Heartsticker.com.

The Yeti, also known as the Abominable Snowman, came into popular culture in 1921 when Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Howard-Bury made a discovery of a large man-like footprint at the base of Mt Everest.

     
The recent Yeti’s jump in popularity is in part due to the Yeti Brand of Coolers that have taken the US by “snowstorm”, and are now dominating the high-end cooler market.

The Heart Sticker Yeti challenge was to create a Yeti from scratch who carries the spirit of the big, hairy, beast but looks friendly also.      

Our first products available are our classic vinyl, die-cut stickers. The Yeti Stroll is the whole creature strolling along, and the feet are individually die-cut, left and right. Stay tuned, an embroidered sticky-back cooler sticker is coming soon!
These two stickers are available from Amazon~ Yeti Stroll and Yeti Prints and Heartsticker.com.