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Make your congratulations a personal one

With graduation and exam results season firmly upon us it's always difficult to think of a unique congratulations gift for loved ones and friends. But fear not, at Create Gift Love we have a range of high quality, personalised items such as our Pewter Hipflasks and Cufflinks as well our Personalised Keyrings for all occasions. It's somewhat tradition to buy gifts to congratulate family and friends here in the UK but have you ever wondered how other nationalities celebrate certain life events other than giving gifts? From the obscure to the down right genius, here's something to make you smile: Argentina: When graduating from high school you'd think it would all be fun and games but no such luck. Once you...

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Leap Year Loving

  So 2016 is officially a leap year! Once every four years we have an extra day in February and on the 29th of the month, by tradition, women can propose to men. According to Irish legend, St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick in order to balance the traditional roles of men and women. This in turn meant that women could ask men for their hand in marriage, similarly to how a leap year balances the calendar. Of course, this is just folk law but it's very much still considered a day of love and there are many women embracing the legend. With this in mind we decided to launch the #woodyou campaign, you can read more about it here. We wanted...

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Mother's Day Bumper Prize Draw

*THIS PRIZE DRAW IS NOW CLOSED* Roll up, roll up! It's Prize Draw time and here's something really special for all mums out there. As Mother's Day is just round the corner on Sunday 6th March, we are giving away one of our stunning tea-inspired hampers full of carefully selected items and personalised wooden gifts. For product details and information about the hamper click here. What's more, it's absolutely FREE to enter! All you need to do to enter is comment upon this blog post below telling us why your mum is so special. The winner will be selected at random on Wednesday 2nd March, 2016. Entries must be received by 23.59GMT on Tuesday 1st March, 2016.  Good luck!  Create...

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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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Giving something back, our charity partnerships!

At Create Gift Love we have nominated the local Dorset charity Mosaic to be our charity of the year. When deciding who to support we wanted to contribute towards an organisation that was lesser known and one where we could help to raise their profile. Mosaic helps to support bereaved children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or loved one through suicide, murder, terminal illness and sudden or traumatic death. Prior to the formation of Mosaic, support for child bereavement services in Dorset was extremely limited. Whilst local hospice care recognises the need for family support pre-death, these services do not usually extend to post death for reasons other than terminal illness. Founded in June 2007, Mosaic was created by Margaret Hannibal...

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Capturing the essence of love

Our success as entrepreneurs

We have some super exciting news to share with you! We've recently been confirmed to feature as 'Pioneers of the week' on Virgin Media's Pioneers website in the next coming weeks, so watch this space. The website is a celebration of success stories as well as a platform for advice and tips for small start up businesses. In light of this, we thought we would share some of our business insight and why we are proud of our little company and what we've achieved. You can read more about our back story here. We at Create Gift Love (formerly Made Lovingly Made) are a small but very efficient company built around hard work and determination. Starting from nothing with no...

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