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1/10/14

2013 Client gifts : personal

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In the fall I threw around a lot of ideas when I was planning what to do for Christmas gifts for my clients.
Last year I did a photo frame, and for awhile thought I wanted to do something again that was 'photo-related.'
Anyways, while I was in the midst of different possibilities, 
my friend Allison mentioned that she was selling candles to benefit her church's Live Animal Christmas Play...
and I thought hmm, there's an option!

After I pondered it some more, I then determined that yes, I did want to go that route,
which turned out to be awesome!

In 2013 I wanted to simplify a lot of things in my life, and this was something that definitely helped accomplish that goal. :)
I really did enjoy making the photo frames for all my clients in 2012, 
but it was a lot more time-consuming with the various steps and crafting that took place.
And personally I think these were just as cute as any photo frame and the process was so fun!

I got to pick out the type of glass jar I wanted, the lid, and the scents!
The ones I picked were: Black Raspberry Vanilla, Pumpkin Creme Brulee, and Vanilla Bean Noel.
Oh goodness--I seriously wish I had a scratch-n-sniff option on the blog here because they smelled so insanely good.
While packaging them up I would repeatedly stop, unscrew a lid, and relish the scent. :P
One of my clients said they weren't sure if they should burn it or eat it..ha!
I would have to agree.
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Honestly having a homemade product to give someone means a little bit more than something you just picked up at a store,
plus the fact that these helped support the LACP was a double-win!
Our family went last year, and again this past December..such an incredible, God-honoring production.
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The tags I designed and had printed by Acilab..they rock! Love that company.
Orange elastic is via etsy..you guys know there had to be something orange on there, right?! :)
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left: my army of candles ready to go!
right: happy little paper bags ready to be delivered in the icy/snowy weather,
and I also mailed some out to clients that didn't live close enough for me to drive and deliver them.
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^Me, right after picking up the candles and freaking out because I couldn't get over how adorable they were!!
Absolutely loved them--thanks so much, Alli. :)

It also warmed my heart to hear that someone had lit their candle right after I delivered it--
I mean, how cozy is that?!
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Hope you enjoyed seeing a little behind-the-scenes, and happy friday, friends!!

love,
~H. Elise

p.s. I do have a few extras of these candles..so there may be a giveaway coming sometime soon..
stay tuned! :)
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12 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea and those jars are adorable! :)You should definitely do a giveaway because her candles are the best!

    Emily

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  2. Love how you packaged them...woot for ACI!

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  3. That is so nice that you give your clients gifts. Love the practicality and the packaging is adorable as always. I've never had/smelled a natural candle sounds awesome though.

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  4. Neat idea! I love the tags! So cute! :)

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  5. love this, hannah! pretty much adore how you bless your clients with gifts - they look fabulous :) and I shall never grow tired of alli's gorgeous writing - love it. :) blessings, friend!

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  6. This is such a great idea Hannah! It's great to be able to simplify life while still making things pretty! I love the idea of giving your clients gifts :)

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  7. loooooove.
    her candles are AMAZING yes!! I get to live with all those scents and an abundance more...isn't that cool? =)
    thanks for supporting the play like this...very cool!

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  8. awwwww!!!!!! loved this post! You did such a fantastic job with the tags, etc. You are so thoughtful and I know your clients totally must have been blessed by your darling gifts.
    love ya girl!
    Alli

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  9. I loved seeing what you gave your clients this year. I think it is so sweet that you do that for them. The candles sound like they smell good. I think they would make me hungry though.

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