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carrot-shaped-treat-bags
Has this ever happened to you? You want to make an Easter treat for your kid to hand out to their class at school. You want to channel your inner Martha and make something fabulous. But it needs to be fairly easy since you don't have a team helping you like...
best unicorn party
Are you ready to create your best unicorn party? EVER? You might be wondering "where do I start"? Well you've come to the right place! Not only will we show you some of our own ideas, we've also gathered up some truly creative inspirations from around the web. So let's get this...
tissue paper carnation
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, something you haven't done before. You're drawing a blank. HELP! No problem, we've got your back! Here's an easy and beautiful favour idea that you can whip up in...
Basket Bag
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 dreading trying to wrap the darn thing with that bulky roll of cello wrap!! Am I right?! Or you need to wrap up a housecoat and you...
White 2 piece gift boxes
We've all seen it on tv or in a movie... ...someone gets a beautifully wrapped present but instead of them ripping off all the gift wrap, they just remove the perfectly wrapped lid! It's done like that to make it quick and easy for the actors but it sure looks pretty...
bow on a gift box lid
Does this sound familiar? You've purchased the ideal gift and then struggled (for what feels like hours) to tie the perfect bow on your gift box. You carefully hand the gift box to the recipient who savagely rips off the bow and tosses it to the ground! Grrrrrr!! You just want to...
tissue paper flower
I love all things tissue paper! Luckily I get to work with fellow paper addicts in a paper world at Essential Packaging. We often scour Pinterest looking for new ways we can use tissue paper. However, the one thing we get asked the most (literally everyday!) is how we...
hot cocoa cones
Looking for something easy to make and yummy to give this holiday season? Well look no further! These Santa and reindeer hot cocoa cones make perfect gifts for anyone on your list! Who doesn't love a steaming cup of hot cocoa? Or a cute Santa? Or reindeer?? Hot cocoa cones make perfect...
Do you love the idea of opening a gift every day until Christmas? Heck ya, who doesn't?! Advent calendars have been a long held tradition during the holidays for a good reason...they're fun! They count down the days till Christmas with anticipation and excitement! The great thing about advent calendars these...
cookie bag
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 how to package them. You've put a lot of time and effort into making the darn things, you want them to look good too! But you...

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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

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