I’m the Mom of two Marines and I have the “Proud Parent of a Marine” sticker on my back window. However I want to tell the world that I’m the Mom of TWO Marines. I couldn’t find Marine gear on the “official” sites. So I created my own.
I had created a Zazzle store earlier and linked the buttons here, but after twelve hours it was deleted. Zazzle does not have distribution rights for the Marine Corps. But, Cafepress does!!
I can understand the trademark control. The Marine Corps wants, and needs, to control their image and how their logos are used. In Cafepress there are guidelines for developing branded USMC products including which images you can use, which images can not be manipulated etc.
So now it’s learning how to properly set up the store and categories. Not as easy as it seems.
If you have an idea for Marine gear that you haven’t been able to find let me know and let’s see what I can come up with for you. I’m envisioning a line of buttons, bumper stickers, cards, mugs, canvas bags, keychains and even iPhone covers. I’m so excited about this I stayed up until 2 am this morning!!