“Wherever you go, go with all your heart” – Make the most of February 14th

We make heart shaped boxes in a variety of sizes
We make heart shaped boxes in a variety of sizes

After Christmas and Easter, the period before Valentines Day is one of our busiest.  Given that we make presentation packaging for chocolate and flowers, you can understand why.

Of course, it’s not only GWD who look forward to Valentines Day for a welcome sales boost.  Following the post-Christmas lull, retailers all over the country look forward to February 14th as an opportunity to boost their sales heading to the end of the financial year.

Make your Christmas product more attractive with prepossessing packaging

Image courtesy of thephotoholid / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy of thephotoholic / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

There’s no escaping it, it’s that time of the year again.  The Coca Cola advert has been aired, and for most this signals yuletide rolling into town for one more year.   Love it or hate it, Christmas is here for the next month or so, so it’s time to get prepared.

Summer shenanigans – packaging for sweet success

SweetsWe’re now well into August, and August brings with it the quintessential British seaside experience that we’ve all come to know and love.  Okay, so the weather so far in August is not quite at the same level as the heatwaves we experienced in July, but with only three weeks left before the kids go back to school, now’s the time to enjoy some sea and sand (and hopefully sun). 

Stylish and effective packaging at the drop of a hat

In the last blog we considered one particular royal connection that GWD are fortunate enough to have, and whilst we’re on the subject of royals, we now turn our attention to Royal Ascot – the glamorous annual event that takes place this week.  Racing enthusiasts will no doubt be licking their lips and looking forward to some exhilarating races; whilst plenty of the aristocracy will no doubt be strutting around in their finery.

Round pegs into round holes – circular packaging

If someone asked you to picture a box, what would it look like?  Would it have straight lines and right angles?  Would it be quadrilateral, and would all the sides be congruent?  If that’s what your understanding of boxes is, unfortunately we’re going to have to break it you – boxes can be much, much more than that.  If you’re looking for something a little bit different and with a few less corners, then a round box could be precisely the thing.

Sending coals to Newcastle – a unique packaging job

In the Western world we’re well into our New Year, and 2013 has brought us cold weather and…well, more cold weather.  However, on Sunday, over in the Far East, Chinese New Year celebrations began.  Also referred to as the ‘Spring Festival’ in China, Chinese New Year is the most important annual Chinese holiday and this year celebrates the year of the snake.  GWD has had a couple of orders related to the celebration of Chinese New Year and given that they are quite off the wall I thought we’d share them with you.