Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Christmas and Kids

As much as us big kids love the festive season there is no denying that Christmas is all about the magic and watching the children enjoy it. We have our own magical traditions and there really is nothing nicer than the excitement and wonder in George's eyes as the big day draws closer.

We have a range of cute Christmas items just for the little ones, all of which (our customers tell us) add to the Christmas experience.

Available in cream, pink or blue these "Baby's First Christmas" stars are just lovely and make great keepsakes. Fully personalised for just £3.95 we sell a lot of these lovely mementoes. 

Our Merry Christmas Stocking Plaque, with 3D holly, red gingham ribbon and raffia as well as decoupage handing stockings seem to be a firm favourite with many. Fabulous over a fireplace, a door, indeed anywhere this pretty plaque looks great.

We had made and sent out literally thousands of these personalised Christmas stars over the past four years. Personalised with any names or messages you like they make great hanging decorations and gifts. We'll be adding one to our own collection this year for our dog Maggi, the latest member of our family that we adopted from Spain early this year.

These make great keepsakes for kids of any age and are a little more grown up than the baby's first Christmas ones.

This is just a small selection of our Christmas items which add to the festive feel of the home which just adds to the fun for the whole family.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

What a Birthday!

For anyone who missed the announcement yesterday, it was our fourth birthday. To celebrate we decided to give away four bags of Precious Parcels to FOUR lucky winners via our Facebook page.

To be honest we were quite overwhelmed with the response as no fewer than 933 people entered! Wow!

It has taken us time to get organised this morning (partly due to the number of entries, partly because of the birthday drink or three that might have been enjoyed last night). The winners have now been chosen and we are pleased to announce that...
Karen Procek
Sarah Carvell

Ruth McCurrach
Rachel English

will all receive a PP goody bag!

Thank you again everyone for entering and of course for supporting us over the past four years. Keep tuned for more new products, old favourites and competitions and offers that we have planned for the future. 
For the hundreds of new likers that joined us yesterday and might not yet have visited our website make sure you pop along and have a good nosy!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Precious Parcels is FOUR Today!

Happy Birthday to us! (Yes, there will be cake and copious amounts of alcohol later!).

Four years ago a business was born which enabled me to work from home and always be available if George needed me. Since then it has evolved into a second child almost and one I am very proud off. From a few plaques and our well-known  Precious (Poem) Parcels to a whole range of handmade goodies and treats that have been shipped all over the world, it is fair to say that the past four years have been an exciting time.

We love all of the products that we offer our customers and are so pleased that our original products are still amongst our best sellers!
Our clocks almost literally fly out of the door, the baking kits have proved more popular that we could ever have expected, the wooden stars are one of our best sellers and our party bags have also had great feedback. In fact, everything we currently on offer seems to be going down so well with all of our lovely customers so we thought we'd give four lucky readers a bag of Precious Parcels treats to say a big "Thank YOU!".

Get yourself over to our Facebook page after 9.30am for a very easy to enter giveaway that could bag you a fab bundle of prizes.

As always, thanks again for coming back time and time again and for making the past four years so great! Keep on visiting as we have more and more to offer over the coming years.

Natalie and co x

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The Gallery - Yellow

No words necessary I think. This is one of the best photos I have taken this year and is most definitely yellow! 

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Wonderful Wall-Hangers

Friends of ours have just have a new baby boy (he is absolutely adorable!). We made him one of our Bunny and Teddy Wall-Hangers and his parents were thrilled! Many friends and family have chosen these as new baby and christening gifts so we thought we'd show you why they are so popular.

These two tier plaques are (we think!) just lovely. So sweet, they look great hung on the wall and make great keep sakes for the baby box once the nursery has become a big boy or girl's room.

With white backgrounds and three colour dots, ribbon, matching teddies and bunnies altogether measuring approximately 29cm in height, you can see why they have been and continue to be so popular.
For £14.95 these handmade lovelies are available to order throughout the year and are of course fully personalised. 

To see these and a variety of other sweet new baby and christening gifts visit the baby section of the website.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Autumn Craft Fun

I have mentioned RedTedArt before. Her site is packed full of craft ideas, all of which come with great tutorials and are guaranteed to keep your small ones (and yourself!) busy and amused. Browsing around Pinterest recently I noticed that the autumn crafts were already in full swing so I have of course visited one of my favourite blogs again for our own inspiration and wanted to share with you some of her fab ideas. These are just those that I found looking for autumn crafts however the site is jam-packed with fun for the whole year.

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George collecting materials for our own Autumn craft-fest while we walk the dog in the autumn sunshine.