Happy Valentine’s Day Blog

 

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Ever felt those butterflies in your stomach, or got nervous with sweaty palms when you get near someone you have a secret crush on? Be brave and express your feelings on the up-and-coming love holiday. February 14th is known as the day of romance for your mate, family, and friends. Americans celebrate love and friendship by giving cards, candy and other fun and thoughtful gifts for their family, special friends and loved ones. On average, people spend over $100 on dinner and gifts with their mates on this once a year holiday expressing feelings. Come and check out some favorite yet simple selections we have chosen to share with you.

When you think of Valentine’s, you think of chocolates in a big red heart shaped box, cards and bouquets of flowers. Candy Concepts has a huge selection of chocolates and other love candies to choose from along with some cute suggestions on gifting those candies. Did you know that red roses and chocolate have meaning behind giving them on Valentine’s?  Read on and find out exactly why you should give these traditional gifts.

Chocolate RosesRed roses symbolize several meanings like love, beauty, courage and respect. Give your valentine chocolates in the form of a red rose. They last longer than real roses. You don’t have to worry about watering them and checking to see if they are wilted. Single Red Chocolate Roses are creamy milk chocolates shaped as a beautiful rose wrapped in sultry red foil wrapping with a stem and satin green leaves. Receive 36 long stemmed beautiful candy roses made up of solid milk chocolate. Give each rose individually or as a bouquet. Include these long-stemmed candy roses in one of our uniquely designed flower vases that come in a variety of styles and colors with their own distinct structure and design.

Chocolate Heart CandyGiving the gift of chocolate illustrates passion, caring, and friendship, along with love. Solid Milk Chocolate Shaped Hearts come wrapped in brightly colored foils of various colors such as red, pink, green, purple, silver, brown, blue, white and gold. Receive approximately 54 pieces of foil wrapped chocolates per pound. These solid milk chocolate heart pieces are roughly 1-1/4 inches in size. Choose a favorite color or buy several colors and mix them together. These delicious pieces of chocolate will melt your heart with delight. Foil wrapped chocolates are ideal for candy buffets, party treats and more. Add to gift baskets, decorate cakes or use in open candy dishes. Another useful idea for these chocolate shaped hearts, match the colors and add to your wedding theme and use as party favors.

Now that we have given you the perfect chocolate suggestions, let’s look at ways to gift wrap your present with style and it’s fashionable. The wonderful thing about these containers, you can continue to use them as extra storage after your holiday candy has disappeared. Check out other gift and favor boxes to use for weddings, birthdays, future holidays and other occasions.

Plastic Heart Candy Containers are shaped like a heart and has a frosted design Heart Shaped Containerson the lids that fit snugly to keep items securely in place. These lovely heart containers are approximately 2 ½ inches wide and are already assembled. Don’t forget to select your preference on color between clear or pink plastic heart containers. Fill these gift-wrapping containers with candy, or tiny gifts such as jewelry or other similar ideas.  If you are brainstorming ideas on what to use these for, try adding to your wedding or bridal shower filled with an inspirational note of gratitude for attending an event or life changing occasion. When you order these adorable containers, you will receive 36 pre-assembled hearts of your color choice.

Our Clear Gift Box is made from a high-quality plastic that is crystal clear and Valentines Gift Boxcomes with a lid that includes a plastic bow on top. Great for themed parties and special occasions as gift favors and then some. Gift wrap with this plastic box for other various present ideas too. Also, use for storage items such as buttons, sewing threads, small art supplies and more. You can order these in different quantities: 12-count, 48-count and 72-count.

Flowers and green shrubbery are beautiful and smell great too. They make wonderful last minute impulse buys for no reason to give to a friend or loved one. As with anything, giving a certain type or color of flower can mean something different. For instance, as you see above the meaning of red roses, well did you know that pink roses represent the same thing but not as strong of a love feeling for that person and are ideal for new relationships. Other flowers such as daisies, carnations, or mums can range in meaning of innocence or just friends to mums meaning you have a secret admirer or you have a crush on someone. Now that we put some meaning behind our flowers, let’s look at a few displaying options for your beautiful floral arrangements.

Flower StandShowcase any type of blooming buds and greenery on this exquisite Iron Plant Stand. This two-tiered iron stand features lacy scrolls in a verdigris finish. It is completely dependable and can be used inside or outdoors. This iron construction stands 28” tall and securely holds two plants. Just imagine the combination of your beautiful bouquet of flowers you just received sitting atop this exquisite accent fixture. After your flowers have gone or passed beyond their freshness point, add your favorite green ivy plants or other eye-catching memorabilia and photos. This accent piece fits nicely in an atrium or sun-room.

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Vintage Glass Decanter Bottle Vases come in blue or green colors. These corked bottle vases come in assorted shapes and designs with an absolute wonderful vintage appeal. The heights of these dynamic and classy vases range from approximately 11.75” to 12.25” with the cork. Their diameter’s range from 3” to 3 ½”. When you order these colored glass vases, you will receive 12 decorative bottles. Use one vase at a time or use all 12 accent pieces to create a breathtaking centerpiece for an everyday display or use for a special occasion and combine both colors to match your events decor. Another great idea is pairing these beautiful bottles with fairy lights to brighten your display and exhibit. Candy Concepts offers a variety of lights at different lengths.

String LightsStroll down memory lane with your date by adding photos of your relationship from the past to our Photo Clip String Lights. This makes a great gift! All you have to do is just add significant memorable pictures and hang on the lighted photo clip. Your friend will truly love this gift. These string accent lights are at least 4.5 feet long. They are battery operated and run on 3 AA batteries that are not included. String lights include 10 warm white tinted LED lights and can be used inside or outdoors in a covered area.  Unfortunately, there is no end to end connections with these fun and loveable lights. These string lights can also be used for special events such as birthday parties, baby showers, bridal parties, holidays and more. If you are looking for the perfect gift to give a friend, look no further, these lights among others that we carry are fun and exciting. Check it out!

Gift BasketsOur Wicker Basket with the metal handle is a great idea for any occasion. With this wicker basket, you can add a variety of items to show that special someone just how much you love and care for them. Add small cute and cuddly stuffed animals, wrapped heart shaped chocolates or a basket full of homemade soaps and bath salts. Be creative when you give a gift basket. Once the holiday has passed you can use for other essentials. The look and style of this wooden basket gives you a country appeal that can also be utilized for kitchens, cafés to display fresh baked cookies, candy and fun things like that.

In closing, Valentine’s Day is a holiday you can express your feelings no matter if it’s a loved one, a family member, or a secret admirer you have been keeping your eye on. Love can have a variety of meanings to each of us. Take a chance on that crush, give your mate a smile and create a memory to last a lifetime!

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2016 Summer Olympics

2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS

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2016 Summer Olympics is just around the corner. Are you a fan of the Olympics? Does one sporting event in the Olympics catch your eye over the rest? More than 10,000 men and women athletes are gathered and preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This International Multi-Sports Event is just around the corner. Before you know it, spectators will be glued to the television cheering on their team of choice to win. Let’s see if the United States will continue to lead in medal winners, or if Great Britain will continue to be the only country to win at least one Gold Medal in every Summer Olympic Games.

As with most sporting events, winning awards acknowledges all the hard work, training, strict workouts, and dedication have finally paid off. Show off and display those medals, trophies, and other memorabilia with style, finesse, and pride. Candy Concepts brings you a few wonderful and unique display ideas for your awards, whether in your home, at the office, on your walls, or at your retail establishment.

Hand Carved Double Twist Stand

Wooden stands are known for giving you a natural country appeal. Our Hand Carved Double Twist Stand is hand carved out of dried kiln monkey pod wood. These work of art pedestals will showcase your spectacular, hard earned awards with a luxurious and natural radiance for years to come. Choose a finish that best fits your display needs from walnut oil (darker), white oil (lightest), or oak oil (natural) finishes. Each finish adds its own distinct look and charm. The average weight of these fixtures are 35 pounds and the dimensions are 12” x 23”. Perfectly ideal size for framed photos, encased medals, lamps, and so much more. As with most handmade items, each piece of wood has its own unique markings creating a totally different appeal to each piece.

Draw attention to your prized possessions by utilMango Inverted V Standizing Candy Concepts Mango Inverted “V” Stand. This unique wooden pedestal’s dimensions are 12” x 22” H and approximately weighs only 23 pounds. Notice the distinct, unique design of the stand that creates a one-of-a-kind piece. Order more than one and double the chances of people taking notice of your distinguished, displayed awards. It is suggested that if you display in direct sunlight, it can cause cracking on the ends but you can just rub in a wood preservative or wax to reseal and continue to enjoy the beauty of this unique pedestal. Can you just imagine, just visualize your medals and trophy’s from the Summer Olympics perched upon the top of this display stand. Nice!!!!

For a more modern look exhibiting your prized awards and memories, display with our Cubed Cubed Laminated Wood DisplayLaminated Wood Display. Four various heights ranging within 12” to 36” high with color options of black, white, or maple to choose from. Perfect for blending with the décor at your office, home and more. Set these cubes side by side or configure them with the shortest in the front surrounded by the taller pedestals for a more eye appealing display. Not interested in adding awards, use for a room with great lighting and add some live indoor plants.

Folding A-frame Display

Another modern display option that is easy to set-up and tear down, yet still appealing is Candy Concept’s Folding A-frame Display. Includes four removable oak stained shelves with your choice of colors for your frame. Display this fixture against the wall offering a wide range of options for your home, office, and training rooms. Your treasured memorabilia, trophies, and medals never look more natural on this rustic natural display. Shelf widths range from 36” to 72” long, overall dimensions are 72”H x 72”W x 15”D. When you are ready for a change simply fold up this display and remove until you are ready to reuse it again.

Having a party with a few friends over to support one of your favorite sporting events in the Summer Olympics? Here are a few ideas for sports related candy from us here at Candy Concepts.Olympic Candy

Get the chocolate rolling with milk chocolate balls wrapped in foil wrapping matching one of the sports you adore like golf balls, basketballs, and tennis balls. Receive 30 mesh bagged milk chocolate balls. Each sport’s ball comes in a 1.5-ounce mesh bag, ideal for sharing at parties as party favors or truly expressing that you’re a fan. Your guest will love them. Soccer balls come in bulk 5 & 10 lbs. of deliciously, sweet milk chocolate.

Here’s a fun idea for your party, represent your summer Olympic’s country flag by displaying Jelly Belly Jelly Beans in one of our stackable Clear Acrylic Bulk Bins. What color is your favorite country’s flag? U.S.A is well known for the red, white, and blue colors with stars and stripes; Japan is known for the white flag with the red disc in the center of the flag; while Sweden’s flag is blue with a yellow Scandinavian cross that extends to the edge of the flag. So many variations for so many countries and cultures.

Check out our see-through clear acrylic bins that show off your flag colors quite well. If you Mini Stackable Binsare into particulars between vertical and horizontal stripes, choose which candy display bin that best fits for your favorite flag. This idea is intended to be fun and create some conversation betClear Acrylic Topping Binween you and your guests. The Clear Acrylic Topping Bin (pictured left) is one container with three compartments. Each compartment has its own hinged lid allowing easy access to all the jelly beans. Once you’re done with your party, use this bin for dessert toppings and other fun ideas. The Mini Stackable Bins (pictured right) stack one atop the other. Perfect for displaying various colored candy patterns. Top candy bin holds up to 5 lbs. of candy, middle bin holds up to 5 ½ lbs. of candy, and the bottom bin holds up to 6 ½ lbs. of candy. Each container has a hinged lid on the front to aid in keeping your candy fresh.

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are a popular and fun candy. You can do so many things with them besides just popping them in your mouth and savoring the wonderful luscious flavors. Decorate cakes & cupcakes, use at school for learning colors, treats in lunch boxes and so forth. Today in our flag fun, we are using a variety of flavors to match the colors of a few flags picked at random:

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·        U.S.A is red, white and blue = Red Apple, A&W Cream Soda, Blueberry

·        Romania is blue, yellow, and red = Blueberry, Sunkist Lemon, Cinnamon

·        Mexico is green, white, and red = Watermelon, Coconut, Very Cherry

Enjoy the competition of these Summer Olympic Games that these athletes’ have mentally and physically prepared for.

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