Volunteer Spotlight on Xyza

Xyza Armistice tell us the many hats she wears for the Expo. Listen up!

Xyza Armistice santas helper mama elf

WOW… Where would you like me to start?

Nuala IMed me and said me, “Xyza, I need your help.” And of course I said, “YES” before I even knew what help she needed. “What do you need me to do, Nuala?” She said, “Christmas Expo… would you like to Volunteer?” I already said yes before hand not knowing what help she needed sooooooo…..guess no backing down now!!!

As the Special Events for the 2015 Christmas Expo Photos with Santa Coordinator, I schedule days and times for Santa and his Elves. I am also know as MAMA ELF.I am the Co-organizer for the Christmas Tree Lot with Dianna Wycliffe.

And also work with the Holiday Of Hope Gala-Support Staff – finding Sponsors to provide a gift or gift certificate for either the Holiday Raffle Basket or Random Door Prize.

My roles and job for the 2015 Expo are Organizer – Coordinator – Scheduler – pickeruperer – Host – Elf – ermmmm – Mind reader?

When we work together as one team we can make an impact through Second Life!

My personal message this holiday season is be kind to each other, love each other and be thankful for what you have.

We appreciate all that Xyza does for the Christmas Expo, Relay for Life and The American Cancer Society. Thank you!

Sponsor Spotlight!

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Zozicon – {ZOZ}

I discovered SL back in 2005, but the {ZOZ} line came together about 3 years ago at the end of December. I create original mesh nails, polish appliers for various bodies and just started making other original mesh items. More of that will be released in the new year!

My in-world store is located at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chillium/182/215/3759. I’m also on the SL Marketplace https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/133050 (It so needs updating, the in world store is the best place to shop my products)

I chose to get involved with RFL and the Expo because in SL, a person finds that cancer has its hand in many many homes. People in SL become close to my heart. And it is hard to put a thought into one day losing them this way. I really believe in the power that SL has to help each other beyond SL. I try to do a RFL event every year as a small part of many who want to make a difference. Everyone who does these events, pool together like loving drops of water and make a wave. I appreciate everyone of us, buyers, merchants and volunteers who put heart and soul into these events.

I have done some exclusives for this Expo, what I feel is my most stunning work to date. I’m offering a beautiful deep, shimmering polish in rich holiday colors with a multi overlay snowflake design. Snowflakes are close to my heart, this polish in its depths really reveals the happiness of winter with the passion of the event.

I think my favorite item I’ve ever created is my original mesh nails, because they are done in such a way that really allows for some stunning polish work. Their length is beautifully long, shape curved and fitted just right. Really people try them and never look back at default body or hand nails again. Plenty of models and bloggers swear by them!

My favorite holiday memory? My favorite actually is this year. I am fortunate enough to have an extended family in SL, being the Auntie and decorating the home with the warmth and love of those close to me. Real people with smiles and hearts, dreams and desires bridging the distance of space to bring warmth into each of our RL hearts and homes. The twinkling lights, the holiday tree filled with playful ornaments, the snow drifting slowly outside, little rocking horse next to the fire waiting for its playmate to come back and ride. The sound of laughter and love filling each room is the best way I could ever dream of facing a new year. Even though cancer touches our home, and we take each holiday and savor it. The memories will last, hope will thrive and its been a beautiful rare gift.

A very special “thank you” from the Christmas Expo to our platinum sponsor, Zozicon of {ZOZ} for sharing her time and skills with us!

 

 

 

 

Christmas Expo Exclusives!

Featured Today:

Spyralle

Spyralle Holiday Wishes Magic Fax Machine@@

Victorian-style, sleigh-shaped box decorated with a holiday folk art motif starts delivering a spray of faxes with cheerful holiday messages. Messages are particles and prims that self-delete in about 15 seconds. Touch menu turns machine on and off and gives choice of ten messages. Lights flash, crank turns. Land Impact = 3 when off and up to 20 when running.

Sweet Red’s Designs

Natala ~ SRD ~ Christmas Expo@@

Natala is so named because she was born for a Blue Snowy Christmas.  A formal mesh gown featuring a buttoned corset top and long skirt in frozen deep blue swede.  The over skirt is filled with delicate snowflakes that have fallen.  Perfect for a romantic walk and dancing in a Winter Wonderland Christmas.

Wood Works

[Wood Works] Christmas Delivery copy AD@@

One of Santa’s little helpers making some rounds to help Santa out.

 

 

Sponsor Spotlight!

Angelique Wickentower and Ever Courtois – Ever An’ Angel

Hi! We’re Angel and Ever, owners of Ever An’ Angel and EFM. We’ve been in SL for about 8 years and have a main store at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ever%20Ever%20Land/127/124/2512 and a few things up on SL marketplace (https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/79840). We create women’s apparel, cosmetics and men’s apparel.

Our favorite thing we created?  Impossible to say – that changes all the time!

We’ve created some exclusives for the Expo. We always create a line of Sheep PJs every year and this year we even had them for men! That and three gowns and one casual outfit. We keep everything in the Ever An’ Angel EXPO store at 100%. It’s all exclusive. :D

Oh, yes – the most favorite holiday memories of ours revolve around our children!

Many thanks from the Christmas Expo to our platinum sponsors, Angel and Ever from Ever An’ Angel and EFM for being a part of this year’s event!

 

 

 

Raffles & Silent Auctions @ The SL Christmas Expo

The raffle area has tickets available on several exciting items.. including a $10,000 gift certificate, $5,000 gift certificate, mixed gift certificate bundles, town homes, home decor and clothing!   Get your tickets today !!

Our Silent Auction area has amazing items up for bids, including a limited edition, one of a kind, Buildable, made especially for the SL Christmas Expo, a $10,000 gift card, town homes, mixed bundles of goodies and lots more!

View some of the items here  https://slchristmasexpo.wordpress.com/raffles-silent-auctions/  or head on over to the Raffle & Silent Auction area at the expo http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xmas%20Expo%20Frozen/137/43/27

Volunteer Spotlight on Trouble

Trouble Dethly is on the Social Media, Marketing and Public Relations Team. Here he introduces himself to us all.trouble

My job for the 2015 Christmas Expo was to create was the guide book and visitor’s guide; essentially, one is an online publication, and the other an in-world publication. This job entailed creating a mini-magazine of sorts full of adverts, welcome letters, special areas and events to truly showcase all the amazing work the volunteers and content creators have done in support of Relay For Life. I also made an excellent Map and Teleport HUD because I’m all about ease of use and navigation.

I am heavily involved in the fashion industry as the CEO of both the fashion magazine ECLIPSE and agency .PENUMBRA. .PENUMBRA coordinated and produced the “Winter’s Dream Fashion Show.” All outfits in that show are semi-exclusives, where only 10 copies of each will be sold and a portion of all proceeds are donated to Relay for Life.

I more or less stumbled across my involvement in the Christmas Expo. The CMO of .PENUMBRA, Catalina Staheli, was asked to be the PR/Marketing lead, and it seemed natural that the rest of the organization lent their support :) to the cause.

My message this Holiday season is simple: Be kind, even in situations that would typically dictate a different response.

Thank you to Trouble and everyone at Eclipse and .Penumbra for their creative productions and support of Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society!

Christmas Expo Exclusives!

Featured Today:

BUILDABLES

2 One of a kind robots, Limited Editions!

buildables -RFL poster2 2015@@

Chip Papa RFL Mega Display Model

One of a kind Limited Editionbuildables -Display crate Chip Papa RFL@@

Chip Mama RFL Mega Display Model

One of a kind Limited Edition

buildables - Display crate Chip Mama RFL@@

Blush Skins

This is a skin line designed together with one of Second Life’s most famous photographers: Skip Staheli. Blush made the face while Skip designed beautiful body effects such as glitter; suncream and freckles. These body effects can only be used as mesh body appliers, the classic SL avatar doesn’t have any effects. There are two versions of this skin line: item 1 = a complete TMP package with head and body appliers; item 2 = contains a classical SL avatar head (only) + appliers for all major mesh bodies in the market: Maitreya, TMP, Belleza, EVE and Slink.