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Local markets - BC listings
Welcome to our local markets listings page! Throughout the year, there are a wide variety of local markets happening in BC. We're fortunate to have so many fabulous growers, farmers, artisans and small businesses in our area. Shopping at these local markets gives you the opportunity to meet the vendors,...
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Beer gift basket – a creative way to wrap up beer!

Gift baskets are such a perfect way to wrap up multi piece gifts. You put all your pieces in a box or basket, wrap...
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Small Business Spotlight – An inspiring story from Dipsy Doodle Designz

Welcome to Small Business Spotlight! Small Business Spotlight is a series that we created to showcase local entrepreneurs who have turned their passions into growing...
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How to make beautiful tissue paper flowers!

I love all things tissue paper! Luckily I get to work with fellow paper addicts in a paper world at Essential Packaging. We often...
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The market home stretch!

Welcome to Craft Market Success! Craft Market Success is a series that we created to help entrepreneurs/makers who are interested in doing craft markets but...
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Measuring your craft market success!

Welcome to Craft Market Success! Craft Market Success is a series that we created to help entrepreneurs/makers who are interested in doing craft markets but...
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5 ways to use basket bags (that will make you look like a pro!)

Has this ever happened to you... You've been tasked with making up a gift basket for your (work, kid's sports team, school fundraiser...) and you're...
Local markets - BC listings

Local markets listing – shop local BC markets and discover something new!

Welcome to our local markets listings page! Throughout the year, there are a wide variety of local markets happening in BC. We're fortunate to have...
Anna is Vice President and Director of Marketing at Essential Packaging Inc. For the past 22 years, along with her husband of 23 years, David, she has helped to grow the company from a home based business into a thriving retail and online enterprise. Her love of creative packaging, marketing and small business life has lead her to the wonderful world of blogging. Now she writes on her 2 blogs, A Beautifully Wrapped Life and A Small Business Life. She enjoys kayaking with her son Matt and hikes with her constantly shedding Yellow Lab Soda. Connect with her by CLICKING HERE Find out more about Essential Packaging at www.essentialpackaging.com