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Another year of Bid Day boxes!

25 Aug

With Bid Day a week behind us we thought it was time to reflect on another successful year of Bid Day boxes! It’s an interesting, stressful and fun process and we wanted to share a behind the scenes perspective with you.

It all begins weeks before the big day. The Wrapettes spent their time collecting hundreds and hundreds of Bid Day box orders – every day more orders were filed away.

Finally, on August 18, the big day arrives. Despite having had orders for weeks, we can only begin assembly on the day of. In the wee hours of the night the official bid list is finalized and we finally know what sorority our Bid Day box girls will be pledging! This is when the fun begins.

All the Wrapettes and other friends of Wrapsody arrived bright and early to help with assembly. 4:30 A.M. to be exact! We were working away while the new members were still asleep dreaming of their new home!

All day long, the boxes are being assembled, filled, checked and sent out to the new members for delivery. It is so motivating to know that after a long, exciting day the new members get to go home to a personalized gift from their loved ones that we had a hand in!

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We talked to some of the girls at Wrapsody about the Bid Day experience this year. “This was the smoothest things have ran – everyone seemed to be really happy with their boxes. Our product was the best it had ever been – everyone loved every item we offered!”

Even though Bid Day is an exciting time for some, it is also a tough time for others. We know some girls get released from recruitment – we have spent time crying on the phone with parents. We know it’s tough, sometimes tougher than you would expect, so we try to make sure we have Happys for everyone. Recruitment isn’t perfect – and neither is our Bid Day box process. We make mistakes, but we try to work together and do our best as a team.

This year we filled 788 boxes in a single day! We so loved being a part of everyone’s special day and we can’t wait until next year.

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What Makes a Piece of Jewelry Special?

9 Feb

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February is a month we love. Not just because of Valentine’s day, but because it’s an exciting and refreshing time that celebrates friendship, love and the joy in giving.

In January, we go to market, an opportunity for us to buy things for the store for the entire year. We see new trends, look at new colors, and – especially important to us – make relationships with new companies.

We take pride in the uplifting and inspirational aura of our store. The unique and special products we carry further cultivate such an environment. Certain gift lines in the store encapsulate many of our values, while also adding special elements of their own.

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My Saint My Hero is one of our favorite brands we carry, as they overflow with meaning and personal relevance with their dedication to faith and prayer. Just as we celebrate the true spirt of giving daily, My Saint My Hero celebrates “the gift of a blessing.” We love that they refer to their jewelry as “wearable blessings.” They sincerely want their jewelry to be special pieces that bring “faith, hope and purpose” into one’s life. 

My Saint My Hero holds admirable values related to areas that touch all of our lives. In their mission, the company describes their “wearable blessings” as reminders that each of us are loved.

Not only does their jewelry serve as a reminder that all individuals, no matter what point they are at in life, are loved, but also that all of us have unique and important stories. Through their dedication to prayer and special packaging, My Saint My Hero works to pray for all who wear their jewelry. 

Sarah, one of our owners, loves these pieces as gifts because of the strong meaning associated with them. 

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Their pieces feature different themes, and one of our favorites in store right now is the “Soar” bracelet, one Sarah is “really excited about.”

The message included with the bracelet states the “single wing held firm by a woven cord is a triple symbol. It whispers to us of the fleetingness of life and of all good things on this earth, which pass so quickly, like the swift flight of a bird.”

“It’s a great in-remembrance gift to give to somebody that has lost someone. I think it’s such a meaningful gift and a great reminder for someone to have that to wear. We struggle often with what to do or give someone that’s lost someone. That’s the perfect, meaningful gift.”

The meaning of their jewelry is powerful. They are specially packaged with a meaningful message and prayer that reflects their care for each individual piece and the person who will be wearing it. 

Each bracelet is handwoven in Medjugorge; the silver feather is an original design by a My Saint My Hero artists, and include the brand’s signature “blessed” tag near the slipknot.

The company has such a fervent drive to foster communal power and prayer, they devote Friday’s at noon to pray for each retailer carrying their products. 

Sarah not only loves the messages My Saint My Hero products have and also the overall spirit of the company itself. 

“They just beam with spirituality,” she said. “They told us their story, their meaning and purposes. They have this joy in giving and that absolutely touches us.”

Sarah loves to give the “gift of a blessing” with a My Saint My Hero piece. One of the most special was one she gave her husband, who wears his “One Blessing” bracelet regularly. 

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The “One Blessing” bracelet is another strong example of a piece of jewelry with strong meaning that makes a piece so special in our hearts.  

As their website explains, this bracelet is meant to be worn as a daily reminder to do good to make the world a better place, a mission one can fulfill by using their hands to do good for this world.

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Another one of our favorites that we currently have in store is the “Serenity” bracelet.

What more can one wish for than to feel serenity, especially as our days tend to feel more and more hectic! This blessing bracelet card wishes for the wearer to experience the feeling of “Calm and Peace.”

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Wrapsody celebrates purposeful giving; gifts create connections between two beings that reflect love, admiration and appreciation. A piece of jewelry from My Saint My Hero goes beyond the regular connection, as each piece features a deeply meaningful message.

So, back to the original question, what makes a piece of jewelry special? A piece of jewelry is special when it goes beyond its materialistic values; when a piece has significant meaning and is given to us from someone who holds a place in our hearts, that’s when it becomes the most special. 

Celebrate life and love with a special, meaningful piece from My Saint My Hero

-Liz

Organize in Style

8 Jul

While staying organized is a year round task, there’s something about the back to school season that puts a little fire under our rears, and forces us to become more organized than usual. Meetings, practices, trips, dinner dates: Trust us, we know it can become overwhelming if you don’t have it all planned out! Thankfullly, staying oragnized has now become easier and can be done in trendy ways. Say goodye to those old yellow sticky notes on the fridge and spice it up with some of the new and fun ways to organize. Now let me preface this by saying that I’m aware of the debate of paper vs. electronic planners. Some people love having everything at the touch of a button. It honestly just depends on what you prefer! However, I am fully convinced that paper is the way to go. In fact, most of my friends make fun of my “old-fashioned” ways. But there’s something about being able to check things off and draw thick black lines through completed tasks that leaves me with a feeling of accomplishment. With the spirit of organization upon us, I’ve decided to share just a few of my favorite planners that Wrapsody has in stock and do a spotlight on two of our favorite brands whose planners can be seen in store. Enjoy reading about these designers while taking a look at some of the many planners you can find at Wrapsody!


  Lilly Pulitzer At the age of 21, Lilly eloped with Peter Pulitzer to the sunny sands of Palm Beach and opened up a juice stand. When Lilly got juice stains on her dress, she would cover them up with a brightly colored sleeveless dress. Eventually, she began to make similar dresses, and they sold more than her juice. From there she began designing the Lilly Pulitzer clothing line, grossing $15 million annually. With quotes like “Being happy never goes out of style” and “Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink,” The Lilly Pulitzer clothing label is known for its’ classic, vibrant pieces with a fun eye-catching style. All of these aspects can be seen in Lilly’s agendas. While Lilly passed in 2013 at 81, her clothing label continues to remain a success. lilly-pulitzer-300 Vera Bradley A friendship nearly 30 years ago led Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller to become co-founders of the Vera Bradley company.  Their story starts in March of 1982, when they were on vacation and realized that they was a need for more feminine luggage. From there, they adressed that need by designing luggage and handbags, naming the company after Barbara’s mother. Vera Bradley is now nationally recognized for its’ unique patterns and clever designs. Each of Vera’s agendas features one of these intricate patterns. aboutus_index_anchor


 

Planners We Love

Ban.do Agenda

Ban.do knows that you are busy and wants to make sure you are staying organized in style. This 17- month planner is filled with compliments, fun to-do’s each week, and is finished with a glossy, paper-wrapped hard cover.

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Kate Spade Agenda

This classic Kate Spade agenda is perfect for anyone who love is stylish, but loves a simple, clean look. This agenda features laminated tabs, gold foil accents, and a concealed spiral.

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Lilly Pulitzer Trippin’ and Sippin Agenda

While you may not be in Palm Beach with a lemonade in your hand, this Lilly Pulitzer Agenda definitely makes you feel like you are! This hard cover planner has mylar tabs, an elastic band closure and a sticker page. With new reinforced binding, this agenda is sure to keep your pages and schedule in tact.

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momAgenda Desktop Planner

Who says moms cant have it all?! Stay organized in style with this momAgenda avaible in an array of colors. The unique layout of this planners has space for mom and up to 4 kids, so that no one’s schedule is ever missing.

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Vera Bradley Pink Swirls Agenda

Featuring 20 months to stay organized, this planner is fun and filled with great extras like a notes area and holiday reminders to keep even the busiest organized. This durable planner even features a conversion table when you’re in the mood to whip up a yummy treat!

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Remember that these are just a few of the many planners that we have in stock! All of these companies offer numerous patterns and prints to keep make organization a breeze. Come see all that we have to offer!

Writing and organizing in style,

Leah S.- Wrapsody

Father’s Day Products

13 Jun

Still trying to figure out what to get Dad? Have you exhausted your go to gifts of the typical card and box box of chocolates that you’re praying he’ll like? With Father’s Day just a few days away, we’re loving all the men’s products that we have in the store. That’s right… men’s products! In fact, you would be surprised at how many people come in looking for the perfect gift for one of their girlfriends and realize that we sell gifts for men too! Two birds with one stone is definitely the type of shopping we love. And of course don’t forget the free gift wrapping! So does that make it three birds with one stone? Any who, if you’re last minute shopping and looking for a different gift that he will love, we’ve got plenty in stock! Below are just a few products to help you celebrate Dad.


Celebrate the socialite Dad with the Chillsner by Corkcicle. With a twist to the original Corkcicle, the Chillsner will allow dad to keep his beer cold no matter where he is. This product can be used all year round, so no worries about it being a Father’s Day one hit wonder! Hello to ice cold drinks!

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Celebrate the outdoorsman Dad with our collection of bird feeders and thermometers. This product comes in bronze or nickel and is perfect for the backyard, the beach, the lake house, the mountain home.

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Celebrate the king of the toilet with Poo-pourri. This scented spray is the strongest Before-You-Go Bathroom Spray EVER. Did we mention that it has up to 100 uses?! With scents like Poo-Tonium, this bathroom freshener is sure to leave your bathroom smelling fresh and clean.

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Remember that these are just a few of the many products that we have in stock. Be sure to swing by, because you’ll never what you’ll find!

Remind Dad he’s the man,

Leah S. – Wrapsody