Baby Bodysuits Customized with Zodiacals™ Animals

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Although you can find adorable baby clothes at discount stores, department stores, and specialty shops, baby bodysuits customized with Zodiacals animals are a great way to make sure the little bundle of joy stands out from the crowd. Baby bodysuits or onesies are t-shirt like baby garments that have snaps at the crotch to keep them from riding up and exposing the baby’s tummy.  These short-sleeved bodysuits can be used as a complete outfit or as an undergarment.  Zodiacals bodysuits have cute slogans such as “Unpredictable and Whitty” which is printed on the Year of the Monkey bodysuit.  These sayings are actually based on the Chinese zodiac and often precisely fit babies born in the birth year mentioned.

Animals are always great on baby bodysuits and Zodiacals animals are especially great because they are humanized animals doing interesting things. The Year of the Monkey bodysuits, for example, feature a fisherman rowing a boat using a bird to catch fish.  These animals are based on the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac and each animal has a special meaning.  Zodiacals onesies make great baby shower gifts because they are thoughtful and unique – just as unique as the new bundle of joy.  They show that you really gave some thought to the gift’s selection because the bodysuit is customized to the baby’s birth year.  At zodiacals.com you can see a wide selection of baby bodysuits featuring Zodiacals animals.

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Explaining the Rat Chinese Zodiac Sign to Kids

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This drawing is of a female rat going to market selling fruit. It shows one of the key personality traits of people born in the Year of the Rat. Rats are good providers and she is helping to provide for her family. Rats are one of the most industrious and hardest working in the zodiac.

According to ancient Chinese legend it is very interesting how the resourceful rat became the first of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Over 2,000 years ago the Jade Emperor of China ordered that animals would be designated as calendar signs. He invited all the animals and proclaimed that the first 12 that showed up would be chosen. In looking at the other animals the rat realized that many of the other animals ran faster so he came up with a good idea. He talked the ox into carrying him on his back. The ox and the rat arrived first but as they arrived the rat slid in front and therefore became the first sign of the Chinese zodiac.

This story demonstrates some of the other key personality traits of people born in the Year of the Rat. The rat in the story was alert and observant enough to realize that he could not win the race on his own. Being resourceful and charming he was able to talk the ox into carrying him to finish in the front. Being ambitious he slid in front of the ox at the end to win the race.

Artwork © 2016 Tiffany Chang All Rights Reserved.

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New Leggings Featuring Chinese Zodiac Animals

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A new line of leggings featuring the twelve Chinese zodiac animals is being introduced this week by Zodiacals.com. These are more than just colorful characters. They are modern versions of the ancient Chinese zodiac which has been around for thousands of years. The unusual design of the Zodiacals characters is based on original oil paintings by Chinese American artist Tiffany Chang. Each character tells a unique story related to the Chinese zodiac.

Every pair of Zodiacals leggings is printed and sewn by hand in Montreal, Canada. The vivid print of the Zodiacals characters will never fade after washing. The leggings are made from 88% polyester and 12% spandex which means they hug in all the right places and suit all kinds of body types.  This ultra-stretch fabric holds shape even after being worn multiple times.  The thick elastic waistband will rise just under your belly button for most sizes.  You can wear Zodiacals leggings over and over and they won’t lose their shape.

Leggings are very popular today. They have managed to find their way into many summer wardrobes because they are hip, fashionable and effortless.  Movie stars of all ages, from Hillary Duff and Lindsay Lohan to Madonna, have all been seen wearing leggings.  These white leggings dotted with colorful Zodiacals animals are perfect for the summer months. They are an ideal choice to wear under some of the airy sundresses of the season.  The new Zodiacals leggings are now available online at www.zodiacals.com.

Artwork from Zodiacals™ © 2016 Tiffany Chang All Rights Reserved.

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Birthday Gifts Featuring Zodiacals™ Characters

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It is not always easy to find the right birthday gift for someone. This is especially true for those who seem to “already have everything” or for those who are having a milestone birthday. Clothing featuring Zodiacals animal characters present a unique solution to this problem because they are based on the Chinese zodiac.  Each Zodiacals animal precisely fits the birth year of the person receiving the gift.  Men, women and children always get excited to see their own Zodiacals Chinese zodiac sign on their birthday gift because it shows that you really gave some thought to the gift’s selection.

At www.zodiacals.com you can see a wide selection of birthday gifts featuring the 12 different Chinese zodiacals animals.  The product selection ranges from exotic kimonos, skirts and silk scarfs to T-shirts, aprons, baseball caps and baby onesies among others. These make special birthday gifts because they are tied into the ancient Chinese zodiac which provides a glimpse into the personality of the birthday person. These are really more than just interesting characters printed or embroidered on clothing.  Giving a birthday gift featuring Zodiacals animals creates a special occasion.

Artwork from Zodiacals™ © 2016 Tiffany Chang All Rights Reserved.

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Four New Chinese Zodiac Birthday Gifts Introduced

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From T-shirts to aprons, baseball caps and baby onesies four new birthday gifts have been introduced over the past few months based on Chinese zodiac animals. The brand is Zodiacals™ and the products are being printed or embroidered on first class brands of garments including Gildan T-shirts, Chef Works aprons and baseball caps and rabbit skins onesies.

The unusual design of the Zodiacals characters is based on original oil paintings by Chinese American artist Tiffany Chang. Each character tells a unique story related to the Chinese zodiac.  These products make unique gift items because each Zodiacals character is personalized based on a person’s birth year.  All of the following products are now available online at www.zodiacals.com.

Gildan T-Shirts– A collection of T-shirts featuring the Zodiacals images of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac is printed on Gildan T-shirts. Each T-shirt includes a statement about what Chinese legend says about the wearer’s birth year.  This large selection of unisex, women’s and youth t-shirts comes in a large variety of different sizes and colors.  The new line of T-shirts was released on May 10th.

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Chef Works Aprons – A collection of aprons by Chef Works features embroidered Zodiacals images of each of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. The aprons are available in white, black and red.  The new line of aprons was released on June 27th.

 Year of the Pig Apron Red

Chef Works Baseball Caps – A collection of baseball caps by Chef Works featuring embroidered Zodiacals images of each of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac was released on June 23rd.  The caps are available in black and Khaki.

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Rabbit Skins Onesies – A collection of Rabbit Skins baby onesies featuring the Zodiacals images of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac was released on May 15th. These adorable baby onesies illustrate the key personality traits of the baby’s birth year. Sizes include new born, 6M, 12M, 18M and 24M.

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Photo of Chinese zodiac by Linda Carpenter – http://tinyurl.com/zfd2xnc

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Zodiacals™ Artist Profiled in New Book on Creativity

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The new book The Two Sides of You by Elaine Breakstone probes the bi-hemispheric world of creative people who move easily from left brain to right brain thinking.  The book shows how famous creative thinkers like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci used both sides of their brains.  Leonardo da Vinci, for example was a genius in engineering, mathematics and medicine yet also painted the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Michelangelo used the left side of his brain as an architect and the right side of his brain to paint the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and create the David and Pieta statues.

Chinese American artist Tiffany Chang is profiled in the book because she was trained as a mathematician at the University of California, Los Angeles, in finance by receiving an MBA degree from the University of Connecticut and as an accomplished aviator. While all of this required the use of the left side of her brain, she used the right side of her brain to become an award-winning artist with oil paintings displayed in museums, art shows and private homes in the Orient as well as in the United States.  She is also the creator of Zodiacals animal characters which are featured on a broad line of clothing and other product sold as birthday gifts (see www.zodiacals.com). The book is available on Amazon.com (http://tinyurl.com/jesbnvl) in paperback for $8.99.

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New Trend in Chinese Zodiac Birthday Gifts

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You can now find gifts featuring Chinese zodiac animals all over the Internet. From dresses, skirts and kimono robes to T-shirts, baseball caps and iPhone cases there is currently a wide range of birthday gifts now available.  Online stores like amazon.com, zodiacals.com and dozens of others have a wide selection of Chinese zodiac animal birthday gifts.

The reason for the growth of this trend is that a gift featuring a Chinese zodiac animal can be customized to precisely fit the birth year of the person receiving the gift. It is not only a very unique gift, it shows that you really gave some thought to its selection.  The Chinese zodiac has always been a very important part of the Asian culture. It is a convenient way to count the years and often provides insight into a person’s personality. Today this ancient Asian custom has found its way into the American culture.

Giving a Chinese zodiac birthday gift can be a little tricky for Westerners. Most Asians know the animal sign of their birth year and frequently reveal this to others.  This is not often the case in the Western world.  Fortunately there are websites like zodiacals.com that include tables where you can match a person’s birthday with his or her animal sign. Just go to zodiacals.com and then click “Zodiac Year” on the menu.  To be precise make sure you match the year and month on the table because the animal years are based on the Chinese calendar not the Western calendar.

Artwork from Zodiacals™ © 2016 Tiffany Chang All Rights Reserved.

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Happy Birthday Tom Cruise Born July 3 Year of the Tiger

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Today is Tom Cruise 54th birthday.  He was born in the Year of the Tiger on July 3rd, 1962.  Although he is currently well known for his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in the “Mission: Impossible” film series he has had a long successful acting career. Tom Cruise started his acting career at age 19 in the 1981 film “Endless Love”, and became a full-fledged movie star after starring as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in “Top Gun”. He is also known for his support for the Church of Scientology.

Being born in the Year of the Tiger says a lot about Tom Cruise’s character. Zodiacals, the well- known brand of Chinese zodiac animal clothing, has “Confident and Competitive” printed on its Year of the Tiger T-shirts, tank tops, aprons and other garments. There is a good reason for this. People who were born in the Year of the Tiger tend to have strong, powerful personalities. They share the traits of boldness and courage with their wild animal counterparts. As with Tom Cruise, many tigers become figures of respect in their communities.  This sign is associated with a charming, friendly, open manner which makes people with it very popular.

If you are interested in buying a birthday gift for Tom Cruise, or anyone else born in the Year of the Tiger, you may want to check out www.zodiacals.com. Zodiacals is an online store selling clothing and birthday gifts featuring the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.

Photo of Tom Cruise by Tinou Bao – http://preview.tinyurl.com/jkqee5h

Artwork from Zodiacals™ © 2016 Tiffany Chang All Rights Reserved.

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Republican VP Picks Based on Chinese Zodiac

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According to the Chinese zodiac presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would be most compatible working with either Governor Chris Christie or Governor Mary Fallin as his Vice President. Each of the Chinese zodiac animal signs includes a breakdown of the personality traits and characteristics of those born in a certain year. There are varying degrees of compatibility between the different Chinese zodiac signs ranging from well suited to potential for many conflicts.  Trump, Christie and Fallin all fall in the well-suited group.

Over 3,000 years ago the Chinese developed a series of compatibility codes based on the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.  These codes provide clues as to the potential success of relationships. Two people whose Chinese zodiac animal signs are highly compatible tend to get along easily no matter how upset they might be at times. This is because they have similar ways of thinking and temperament. A good understanding between two highly compatible Chinese zodiac animal signs comes almost naturally.  Based on these Chinese compatibility codes Governors Chris Christie and Mary Fallin would potentially have the best working relationship with Donald Trump.

Donald Trump was born in the Year of the Dog (1946), Chris Christie was born in the Year of the Tiger (1962) and Mary Fallin was born in the Year of the Horse (1954). According to Chinese legend, the animal signs that are four years apart from each other are believed to be most compatible. There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac and each animal sign has two other animal signs that that tend to be highly compatible with each other.  The four most compatible Chinese zodiac animal groups are as follows.  As you can see the Dog, Tiger and Horse fall in the most compatible groups.

Monkey – Rat – Dragon

Pig – Rabbit – Goat

Tiger – Horse – Dog

Snake – Rooster – Ox

If you are interested in determining the compatibility of two people the first step is to identify the Chinese zodiac animal years of the people you are interested in. If you are not sure of these animal years you can look them up by going to www.zodiacals.com and then clicking “Zodiac Year” on the menu. Just match the birthdays with the calendar and you will see the animal years in which they both were born.  Zodiacals is an online store selling clothing and birthday gifts featuring the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.

Christie Photo by Marc Nozell – http://tinyurl.com/z6trf4g 

Mary Fallin Photo by Oklahoma National Guard – TinyURL.com/h5ueptr 

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