It's a lovely sunny Monday today, which means the warehouse is a few degrees warmer for me to take my daily dispatch pictures in - yey! Not that the warehouse is usually THAT cold, it just feels cold when we move out of the cosy office.
Selina is covering for Kasia today, as she is on a First Aid course, and she was so keen she had the hampers all boxed and bowed already by the time I got there. I didn't want to disturb her thorough work by unwrapping them and so got a lovely group shot of them ready to go instead.
Here we have a group of Great Taste Award Silver & Red Titanium Hampers, Gourmet Cheese & Wine and quite a few Cheesy Sunshine's in their various combinations (Standard, Duo & Sparkling), a from our Gourmet range. I checked what occasions they were being sent for & saw a New Home one, a 90th Birthday one, 2 for New Babies, a Thanks For Having Me, a few Get Well Soon's, a We're Thrilled For You Congratulations one and on a sadder note a few Sympathy ones.
When customers create their own gift baskets throughout the year, then tend to select a basket to place their items into rather than a hamper. Then at Christmas time it changes to people selecting traditional hampers. So I was excited to see someone who created a birthday HAMPER and boy it was a lovely one. Containing smoked salmon, venison, paté, cheese and chocolates, we think this Dad/Grandad in Bandon, Cork will be a happy bunny. We think he'll particularly like the Bandon Vale cheese, from his very own home town!
Next up is a hamper from our group sharing range, the New London hamper. It contains lots of muffins, cupcakes, chocolates, biscuits and drinks to warm up which are all perfect for an office or group environment as they are easily divided up and shared. This particular one was ordered to a Vet Clinic in London to thank all the staff for their hard work. Our customer said they were very warm, kind and friendly and that she was happy to have met them. We think perhaps she either worked for them or they looked after a pet of hers, either way it is a lovely gesture of thanks.