Busy, busy, busy day today. We getting even more prepared for Christmas with each passing day and you can tell it's getting busier and busier as the weeks start counting down. Already, the warehouse packaging area is sporting some new shelves, which us daily dispatchers are grumbling about because it throws shadows into our dispatch pictures and I feel like I'm getting in the way as I wrestle for a good spot to take a photo amongst the baskets.
Thankfully, we dispatchers then to strike the area around twelve noon-ish so we minimise the risk of getting underfoot of the warehouse team by tackling the photography during their lunch time.
This timing is especially helpful when you're photographing hampers. Hampers photography differ from basket photography for me, simply because the way the contents are laid out in them. In baskets, the content is mostly visible and arranged prettily at the top of the open basket. In hampers, everything is tucked away in layers and shred. And taking apart those layers is like a mega jigsaw puzzle of confusion that you cannot hope to put back together again with some expert help from the warehouse team. As such, we had taken to just displaying the top most layer, run around the warehouse and gather things off the shelf instead of unpacking the rest of the layers from the hamper.
And the first hamper contents I picked off the shelf today, was an armful of chocolate products for this Chocolate Celebration Hamper
This chocoholic's dream of a hamper is going to Castlerea, for a lady called Josephine who is going to retire from her workplace soon. Her friends and collegues wants to send her this hamper as a leaving gift. The only thing not chocolate in this hamper is the passion fruit ginger beer, but it's a beautiful complementing drink to the chocolates, especially the Butlers Mixed Berry chocolates and the gorgeous chocolate waffles. Mmmm~
And then, moving along, I fetched the items for the Great Taste Award Silver hamper.
I believe this hamper is being ordered for a sympathy occasion. The gift message was rather vague but it does come across as a little 'our thoughts are with you at this difficult time' kind of message. Whilst popular as a thank you, birthday or congratulations gift, it shows how versatile and balanced our Great Taste Award hampers are to be able to switch to a sympathy occasion so suitably and effortlessly.
And the third hamper, I didn't have the fun of running around for contents-wise. It was a Cheesy Sunshine variant so most of the products are displayed at the top of the container already.
This Cheesy Wine Birthday, as the name suggests, was ordered by a customer as a birthday present for a man in London. Interestingly a Congratulations balloon was to be included instead of a birthday. But in the spirit of a birthday occasion, it is tenchinically a celebration and congratulations is in order - especially when accompanied with a bottle of red!