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A day in the life of a real prize draw winner's wedding

We recently ran our biggest ever Prize Draw worth £600 for a chance to win a complete personalised Wedding Styling Package for one lucky bride. Here we catch up with Kirsty Macpherson, our winner picked at random, to find out more about her special day and how she went about winning this awesome prize. When and where was your wedding?  Our wedding was Monday 25th July 2016 at The Vu, Bathgate.  Tell us about your venue and why you decided upon that location? The Vu is a beautiful venue which is specifically hired for weddings. We got married in the Waterlily Room which has a beautiful, modern aesthetic with full length glass panel windows looking out over the water.  After...

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Manufacturing process at Create Gift Love

It's all about the leather

  At Create Gift Love we believe in responsible sourcing of leather skins for all of our personalised leather gifts. The cowhide we use is a by-product of the meat, dairy and wool industries and is sourced from a UK tannery. Throughout all product development and manufacturing activities, the tannery assesses environmental considerations alongside our requirements for colour, aesthetics and performance, with the objective of both satisfying us and minimising environmental impact.  As well as the manufacturing facility here in the UK, the tannery has an equally environmentally aware sister company in Ethiopia. They support local schools by building new classrooms, supplying books and helping to increase the age range attending. They also help to maintain the running of a doctor’s surgery and...

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Prize Draw Christmas Bumper Special

*THIS PRIZE DRAW IS NOW CLOSED* Roll up, roll up! It's Prize Draw time and what a bumper prize we have on offer for you. As it's nearly Christmas we are giving away £100 of beautiful, personalised items to one lucky winner. This includes a Personalised Wooden Gift Photo Block, Personalised Wood Letter Coaster Set, Personalised Wooden Name Flag and a Personalised Never Forget Keyring. Wow!  What's more, all you need to do to enter is comment upon this blog post below telling us what your favourite thing is about the festive season and that's it!  The winner will be selected at random on Wednesday 23rd December, 2015. Entries must be received by 23.59GMT on Tuesday 22nd December, 2015.  For further details...

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Meet the Team : Lewis, Apprentice

Here at Create Gift Love each of our team members plays an important part in ensuring the success of the business. Our 'Meet the Team' feature will give a more in-depth overview of what we do, how we work together and what it feels like to be one big happy family! First up is Lewis, our workshop apprentice:  How long have you worked at Create Gift Love? 11 months What’s your background and how did you end up working with wood?! I applied for an apprenticeship and luckily I got matched to Create Gift Love! I always liked hands on subjects at school such as design and technology so when the placement came up to work with wood I knew...

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#3things Campaign

We've all been there, setting the alarm on a Sunday evening filled with dread and feeling sombre that the much loved weekend is over. Nearly 50% of the UK population are late for work every Monday morning and the average time at which people crack their first smile is at 11.16am.........but it doesn't have to be this way! Here at Create Gift Love we honestly like coming to work, we're not trying to be smug but when you love what you do and believe in yourself, work doesn't really feel like work. OK, maybe that's a little too cliché for some so we've decided to start a campaign called #3things. We are going to start each week by outlining three...

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What does personalisation mean to you?

At Create Gift Love we know that everyone is different and that's what we love about the world! That's why personalisation is so unique as it's a great form of expression and we see thousands of variations to our products on a weekly basis. From beautiful sentiments to funny anecdotes and everything in between, not one of our products is the same and that goes for the wood grain too! It makes for an exciting environment to work in and we are forever amazed at the choices of photos, messages and even names that our customers personalise their gifts with. As Emily explains: 'Knowing someone has put thought into a gift means so much more than how much they've spent. You...

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