I love gift baskets. There is nothing that compares to giving or receiving a bountiful basket that is overflowing with handpicked delights and tantalizing treats. As author Shirley George Frazier says:
“A gift is just a gift, but a gift basket is a mood-altering experience!”
That’s why I am so excited to share a wonderful resource that will open up a whole new world of creativity for you! Shirley’s best-selling book, The Gift Basket Design Book, will teach you everything you need to know to begin creating one-of-a-kind baskets from scratch!
The Gift Basket Design Book Review
If you want to learn how to build beautiful gift baskets – for pleasure or for profit – I can’t think of a better resource than this book! As an artisan, Shirley’s passion for creative gift giving shines through on every page. As an instructor, Shirley’s technical expertise is evident in the clear instructions and numerous illustrations provided throughout. After reading this book, you will be privvy to the trade secrets Shirley learned during 21 years in the gift basket industry!
What makes this book truly enjoyable is Shirley’s natural story-telling ability. Whether she is sharing customer stories or swapping creative ideas for gift giving, Shirley throroughly engages her readers throughout.
My favorite story was Shirley’s encounter with a client whose son surprised her with a Mother’s Day basket filled with $100 worth of lottery tickets designed as lollipops. When she opened the basket and saw the contents, she screamed so loudly, her neighbors called the police! When the police came and she showed them the reason for the disturbance – the gift basket – they were so impressed, they ordered similar baskets for their mothers!
The Gift Basket Design Book Giveaway
Update: This giveaway is now CLOSED. See The Gift Basket Design Book Winner for details.
Now for the fun! Shirley has graciously offered to award one lucky Create With Joy follower an autographed copy of her book!
Below are the instructions for entering this giveaway. Be sure to include your NAME and E-MAIL on EACH ENTRY so that I can easily contact you if you are the winner.
REQUIRED ENTRY (1 Comment): Indicate whether you are a Current or New Google Friend Connect Follower, and let me know: Are you interested in making gift baskets for pleasure, for profit, or both?
Optional Entries (1 Comment Per Action):
1. Subscribe to the Create With Joy RSS Feed.
2. Subscribe to Create With Joy via e-mail (must be activated to count!)
3. Add my New Create With Joy badge to your site. The badge is on my sidebar! Be sure to leave a link to your site for verification purposes!
4. Add Create With Joy to your Blog Roll. Be sure to leave a link to your site for verification purposes!
5. Blog about this giveaway! You can do this by writing a post on your blog OR by adding the giveaway to your sidebar with a link back to this review. Send me your blog link and details on what you did for verification!
The Fine Print
This contest is open until April 16th at Midnight PDST. I will choose the winner using a Random Number Generator. Once I have verified that the winner has complied with the contest requirements, I will contact them and announce the winner on the blog. I will then forward their name, e-mail address, and mailing address to Shirley George Frazier, who will mail and distribute the prize.
** BEST OF LUCK TO YOU ALL! **