Honor Our Vets

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What does Veterans Day stand for? It’s a celebration to honor America’s veterans who have served in the Armed Forces for their patriotism, love of their country, and their willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Veterans Day is also known as the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month aka Armistice Day. However in 1978, President Gerald R. Ford signed a new law returning this day back to Veterans Day because it carried significant historical and patriotic value to Americans and veterans that deserved to be recognized.

It’s time to stand up and thank those men and women, moms and dads, brothers and sisters who have sacrificed so much. Thank those that have served and continue to serve and protect our country. Show a little appreciation to those you know and make their Veterans Day a memorable one. Put a sweet smile on their faces by giving back. Make up a personalized gift, a candy basket, a care package or more.

Patriotism is a national feeling or love for a country. Show some patriotism through candy; by red, white, and blue candy. Candy Concepts has a wide variety of candy to select from. You can choose candy by color, by holiday, by type and more. It’s easy to find what you are looking for. Take a look at a few of our colored candies you might be able to utilize for candy baskets for your beloved veterans:

Gummy VetsGummy bears come in all shapes, sizes, flavors and colors. So delicious and easy for all ages to eat. The red gummies pictured above are strawberry flavored. You can order 5lbs or 20lbs. We offer other flavors in red like wild cherry and red hot cinnamon flavored as well. Our white gummies pictured above are our white popping pineapple flavored will add a tropical twist. They too come in 5 and 20 lbs. These come in a strawberry-banana flavor too. Check out these blue gummies. They are blue raspberry flavored. Purchase either five or 20 pounds. Ideal for other occasions like baby showers. If you are looking for a different character other than a gummy bear, check out our gummy sharks.

Vets CandyWho doesn’t love chocolate? Gather up these festive red, white, and blue chocolate gems and mix together or leave separate. Layer in jars and seal with a lid. These candy coated chocolates are about the size of a regular M&M. You receive approximately 375 to 400 pieces per pound. These gems are the perfect size to add to the gift tins but don’t limit yourself to just there, use for candy buffets on holidays like July 4th, Memorial Day, or color themed weddings.

Patriotic VetsBe proud of the red, white and blue. Let’s not forget about the patriotic candy. Candy Concepts Gumballs are 1” in size. You will receive approximately 850 gumballs per order. The red colored gumballs are cherry flavored, white is fruit flavored, and blue is blueberry. Add these to candy buffets or place in mason jars with a bow and give as gifts. Solid milk chocolate balls wrapped in stars and stripes foil wrapping. This eye catching candy wrapping offers two mixed varieties: one is red and white stripes and the other is blue with white stars both representing America’s flag colors. Receive five pounds of this yummy chocolate when you order. Starzmania are star shaped pressed candy. Great for using in the keepsake tins, candy buffets on holidays and more. Receive 10 pounds of candy when you order yours. Each piece is about a half inch in size. Approximately 640 pieces per pound.

Candy Concepts has a wide variety of tins that come in different shapes, sizes, styles, and colors. Keepsake tins can be used for storing your candy, tobacco, money and other small personal belongings. Tote your tins in your shirt pocket, purse, glove-box in your car, or in your motorcycle pouch. Check out below some of the beautiful tins we offer that make great gift ideas:

Vet Gift TinsHeart Shaped Tins are 100% steel. These tins come in 4 & 6 ounce sizes. The window top allows you to peek at the treasures stored inside. Add small candy like mints, jelly beans, candy hearts and more. Receive 24 tins with one order. These can also be used for special occasions like Valentines, party favors at weddings and more.

Gold Windowed Tins come in small and large. They too are 100% steel. The 2oz small tin is perfect for mints, M&M’s etc. The large 4oz tin is great for candy too but can also be used for other items such as keepsake trinkets like jewelry. These seamless tins include a slip-on cover with a window. Use them over and over again.

Windowed Square Tins come in four different sizes: 4, 8, 12, & 16 ounces. All edges are rounded and seamlessly formed. These containers are shallow tin plated steel made of 100% steel. Receive 24 tins per one order. Use these tins for a wide variety of uses. Get all four sizes and add a little something different to each tin for that special someone. Use as party favors as well.

PVC Oval Tins are attractive and make unique gift boxes. They come in three different sizes in various quantities. The bottom and tops are steel and sides are clear pvc. Use for gifting, or as a centerpiece for the table at parties and more. 8oz = 288ct, 16oz=144ct, 24oz=96ct.

Veterans have volunteered to be in harm’s way if need be. They have volunteered to protect and to serve our country. Teach our future what this day is all about. Thank those that have served and continue to serve our beloved country!

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Veterans Day

Father’s Day 2016

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Just like mothers, fathers need a day of pampering too. We need to show our men how much we care and appreciate all they do for us. Father’s Day 2016 is quickly approaching and, if you are like me, what do you buy for the man that seems to have everything. How do we find the perfect gift for the men that have raised us, took care of us, and work so hard to provide for our families? Sometimes, you just have to think outside of the box.

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Did you know that Father’s Day is the third most popular holiday, right after Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day, for people to dine out? So now is the time to get those retail displays in tiptop shape. Incorporate some of the ideas below into your showcase to attract both children and dads. Create displays that make wives and kids “want” to buy your products for their dads. Place your merchandise in a spot where it will generate the most interest. Make your display fun, strong, and exciting just like Dad!

As times have changed more and more, shopping online seems to be the preferred way to go. Online businesses have expanded their market offering a wider range of merchandise and services. In our fast paced world, online shopping makes it easier than ever to shop for our loved ones. Select from an online company that still incorporates top-notch customer service. The vast majority of orders are processed and leave within 24 hours. Shopping at Candy Concepts, Inc. allows you a quick way to purchase exactly what you need. Below are just a few items that may help you in your quest for finding the ideal gift for your hardworking and deserving dad.

Every man dreams of having a “Man Cave”, a place that is their very own into which to retreat and relax. Giving dad some fun, yet manly, items to add to his space is a great way to generate a smile. Let’s take a look at some of the items any dad would be thrilled to call their own.

Father's Day 2016 Open Sign 1As we approach the extra room over the garage or in the basement the door is closed. Do we knock or just walk in? If the special man in your life has a sense of humor, get him this awesome LED Open Sign to hang outside. Lightweight and easy to hang, this electric sign allows dad to maintain his privacy in style. This LED sign offers three different light functions from chasing, flashing, or staying completely on. When family and friends come to visit, dad has a fun way to welcome them into his domain.

As we walk in and look around the room, the first thing you notice is this adorable Black Forest Father's Day 2016 Pedestal TablePedestal Table. Dad will be proud to place his remote control, beverage, and bowl of popcorn on this stand next to his favorite chair. This 2 foot tall sculptural delight is cast in quality designer resin and painted in authentic tones. Holding his arms above his, the black bear decor is sure to compliment dad’s special place. Create a stir and give dad this conversation piece for Father’s Day 2016.

Father's Day 2016 Shelving UnitsAnother great gift for dad is a way to display his bowling trophies, sport memorabilia, coaching plaques, and photographs the family. Our Maple Melamine 5 Shelf Unit and Corner Wooden Shelf Unit are a wonderful way to do just that. Each unit boast 5 shelves of showcase space. These contemporary type shelves are lightweight, durable, and add a classy touch to any decor. Use these shelves alone or together for an exhilarating display. Each shelf stands approximately 65 inches tall and are close to 16 inches deep.

Father's Day 2016 Wood Containers

Here are two cute ideas for dad! The first option is a Knotty Pine Candy Box. It’s made from unfinished wood, you can stain it, paint it, write messages, or add hand prints. Then either varnish it or order it with an optional stain color of your choice. Fill this stunning box full of Dad’s favorite candies like Milk Chocolate Golf Balls, Papa Bear Gummies, Lemans Football Mints, or the ever so delicious Take 5 Candy Bar. Option number two is the Wood 6 Pack Carrier w/Opener. Pack up six 12 ounce cold bottles of Dad’s favorite beverage and give it to him in this reusable handy dandy carrier. The carrier is made from stained solid pin with dividers so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bottles. The opener on the side is made from a heavy cast metal. Various stain colors are available when you order. Even if dad doesn’t decide to use this for bottles, he can always use it for organizing remotes, ink pens, and other things. It’s a fun gift that keeps on giving. Don’t forget to personalize both of these gift on the bottom!

Father's Day 2016 Metal Tubs

If your dad likes to entertain or want to have the guys over for poker night, then here’s a good idea for storing various types of beverages and keeping them cold. Our 17 gallon Large Square Metal Tub is a galvanized steel with a spangled metal finish. The sturdy design features a wire reinforced top rim and is water tight for wet storage. We also have a Large Round Metal Tub in the same size if you prefer. Plus, it is very decorative and great for magazines when not in use. Some folks have been known to give pets a bath in these or even use for produce displays at retail locations. This other options is the 6″ Chalkboard Pail comes with a small chalkboard center. Personalize it, use it for special occasions, or as a centerpiece with flowers or fruit. For poker night, fill these containers with chips to go with the them of the large square metal tub. The metal tin bucket comes with a wooden handle which makes it easy to carry and move about.

Men need to have their own wooden chest to store their treasure in. The 24″ Hinged Lid Rustic Crate Father's Day 2016 Hinged Crateand Metal Handles is a very creative way for dad to store his poker chips and other manly games inside. This shipping style crate also includes a metal latch from lid to crate to keep it securely fastened when it’s needed. A metal handle on the lid aids with opening and closing of the hinged lid. If you are looking to add a rustic touch to any occasion, use this wooden chest either opened or closed for your decorating and displaying needs.

A few of these items are a little off the wall to some but do have the potential to be a lot of fun. The biggest gift anyone can give a parent is love and their time. Spend time with Dad this year. Tell the special men in your life how much you love them.

Thank you to all the dads around the world. Your sacrifices, hard work, and dedication to your families are not without notice. Happy Father’s Day to all the single parents who play the part of both parents. You’re amazing!