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« on: February 09, 2008 01:02:24 PM »

So, I like to give my special vendors and businesses that refer clients to me a little something to show my appreciation.  They are often loaded down with sweets in December, so this year I decided to give them Valentines.

I made labels with PhotoShop and covered Hershey's Nuggets with them.  There are 6 styles of labels randomly placed on 4 flavors of Nuggets.



These are pint-sized, unused paint cans purchased at the hardware store.  The paper wrap is actually opalescent and the lighter-weight version of the paper my business cards are printed on and is attached with 2-sided tape.  I got lucky that the diameter of the can is 10.5 inches so I could get 2 wraps out of letter-sized sheet.  I made these clear labels with Word using jpg files I'd already made in Photo Shop and regular word processing. 



I punched a small hole in my business card, ran some red curling ribbon through it and attached the ribbon to the can lid with 2-sided tape, then topped it with a red bow. There are about 30 chocolates in the cans, at least enough for the whole crew at any of these businesses.

Thanks for looking and Happy Valentine's Day!

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008 01:10:24 PM »

Very nice! I'd love to receive one of those if I was a vendor of yours.   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008 01:23:58 PM »

Thanks!  Hopefully all those that took some time off from sweets will be able to have some by now.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2008 12:17:57 PM »

What a wonderful idea!!! I bet your clients will love it!
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2008 12:36:07 PM »

Look at you!  All would be better in this world if you could buy some love at the Home Depot! 
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2008 12:52:47 PM »

Look at you!  All would be better in this world if you could buy some love at the Home Depot! 

THANKS! 

I should mention that the Home Depot doesn't sell that size of cans (at least not the 8 or so I go to when I haven't another option).  I LOATHE "The Despot"... at least for paint and paint-related items (which I need for my work) and I'd say that 60% of the time (at least) they don't have what I'm looking for in other departments.  I'm fresh off a very frustrating Despot situation, so... a bit raw.

ANYWAY, if anyone was interested the pint-sized unused cans were purchased at my local True Value hardware store.  A real hardware store.

[steps off soap box, takes deep, cleansing breath]
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2008 01:48:34 PM »

Oh, so sad Mistress T.

I got my paris pails at the HD - cause I have a horrible relationship with Lowes!  You just come on over and use my HD whenever you need to.  I'll even go in with you. 
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2008 04:23:28 PM »

Oh, I'm not a Blowe's fan either.  I try to buy my building materials at a locally-owed lumber yard, my hardware at a locally-owned hardware store and my paint supplies at a locally owned paint store if I can.  Their prices are the same or often better (+ sometimes a contractor discount), they usually have a better selection or better quality lumber and they often know more about it.  I think I'm at a disadvantage because I worked at a lumber yard/hardware store in college and know what's available (or should me).

Ok!  Enough bitchin'!  Thanks for your comments on the chocolates.  LOVED your Paris pails.
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