Monday, November 7, 2011

Hearnes Fall Arts and Crafts Show

One of my favorite things about my job is doing a craft show.  It's always fun to interact with the customers and see them each year as they add to their personalized ornament collections, they become old friends.  The best sellers at the show in the family category were the candy cane, 2011, fireplace and the mitten.  The other favorites were the MU ornaments, baby carriage, baby mitten and the bride and groom.  Each show you always have different best sellers.  Two special customers that stand out was the mom and her son that purchased the deer hunter ornament.  It happened the son had shot his first deer that morning.  We personalized with Nick's 1st deer 11/6/11.  He was just beaming.  We also, had one lady that didn't get to the show last year and she purchased ornaments for 2010 and 2011.  We will be at the Rolla Middle School this Saturday, November 12.  If you are in the area, check it out, there are many neat crafts!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

MU Gift idea

A goodie-packed gift jar with a personalized ornament, what MU fan wouldn't love that!  This is very quick and easy to do.  I purchased the jar, MU vinyl cling and tiger ribbon at WalMart.  I mixed peanuts, candy corn and M&M's together and filled the jar.  I attached the vinyl cling to the front of the jar, then tied the ribbon around the top and chose one of the MU fan ornaments to attach to the ribbon.  Just that easy! 

It's less that 2 months till Christmas, so start checking all your MU fans off your list!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

I was invited to a baby shower Sunday and wanted to give a unique and memorable gift. I purchased a few sleepers and had a good friend make a soft plush blanket, matching burp cloths, bibs and headbands with big flower clips. She monogrammed the burp cloths and bibs with the baby's name. How adorable they turned out! The wrapped container was topped with a bow and a personalized first Christmas ornament. I have had several customers tell me the personalized ornament was the hit of the shower.

I have attached several photos of different gift basket ideas:



Some other ideas would be:

A bath basket or small galvanized tub with a rubber ducky, hooded towel, wash cloth, baby wash, baby lotion, baby powder and bath toys.

A princess basket with a tutu, princess wand, headband with a big flower, princess picture frame and a stuffed frog (toad for prince charming)

A beach basket with the baby's first swim suit, beach towel with the name monogrammed on it, sun hat, sun lotion, sand toys and a baby floatie.

A bedtime basket with a big plush teddy bear, several books, blanket, onesies and a sleeper.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Personalized ornaments for the school year

As the kids have gone back to school what a great way to mark the new school year but with a personalized ornament.  A school bus with their name, year and school name or a girl or boy with a backpack you can personalize with their name, year and grade.  They will love this!  All kids like to see their name in print.  These could be hung on a peg in their room all year or could be for their own personal Christmas tree.  How cute to have a personalized tree for all their interest and activities!