Guess what I’m doing while it is 90 degrees outside. ?I’m sitting by the “pool” and working on Sweet Hope. ?But isn’t it August, you ask. ?Why yes, yes it is. ?That would be why it is 90 degrees and I’m not wearing pants.
It takes 4 months to put Sweet Hope candy sales together. ?For the most part the groundwork is laid and I just repeat everything I did last year. ?However, I use August to look back and figure out how I can make things more efficient. ?I have the timeline finished. ?I would suggest marking November 8th on your calender. ?The week of September 20th should also be noted. ?That is if you want to have a say in what we make this year.
The only thing I’m currently stuck on is packaging. ?I want to be economical in my packaging choices so I purchase the recycled material brown kraft boxes. ?They aren’t the prettiest boxes in the world, ?but they’ll do. ?I do have the option of changing the ribbon colors. ?In years past I’ve gone with red. ?It is the holidays and that seems rather festive. ?I have branding for the website and the cards and pretty much everything else. ?It is just that the product doesn’t match.
The candy sales are just a fundraiser portion of the whole organization. ?Granted, it is how we got our start, but in the long run we don’t want it to be the only thing we do.
Here is where I need your opinion, oh 8 people who still read my blog. ?Should I change the packaging? ?The box options are brown kraft or gloss white. ?The ribbon colors can be found here. ?I use 5/8″ ribbon so I’m limited to those colors. ?I’ve also considered not tying bows, but rather having labels printed with the bee to seal the boxes.
Give me your honest opinion. ?You’ve given them as gifts. ?I need your experience.