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  • Traditional Wreath Recipe

    Get your creative hat on & be inspired by these beautiful items. Whether using our large wreath, a Christmas tree, or simply in-store shelving, these items work wonderfully together when creating your own Traditional display!

    How to create the Traditional Wreath – The Basics

    1. Use this wreath in its natural green state.
    2. Apply lights fixing point to top, work lights into wreath ensuring the longer lengths are used to work down to the bottom - leave any ends of unused lights dangling as these can be worked in later. Two sets of lights were used on this particular wreath because the train shadowed the bottom, so another set was started at the bottom and worked upwards (this is optional).  Feed some of the lights into the steam engine window.
    3. Fix the train across the centre of the wreath, do this using cable ties through the track and around the main body of the wreath, ensure the train is fully secure.
    4. Apply the robins using wire around their legs and onto thicker branches, cluster the robins all together below the train place a couple in a train carriage. – use glue gun or regular UHU glue to fix robins into place
    5. Hang all the large bells around and below the robins, remove the red baubles from the garland supplied and hang individually. Place the signs in a carriage and within the wreath – don’t use too many signs as it will distract from the train.
    6. Fill the whole of the wreath with the small red and white bells using the strings attached
    7. Hang up your wreath and enjoy

    Shop our full Traditional range here.

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  • Jeff's Favourite Wreath (as voted by you!)

    Last up in our series of ‘Angel’ introductions, we have our wonderful Angel Jeff...

    Whilst Jeff hates being called an Angel, he is always up for some coffee, cake & a catch up with his lovely East Anglia customers, at our showrooms or out on the road. Jeff has enormous passion and excellent understanding of the gift industry - so make sure you use and abuse him for his industry knowledge! Jeff is a big music & football fan, so he always has plenty to chat about! Just don’t ask him about when he had to wear pink wellies...

    Jeff couldn’t decide which was his favourite Christmas theme this year. He was torn between Glitz & Glamour and Alpine, so we decided to put it to the public vote on social media recently and we had over 50 votes with Glitz and Glamour being the overall winner! Did you cast your vote?...

    This is what Jeff had to say about one of his favourite collections for 2022 - Glitz and Glamour, all presented on our huge display wreaths and he said:

    “Everyone loves a bit of Glitz & Glamour at Christmas! If you are planning to feature silver and/or gold in your retail displays, we’re sure to have lines for you. To give your displays the “glam” factor, mix opulent gold details with hints of silver and go heavy on the sparkle! We’ve got an abundance of glimmering tree toppers, T-Light holders, and our polyresin mice in silver and gold (YIN011A), have been “best-sellers” for us for many years!”

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  • Marina's Favourite Wreath

    If you’re not lucky enough to know our wonderful team of Angels, we would love to introduce you to our Angel Marina. Marina has worked managing design studios within the giftware industry for 12 years, and so has a fantastic eye for style & trends. Marina also has many, many years of experience as a sales manager in this industry, so she really knows how to understand her customers & help their business thrive. When she’s not catching up with her customers in the south east of England, Marina loves spending her weekends perusing art galleries & antique fairs.

    We asked Marina to pick her favourite collection for 2022, all presented on our huge display wreaths and she said:

    Opulence is my favourite as it’s quirky & fantastic for consumer home decor. It helps to give retailers fantastic ideas for displays, and really create unique displays which customers just love. Opulence is one of the most versatile ranges which retailers can pick display items from for Autumnal, and even Spring/Summer looks. The large birds suit characterful businesses for all-year-round displays, I even take this look home and have a bird festooned wooden garland draped around an archway in my own dining room - I love it!

    Some of my favourites are: The below deer head JA075, It’s a stunning piece for an Autumnal window and particularly suits our country customers and can be a fab centrepiece all year round.

    Our gorgeous resin pheasant decoration with feather tail KCC921, is also a favourite with countryside lovers.

    The new colourway of tealight holders such as SFZ862A/B is a sophisticated look of gold foil reindeer designs on matt pale blue glass. The black glass is so stylish, and these have been so popular with our customers

    Our ever-popular mix of jolly clip-on birds BRD029 below, in muted autumnal colours, are so fun & can be added anywhere! And our large fabric patchwork gourds JA090 and ever-popular toadstools such as JA125B & JA094 are also perfect for Autumnal window displays.

    Our large jewelled fabric butterflies below like JA098 and clip-on dragonfly JA119 are so versatile & can be used alongside jewellery, scarves and accessory areas in gift shops as decoration. And EEW018 are a mix of 3 adorable toadstools with velvet tops, they’re ideal placed around children’s areas in stores and they always sell well for my customers.

    And finally, I just love our stunning sequinned fabric hearts DAT031C & DAT031E and pretty velvet red leaf garland SNS222. Our glittered velvet pink & red flower pieces CODD737 also work so well altogether to create a luxurious & romantic look.

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  • Andrew's Favourite Wreath

    If you’re not lucky enough to know our wonderful team of Angels, we would love to introduce you to our Angel Andrew... Andrew has more years in the card & gift Industry than he would like to admit to! He’s passionate about building strong relationships with each of his customers & looking after their business as if it was his own. When Andrew’s not travelling around the North of England visiting his customers, he loves cooking food and enjoying some good wine with it. He also spends his Saturdays umpiring Hockey matches, he has played Hockey for 30+ years!

    We asked Andrew to pick his favourite collection for this year, all presented on our huge gorgeous display wreaths and this is what he said...

    My favourite has got to be Winter Wonderland. This year’s wreath for Winter Wonderland is simple and beautifully decorated with sophisticated whites & silvers, which is carried throughout this stunning collection. A minimalistic theme which still has a bold and timeless style, makes it a winner for years to come.

    Some of my favourites are our playful Penguin & Polar Bear standing figurines, such as BAZ009 & BAZ026, they make fabulous statement pieces in window displays that really help create that magical eye-catching Wonderland scene. For smaller items that also work well alongside the larger pieces, BAZ034 & BAZ008C tie in with these perfectly.

    Some of my other favourite items are our light-up decorations; they really emulate the magic of Christmas & we have quite a unique selection. Available as trees, baubles, lanterns & even Gonks - we have a real variety of light-up pieces to choose from with my personal favourites being: BOC166, BBQ722, BBQ597 & DXX081B.

    We can even provide you with plenty of low-cost trade price batteries to keep you going throughout the season! (BAT006/BAT003/BAT001).

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  • Angela's Favourite Wreath!

    If you’re not lucky enough to know our wonderful team of Angels, we would love
    to introduce you to our Angel Angela... You possibly know Angela from being one of our office
    Angels, but she has now been flourishing even more as an on the road Angel for the past few years. Angela has over 20 years experience in customer service & sales, and loves working closely with our lovely customers & making their lives easier & happier! When she’s not working she loves spending time in the sunshine with her family, friends & new puppy Milo!

    We asked Angela to pick her favourite collection for this year, all presented on our huge gorgeous display wreaths and this is what she said...

    "The Autumnal Halloween wreath is my favourite…. because we’re not just for Christmas!! Over the last few years, we have extended our Halloween range to incorporate a very on trend Autumn collection. This has proven to be very popular with many customers now doing huge Autumn displays using Wreaths, Garlands, Pumpkins, Toadstools etc. Then once Halloween is upon us, they then add more traditional Halloween pieces including our Seasonal Gonks, Metal & Ceramic Pumpkins alongside our fun & spooky signage. This spreads the cost and availability over a longer period."

    She then went on to tell us about her absolute favourite products from the Halloween range...

    "I love all of the velvet pumpkins! They look beautiful in a porch or covered doorway or in a fireplace. We have a nice range/mix of colours such as KAA020C, KAA020BG or KAA053. HOM027 is a fun spider bowl perfect for holding Halloween treats. And KAA023 is an
    adorable bag of pumpkins that look beautiful displayed in a bowl if you are having a Halloween get together, these can also be split and sold separately.

    FMA023 is a lovely set of 3 Metal Pumpkins... I mean why would you want to spend time
    carving a pumpkin, when these can be put out every year! KAA049A is ideal to display above a fireplace or around a front door with pumpkins. Also looks fab alongside KAA050! Seasonal gonks SUZ566, are really on trend, so you really can’t go wrong with them! And TM045 is a great pocket money pick up item, that can be used year on year.

    Our trick or treat bags - items HO731A, HO731B and HO731C are perfect for carrying around those spooky sweets & gifts. Trick or Treat garland XHP111 is perfect to hang in windows. And our witchy chalkboard HLD489 is fun to display in the garden with some spooky messages!"

  • Helen's Favourite Wreath!

    If you’re not lucky enough to know our wonderful team of Angels, we would love to introduce you to our Angel Helen. When Helen is not running about looking after her grandchildren and baking amazing cakes, she can be found visiting our lovely customers in beautiful areas like Cheshire and Wales. Helen is full of commercial inspiration after years of experience in this industry.

    We asked Helen to pick her favourite Christmas theme for this year, all displayed on our huge gorgeous display wreaths and this is what she said...

    "I love Traditional...Christmas is everyone’s favourite time of the year and I especially like the start of December when the countdown really begins! In our Traditional collection we have a large selection of countdown Calendars, which are a great way to kick off the start of December. They are a favourite with all children and one of our bestsellers, with over 17 fabulous designs to choose from, along with an excellent range of price points.

    Traditional always gets Christmas off to a good start with some amazing statement pieces. Our beautiful range of traditional bells in a variety of colours make a fantastic display in any business, with prices from just 69p to £30+ plus. The smaller selection of bells are so perfect for any wreath making Station or additions to bespoke product, they're also available in every colour and size!

    Our selection of proud standing soldiers are perfect for any entrance, along with our lovely post boxes. They create the perfect scene and make any customer wanting to see more.

    One of my favourite parts of our Traditional range are the smaller wooden gifts and characters, where we combine wool with rustic woods making them tactile and so soft and quire irresistible They are kept at a very keen trade price points and brighten up any shelf in a home at Christmas… my personal favourite is YIN003, and the little garden acorn characters WLC313 – really they're not to be missed!

    Christmas is about tradition and I think this collection is a must for any stockist. Our ranges cover every customer whether young or adult, there’s something for everyone, so don't miss out this year & place your pre orders now to secure your Christmas selection"

  • Bill & Berts Gift Shop visited our Showroom!

     

    We love welcoming customers to our showroom where we can showcase our full Christmas range and have an extensive collection of Halloween and Everyday ranges for you to browse, in a safe & relaxed environment, along with refreshments & delicious lunch on us.

    Recently, after attending Spring Fayre, Bill Nettlefield and Sarah Charlton from Bill & Bert's Gift Shop travelled the 20 minutes from the NEC over to us and here’s what they had to say about their visit:

    "As usual our annual trip to the Spring Fair went well; but the icing on the cake for us was a visit to the Heaven Sends showroom nearby, to look at their Christmas and Halloween ranges.

    In 2021 our Halloween sales were very strong but our expectations for 2022 have rocketed with the extended range on offer from Heaven Sends.

    The Christmas range as always simply blows you away with the amazing range on offer!”

    Just a reminder that we will not be exhibiting at any trade shows in 2022 however our Showroom is fully open for a personal experience along with expert advice from your angel rep. We can’t wait to welcome you for a visit.

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  • A big welcome home to our Spooktacular Halloween range!

    We know it sounds scary, but it’s already time to start thinking about stocking those Halloween displays with a range of ghoulish gifts and devilish decorations and what better place to start than Heaven Sends. This year we have even more on offer covering a range of traditional spooky pieces to a more contemporary style that can be enjoyed throughout the Autumn season - featuring gorgeous leafy garlands & a harvest of pretty velvet pumpkins in vibrant hues. There really is something for every customer in our extensive range of Halloween stock.

    In 2022 we are excited that it will be a Halloween of two halves at Heaven Sends! The classic creepy style full of ghoulish faces & haunted signs in a traditional spooky style, packed with scary elements in darker colours. Then a more contemporary style that can be enjoyed throughout Autumn - featuring gorgeous leafy garlands & a harvest of pretty velvet pumpkins in a colourful, fun autumnal celebration full of bright, rich tones.

    Our vast Halloween 2022 collection is available NOW to preview & pre-order. You can even recreate our stunning Halloween Wreaths, with all featured display items & accompanying giant wreaths available to pre-order immediately. You can find our Halloween Wreaths beautifully showcased alongside our bestselling Christmas and everyday home & gift ranges at our spectacular Showroom, based near Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. Spanning over two floors, the Heaven Sends Showroom is an expansive, fully stocked experience that provides a safe & relaxed atmosphere to browse, discuss options and place orders with a delicious lunch & refreshments and we can't wait to welcome you in.

    As the nights drawn in, this range will be a big hit with your customers who love to bring the feeling of the much-loved pumpkin season into their home. Take a peek at a small selection online now... if you dare!

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  • Trade Shows 2022

    Just a reminder that we will not be exhibiting at Spring Fair or any other trade shows in 2022. This has not been an easy decision for us to make, having exhibited at these shows for many years. However, the continuing effects of Covid have resulted in many challenges and after taking on board our customer feedback, have decided that we should maximise our showroom facility in 2022 which has proved so successful in the past.

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    As many of our customers discovered when visiting us, our full Christmas range is more than four times the size of what we are able to exhibit at the trade shows. We also have an extensive collection of Halloween and Everyday ranges for you to browse, in a safe & relaxed environment, along with refreshments & delicious lunch on us. Additionally, your Rep can be available to provide you with expert advice during your visit.

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    Book in today to secure your visit, places are limited & filling up fast! Come and preview & pre-order our NEW 2022 Christmas & Everyday collections. We have also been working hard behind the scenes to bring your our fabulous, newly revamped showrooms for 2022! We also have an extensive collection of Halloween and Everyday ranges for you to browse, in a safe & relaxed environment, along with refreshments & delicious lunch on us. Additionally, your Rep can be available to provide you with expert advice during your visit.

    We're only 20 minutes from the NEC, so why not pop in to see us whilst visiting Spring Fair?

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  • We won't be at Harrogate, but would love to see you at the Showroom

    We won't be at Harrogate Home & Gift next week, but instead, we'd like to invite you to visit our fabulous showroom!

    Its the perfect opportunity to visit, we're conveniently located in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands... & there's still time to pre-order Christmas & Halloween.

    If you're curious you can now take a tour online tour of the showroom, just make sure you're logged in. ⭐ Book your appointment the same page ⭐

    Our showroom is open under strict covid safety measures, full details can be found here.

    Come and be inspired, we hope to see you soon.

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