Saturday, August 14, 2010

Memento Week of PR, Giveaways and More

I just sent this new “to be named gift set”, combining 2 of my post popular items, to a certain lady who you all may know and recognize...

Market Tote Basket with Spa Wrap Gift Set
How did Oprah get the tote? Did she order it? Did Oprah herself call me? Did her BFF Gayle order it? How in the world did I get my creation to Lady O. I don’t know if anyone else calls her that or if I have even heard that before but it sounds like a fit. I had the opportunity to send one of my products to the Oprah show and O magazine. As many of you may now Oprah has her famous favorite things shows and O magazine has holiday gift ideas and gift features in the magazine.

So what do I send, and why do I think my product is worthy of such gift industry high praise? Who is the hardest person to buy for? We all have them the person who has everything and doesn’t need anything. This is why I put the spa wrap and market tote together. It’s a gift set for every women and that ever women needs.

It Starts with the “Market Tote”…
Market Tote Basket with Fancy Script
I used one of my favorite and most popular designs for the personalization, Fancy Script Initial and Name design. Why does every woman needs a market tote and a spa wrap? Did I have one…not at first. I embroidered lots for customers but thought why do I need a market tote? When I go to the grocery store I need a cart. We buy too many items and I have a 2 and 4 year old so I need the buggy, or whatever you call the shopping cart in your part of the country! So I finally made myself a market tote and I love them. I have 5 or 6 at the moment with my monogram, name and initial and last name. One is my pool market tote that I keep the pool key, dive sticks, fish, swim diaper, and sun screen. When we go to the pool it is so quick and easy all I need to grab are the towels. I have a Joanne’s, Hobby Lobby, & Michael’s one. When I go to these stores I am usually trying to match a thread, fabric or ribbon so I bring my market tote with whatever it is I am currently working on. I have my take to the post office tote that stays empty and in my studio until I need to fill it up. I have a fall pumpkin tote that I use for putting Halloween candy in. The market tote basket has so many uses. Scrapbookers use them for taking to a crop till you drop night. Moms with kids in sports can use them to keep extra shoes or a change of clothes in the back of their SUV or minivan. There are great for picnics, taking a meal to a friend. See I told you they had tons of uses. No matter who you are you need a market tote and can never have too many.

Next, I added a plush, cozy “Spa Wrap”…

Spa Wrap with Fancy Script Initial and Name
Did I need one of these…nope. I was not a bridesmaid or bride, and I don’t travel lots. Why do I need one? Let me tell you how I discovered I needed a spa wrap. When I get out of the shower I put a bath towel around me and tuck it into the towel under my armpit. I start to blow dry my hair or do my makeup up. Then the fun starts. The towel slips and I am now staring at a pair of boobs that have breast feed two children. I pick the towel up and try again. After the third time it happens I just leave it on the floor of the bathroom and resolve to the fact that I am getting ready naked again. Then in walks my son and daughter and I am just sure they are thinking there is naked mommy doing her hair again! After a few times of this song and dance I always would say to myself Terri make a spa wrap for yourself. Then once all clothed and busy doing other things I forget the spa wrap need. I told my husband about the towel bathroom shower naked mommy dance I do. He said “It would be wrong to go get a non monogrammed one from your studio to use right now though, right?” OF COURSE! That is the long story of why every women needs a spa wrap.

Market Tote Basket with Spa Wrap Gift Set
I sent a spa wrap and market tote gift set for Oprah and for Gayle. Oprah’s favorite color is green and I love the combo of these two greens they are earthy and so pretty together. Gayle has a very warm and sunny personality so it is only fitting that her favorite color is yellow. I hope they enjoy them and find a bit of humor in why every women needs a spa wrap. I am not sure what will come of this and if Oprah and Gayle will actually see or use the items but it was fun creating them and had I not thought of what would be different and ideal for a holiday gift item I may have not thought of pairing these two items together. So thank you the Oprah Show and O magazine for helping me come up with a great gift for Memento.

Spa Wrap with Fancy Script Initial and Name
Stay tuned this week for something fun and rewarding. Remember how I introduced this was my new “to be named gift set”? I am going to be soliciting your help to give this gift set a name, give you plenty of incentive to help out, and ask you to join me in celebrating a special milestone with me. All of that, and so much more will be revealed later this week…

On Monday August 16 2010 Memento will be the featured company and will be offering a discount AND giveaway  on My Giveaway Today. Please check them out here on Monday and make sure to enter. There are some fabulous companies that are featured on My Giveaway Today be sure to follow them, bookmark their site or follow on Facebook to stay up to date with the amazing giveaways. Plus there will be a giveaway on Memento's Blog later in the week and a LARGE US CITY will be showcasing one of Memento's products on their local news broadcast! Things are buzz'n around here.


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9 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

Congratulations on the wonderful opportunity! I'm sure she'll love it. I have a few myself and use them at Earth Fare! Love them. xoxo

江仁趙雲虹昆 said...

keep update, please..bless you!!............................................................

southerninspiration said...

Thanks for your great ideas on my blog about organizing. I look forward to checking further into your blog.....am on my way out of town now, but will do it next week!
Thanks, and have a great day!
Suzanne

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Nicole-Lynn said...

Oh wow! What a fun opportunity! The totes, spa wraps turned out great!

Just entered the giveaway!

建枫 said...

Many a true word is spoken in jest..................................................................

PinkyB said...

Looking forward to hearing more about your "O" send-off to the Windy City! Congratulations on your features, too!

Maddy Joy said...

Hi
This is really a nice post.I am appreciating you for this post.
Personalized Gifts

Autumn Twig said...

That is such a great product. And you get 40 brownie points just because you got to send it to Oprah! :)