This Valentine's Day I found myself running out of time to make things for my coworkers. I decided it would just be best if I bought handmade items instead.
I bought 4 different handcrafted items from 4 different and lovely Etsy artists.
1. Music Gift Tags: kvossdesigns
I used these lovely vintage inspired gift tags to label each gift goodies bag. I ordered a few extra for myself. They are so pretty.
2. Soy Tea Light Candles: Soybyjen75
I bought 3 packs of these amazing tea lights. I highly recommend the hot chocolate, orange, and vanilla bean. Everyone at work loved them! They smell delicious. I will definitely be back for more!
I put each tea light in an individual ziplock bag and labeled the scent. Today I noticed that someone left a little note on the hot chocolate tea light I gave my friend that said "This smells yummy!"
3. Valentine's Day Matchbook Notebooks:
I saw her cute little notebooks in a chat room one night, and I thought those would be such a cute addition to my work gift bags.
My supervisor actually thought they were a real matchbook to accompany the tea lights!
They are very well made, and they are great for making little reminder notes.
I convo'd her asking is she could make me a set of 20. She immediately sent me a sample of the different Valentine's Day papers she had...and she had my order finished within the hour!
Talk about great service!
4. Hand Dipped Incense Sticks: Angelicstyles
Incense reminded me of love, and I've also never experimented with them myself. I thought it would be a fun addition to my work gift bags.
I ordered ten different scents...and wow! Each one smelled so good I didn't want to give any away.
They are great quality, and I could smell them even before I opened the package they came in.
I put these 4 ingredients together with a heart patterned cellophane gift bag and some store bought cookies. I had my taxes done the night I planned to make cookies, so I had to settle for store bought or none at all. Everyone at work was very happy to see this lovely little surprise on their desk. A coworker hugged me - she was so grateful!
Handmade items are good, and they make people happy.
Thank you for taking the time to read.
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