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An Assortment of Christmas Goodies

posted by Karen Hood
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

An Assortment of Christmas Goodies

     Appreciating the holiday gift basket

Christmas Gift Basket
Christmas is the one time of the year when it’s the norm to go on a shopping spree for gifts for your loved ones. The holiday is all about spreading warmth and joy; and for many folks, gift-giving is one of the best ways of going about it.

That said, unless you’re Donald Trump, it isn’t realistic for you to get everyone on your Christmas list a PlayStation 4. Good thing there’s a less expensive – but no less meaningful – present you can give during the holiday season: a gift basket.

Many people consider gift baskets analogous to flowers, in that they can be used to convey a variety of meanings and emotions to the recipients. These hampers can be used to say thank you to that nice neighbor who helped you move your couch that one time. They can be made into peace offerings for someone you may have wronged, or who may have wronged you. And yes, gift baskets can also simply be used to say “I love you.”

A lot of retailers have seen the potential of these gift baskets as expressive presents. To that end, they have concocted basket sets of their own, with a lot of variety to boot. The M&S lineup of bestselling hampers show that these offerings can range from a simple Italian Duo wine package, to a full-blown Ultimate Christmas Hamper with nearly everything in it. If you are thinking of a personalized basket for someone like your gamer brother, you can check out this suggestion from Adverts.ie.

Of course, it’s not how big the present is, but what the present means for the one receiving it. It isn’t important if the Christmas gift hamper you’re giving contains a dozen boxes of Godiva chocolates or a loofah, soap, and candles. You’ve got to admit, though, there’s just something about gifts being handed in a basket that makes them more heartfelt.

Have you ever wondered what gift to give that special someone in your life? They already have everything they need, and you’ve been racking your brain each holiday and birthday for the last several years to come up with something unique, something that is truly as special as they are–and now you have completely run out of ideas.

A personalized poem by Karen Jean Matsko Hood is the perfect answer. Affordable on any budget, personalized poems can be anything you want: fun and lighthearted, romantic, friendly, or sympathetic; they can be tailored to fit almost occasion including birthdays, engagements or anniversaries, holidays, bereavement, as well as any other important event or milestone. Whereas most personalized items simply add the name of your gift recipient to an already-existing poem, a Personalized Poem by Karen is always a unique creation, written specifically for you and your loved one.

Karen Jean Matsko Hood has been writing poetry for many years, and her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals both national and international. You can read a review of her first volume of poetry, Frost of Spring Green, here. Karen’s experience and expertise in writing well-crafted, poignant poems makes her a natural for personalized poetry. Her deft touch and finely-woven words are guaranteed to touch the heartstrings no matter the subject or event you are looking to commemorate. Give a gift that will be treasured forever–give a Personalized Poem by Karen.

What are personal poems?

Personal poems are professionally written for you alone, to be used as a thoughtful gift for someone you love or admire.

How does the process work?

The poem is written from information you give me about the person for whom you want the gift.
Using an insightful questionnaire, Ms. Hood is able to craft a poem that reflects exactly what you have in mind. Sometimes she may even use your own words in beautiful poetic form.

How will I know that the poem is
exactly what I wanted to say?

You choose the mood of the poem, whether light or sentimental. If Ms. Hood’s first draft does not portray your feelings precisely, it will be rewritten so that it meets your approval.

How is the poem presented?

After Ms. Hood receives your approval, the poem is printed in script on elegant parchment paper and placed in your choice of either a special frame or display
folder.

What is the cost of a personal poem?

The cost depends upon the agreed-on length of the poem and includes frame or display folder, plus one extra copy.

How do I order a personal poem?

You can email Ms. Hood at sales@poemsbykaren.com or fax her at (509) 922-9949.

 

For more information, including pricing, please click here to view and/or print our Personalized Poems Brochure.

Personalized Poems Make a Fabulous Gift

posted by Karen Hood
Sunday, October 30, 2011

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Have you ever wondered what gift to give that special someone in your life? They already have everything they need, and you’ve been racking your brain each holiday and birthday for the last several years to come up with something unique, something that is truly as special as they are–and now you have completely run out of ideas.

A personalized poem by Karen Jean Matsko Hood is the perfect answer. Affordable on any budget, personalized poems can be anything you want: fun and lighthearted, romantic, friendly, or sympathetic; they can be tailored to fit almost any occasion including birthdays, engagements or anniversaries, holidays, bereavement, as well as any other important event or milestone. A Personalized Poem by Karen gives you the opportunity to select extra options that many other personalized poems don’t bother with, such as whether or not you want the poem to rhyme, and whether or not you wish to add artwork or have your poem printed on special paper. Furthermore, most personalized items simply add the name of your gift recipient to an already-existing poem, but a Personalized Poem by Karen is always a unique creation, written specifically for you.

Karen Jean Matsko Hood has been writing poetry for many years, and her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals both national and international. You can read a review of her first volume of poetry, Frost of Spring Green, here. Karen’s experience and expertise in writing well-crafted, poignant poems makes her a natural for personalized poetry. Her deft touch and finely-woven words are guaranteed to touch the heartstrings no matter the subject or event you are looking to commemorate. Give a gift that will be treasured forever–give a Personalized Poem by Karen.