A couple of months ago, my sister Natalie wrote about her experience with a company called A Wish For You. This company allows you to personalize gifts to loved ones and friends through a 3-step process with a great price point. Sounds awesome, right? I know! I hit that “like” button on their Instagram page immediately and went to their website. I was particularly drawn to the idea of uplift of women by women through these care packages.
I am a natural giver. I get it honestly, so I’m always looking for ways to shower those around me with love and thoughtful gestures. As I was looking at the website, I was impressed with the options and the personalized touch each wish box entails. I realized that something like this would be the perfect gift for my teaching partner this year, Mrs. Carroll. Mrs. Carroll, a 38-year veteran in the field of education, has done it all – she’s been an assistant, a lead teacher, an administrator (principal and executive director of a daycare program) and she has come back to the classroom in the last 3 years because that is what she loves. Having her as my teaching partner this year has already been an enriching experience and I wanted to do something to thank her for being a great partner and mentor so far this school year!
Mrs. Carroll loves lapel pins so I thought that was a natural choice as a gift for her. With creating a Wish Package, the first step is choose the gift. There are approximately 100 different items to choose from but the selection is not overwhelming. The prices range between $10-20, which is not bad for a personalized and handmade items.
Part 2 of the process is selecting a card to go along with your gift. The cards are hand-crafted and are unique in that they are specially designed by Quilling Artisans who are Fair-Trade Certified (Quilling Cards is owned by women). The added bonus is – the specially-crafted card that you choose is included in your Wish Package at no additional cost! That’s a double win to me.
The final part of the process is to personalize the message that you would like to have in the card. This part is on the same page as checkout and you are allotted 115 characters for your message (not a lot of word room but it’s just enough for a sweet little note that can fit the card). The whole process took about 10 minutes from beginning to end, much of that time due to my own indecision though (lol). The process itself was easy and was spelled out wonderfully on the website.
I received the package within a few days of ordering. It arrived in a beautiful pink metallic envelope with a label on the back that read: “Inside is a very special message to you from Ashley Burton.” Inside of the package, the gift and card were beautifully wrapped. The packaging allowed me to simply give the package to Mrs. Carroll and not have to worry about packaging the gift myself, unless I really wanted to do so (I opted to present it to her as it came).
Verdict: SHE LOVED IT! I was able to do something unexpected yet thoughtful to give her a midweek boost. This gift accomplished exactly what I hoped it would. I LOVED IT! It was quick, easy, and I didn’t have to break the bank to do something meaningful and long-lasting.
Looking to do something nice for a woman you know just because? Definitely check out http://www.awishforyou.net!
Special thanks to Vicki and Jodi for the opportunity to do this post! You are awesome!