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custom printed packaging
A question: what is your packaging saying about your business? Whether you are a Maker/Artisan just starting out in local craft markets or an established brick and mortar retail store, your packaging should say a lot about who you and what you are about. For example, it can be a very...

Craft market prep in 4 simple steps!

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...
cookie bag

Here’s our top 6 cookie bag ideas for your Christmas baking!

Christmas and cookies go together like peas and carrots...only much yummier! After deciding which cookie recipes to make, now you have to decide on to...
Cello basket bags

How to wrap a gift basket in 8 easy steps!

Have you ever wanted to put together a beautifully wrapped gift basket but just didn't know how to wrap it or where to even...
Chinese takeout boxes

Want to know the 5 reasons why we love Chinese takeout boxes?

Around here, we all have our favourite gift packaging products. Some of us like ribbon, some tissue paper, others giftwrap. But there's one item...
clouds baby shower

How to create sweet “up in the clouds” baby shower favours!

Don't little cute babies deserve the sweetest baby showers?!?! What could be sweeter than a clouds baby shower?!?! Cuteness overload!! When we began creating this project,...
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DIY Snowman cookie container!

It's that time of year when baking is in full swing and Christmas cookies are being lovingly made by the dozens! Many of these homemade delights...
tissue paper carnation

Make these tissue paper carnation favours for your next party!

You're having a party next weekend and you'd like to give your guests a little favour to take home. You want to try something different,...
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