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  • Create your own Opulence wreath

    Create your very own show-stopping wreath display. Our Opulence collection is the perfect 'maximalist' approach to Christmas... with rich, deep colours, luxurious fabrics and bejewelled statement pieces.

    1. Spray your wreath gold back and front, working the spray into wreath fronds.

    2. Apply light fixing from a point at the top, weaving the longer lengths down to the bottom. Leave any ends of unused lights dangling to work in later.

    3. Fix the pheasant (or key product) using strong wire attached at its legs. Force the feet to stand on the rear main part of the wreath.

    4. Apply twig brand decorations to entire wreath, allowing them to naturally fall at the bottom of the wreath into a point.

    5. Add the next largest item, dragonflies, on key points on the wreath but avoid placing them in a symmetrical fashion. Use florist wire to attach.

    6. Add remaining chosen products, work around the key products using existing strings attached to the product to tie to the wreath fronds or use florist wire. Don’t allow the smaller products to distract from the main items. This is an opulent theme so you can really have fun adding to the wreath making it look full and indulgent.

    7. Hang up your wreath and enjoy!

    GET PREPARED FOR CHRISTMAS- VISIT OUR SHOWROOM:

    With Christmas approaching, the Showroom is the perfect place to start if you are looking to get inspired. You'll find our ENTIRE Christmas range under one roof, with plenty of merchandising and display inspiration throughout. Our Angels are on hand to offer practical tips and advice to help you get the most out of the festive season!
    Contact your Rep to book a visit directly, visit the Showroom page or call our helpful team of Angels on +44(0)121 351 7457.

    We hope to see you soon.

  • CREATE YOUR OWN FAIRYTALE DISPLAY WREATH

    Fairytale is a collection you can have a lot of fun with. Stick to the pastel palette, but anything else goes… even a ballerina frog! The same display design principles for the wreath can be applied to year-round displays featuring your Fairytale products. The only limit is your imagination.

    1. Start by spraying the wreath with a mix of white and pale pink- allow some natural green to remain as this contrast with the pink product really makes them pop. Apply the string lights at the top of the wreath and work through ensuring the longer lengths go down to the bottom. Leave any ends of unused lights dangling as these can be woven in later.

    2. Use strong wire to fix the frogs (or your key product) to the wreath, passing the wire out of sight through the back. Fix by twisting the wire around the main body of the wreath or choose a thick branch. Cut the base of the frog’s feet so you can able to create different poses, as if they are dancing.

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    3. Apply pink bristle trees by pulling off the stand and untwisting the base wire. This can be used to fix them to the wreath. Mingle your smaller chosen products around the wreath but don’t let them overpower the frogs. Be sure to cut the hanging cord off any products to keep it neat. Create a ‘V’ shape when choosing the product positions and cluster at the bottom in an upside-down teardrop shape. This gives the wreath a full, attention grabbing look.

    Hang up your wreath and enjoy!

    GET PREPARED FOR CHRISTMAS- VISIT OUR SHOWROOM:

    With Christmas approaching, the Showroom is the perfect place to start if you are looking to get inspired. You'll find our ENTIRE Christmas range under one roof, with plenty of merchandising and display inspiration throughout. Our Angels are on hand to offer practical tips and advice to help you get the most out of the festive season!
    Contact your Rep to book a visit directly, visit the Showroom page or call our helpful team of Angels on +44(0)121 351 7457.

    We hope to see you soon.

  • Business Closure Monday 19th September

    On September 19th, the Heaven Sends Angels will join the rest of the world in paying our respects to Queen Elizabeth II. Our office, warehouse and showroom will be closed on this day.

    If you have any deliveries or appointments booked with us, we will be in touch as soon as possible to re-schedule as needed.

    If you have queries please get in touch: sales@heavensends.com or call +44 (0)121 351 7457

  • Create your own Alpine Display Wreath

    Do you want your Christmas displays to WOW? Here's how... taking inspiration from our Alpine collection.

    The key to achieving the Alpine look is to keep colours fresh and natural. The collection features muted tones, chalky natural woods and gorgeous contemporary foliage. Its the perfect fresh and natural look for Christmas.

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    Here's the recipe from the experts, so you can create your own:

    1. Start by lightly spraying the wreath with matt white spray, front and back. Work the spray into the wreath’s branches but don’t completely cover… allow some of the natural green tones to show through to give a frosted effect.

    2. Adding lights is the perfect way to create more visual interest… and to catch customer’s attention on the dark winter days as they pass by your window. Apply your light’s fixing point to the top using florist wire, working the lights through ensuring the longer lengths reach down to the bottom. Leave any unused lights dangling as they can be woven in later.

    3. Choose a couple of key products for your focal point (such as the gonks). Position the gonks so they sit together and attach by making two holes in the gonk base and using strong wire to anchor to the wreath.

    4. Add the glitter star garlands, starting at the top and working through allowing the remaining garland to dangle to a point at the bottom.

    5. Add remaining smaller product concentrating on spacing around the gonks to frame them. Use the existing strings attached to the product to tie to the wreath branches or use florist wire. Disperse a few products around the sides and top but know when to stop! Less is more, the focus is on the central products.

    6. Weave through any remaining lights that are left dangling.

    Hang up your wreath and enjoy!

    GET PREPARED FOR CHRISTMAS- VISIT OUR SHOWROOM:

    With Christmas approaching, the Showroom is the perfect place to start if you are looking to get inspired. You'll find our ENTIRE Christmas range under one roof, with plenty of merchandising and display inspiration throughout. Our Angels are on hand to offer practical tips and advice to help you get the most out of the festive season!
    Contact your Rep to book a visit directly, visit the Showroom page or call our helpful team of Angels on +44(0)121 351 7457.

    We hope to see you soon.

  • DC Boutique beat the heat at our Showroom

    We recently welcomed Debbie & Claire to the showroom from DC Boutique, Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire.

    They were able to escape the heat to do their Christmas buying at our showroom:

    “I can’t believe we could be made to feel ‘Christmassy’ on a hot summer’s day! The whole buying experience was lovely in a relaxed, air-conditioned atmosphere.”

    “We were totally wowed by the stunning displays and the hospitality extended to us by our ‘Angel’ Jeff was first class. We can’t wait to come back in 2023!”

    Thank you again to Debbie & Claire for paying us a visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

    GET PREPARED FOR CHRISTMAS- BOOK YOUR VISIT NOW!

    With Christmas approaching, the Showroom is the perfect place to start if you are looking to get inspired. You'll find our ENTIRE Christmas range under one roof, with plenty of merchandising and display inspiration throughout. Our Angels are on hand to offer practical tips and advice to help you get the most out of the festive season!
    Contact your Rep to book a visit directly, visit the Showroom page or call our helpful team of Angels on +44(0)121 351 7457.

    We hope to see you soon.

  • New Lookbook is here!

    Our fabulous NEW Christmas lookbook has launched, full to the brim with exciting festive products and inspiring display examples to get you amped up for the season ahead!

    You need to be logged in to your account to access the lookbook. Once logged in click on the lookbook homepage banner, which will also give you the password needed to view the lookbook. If you can't remember your login information, or would prefer to have the lookbook link sent to your email address, please contact sales@heavensends.com or your rep.

    Don't have an account? Set up an account with us here

  • Charity Auction

    Help us raise awareness, generate much needed funds and support the DEC’s Ukraine Appeal by taking part in our fantastic once in a lifetime auction.

    For the first (and only) time ever we are letting go of our beloved showcase display pieces in order to auction these off for charity.

    We have a wide range of items available, they really are some of our favourites but we’re incredibly proud to be auctioning them off for such a wonderful cause and we couldn’t be happier to be running this event.

    View all of the fabulous items available by downloading our list here

    If you would like to bid on any of these pieces you can either:
    1. Fill out the bidding forms provided at our Showroom during your next visit. You can book your visit here
    2. Email sales@heavensends.com with your bid and which item you’re bidding on
    3. Email or call your Angel to place your bid and which item you’re bidding on
    4. Use the contact form on our website to place your bid and which item you’re bidding on

    Just let us know who you are and where you come from (including your Heaven Sends account number); which item (plus the product code) you’re bidding on and what your bid is… it’s as simple as that.

    Bidding ends on 31st July 2022 with the winners announced shortly after – Help us make a difference and raise much needed funds to support the DEC’s Ukraine appeal. You can read more about their work here. Thank you so much for your bids and good luck!

    Love from, The Angels x

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  • Create your own Traditional wreath display!

    We know that everyone loves the perfect Christmas wreath dressed and ready for the festive season. We’d love to share with you our secret failsafe 'wreath recipe' for creating your very own show-stopping Traditional Christmas wreath display, using beautiful pieces from our very own collections.

    Whether using our large wreath, a Christmas tree, or simply in-store shelving, these items work wonderfully together when creating your own Christmas wow-factor display!

    Get your creative hat on + be inspired by the image of our Traditional Wreath at the bottom, and read on for our tempting Traditional display recipe! 

    Ingredients:

  • 1 Wreath code PEC004.
  • 2 Light strings such as code DXX088C and DXX030B.
  • 1 festive centerpiece such as the Ho Ho Ho Christmas Train item code FAZ026. Our fun trapeze Gonk XAD320 or a couple of our regal Nutcrackers PEA232D would also work well, depending on the look you want.
  • 1 or 2 cheeky Christmas signs, we would suggest using a selection of NHH652, NHH648NHH653 or HO694.
  • A selection of festive felt friends such as items CODD420 or WLC336.
  • A sprinkling of small tinkling bells like ZFF120, RRR023C or ZFF118.
  • A selection of some larger bells to complement them, we love DJS016, MOF015 + FFZ112.
  • Plus you can pop in a little bit of anything else you fancy, from our fabulous Traditional collection!

 

Method:

  • Take your large wreath in its natural green state.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Apply the robins or other festive friends using wire around their legs and onto thicker branches, cluster them all together below the train or statement item, + place a couple in & around your statement piece. Use a glue gun, regular UHU glue or even florists wire to fix them into place.
  • Hang the larger bells around and below the robins/festive friends, fix them to the wreath using the strings attached.
  • Place the festive signs in a train carriage, or attached to your statement piece and then also within the wreath itself – remember, don’t use too many signs as it will distract from the train/statement item.
  • Fill the whole of the wreath with the smaller festive bells using the strings attached.
  • Add any other festive frivolity from Traditional to really make it your own.
  • Hang up your wreath and enjoy all your hard work, you've earned a cuppa!
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    Serving Suggestion:

    Serve with a glass of Christmas cheer and a lot of festive spirit!

    You can shop our full Traditional range here, bring your show-stopping wreath dreams to life the Heaven Sends way.

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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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