NEC Festive Gift Fair  16-19 November 2017

The Festive Gift Fair was our first ever four day show and our first experience of the massive crowds who attend this event every year. With live music, gift ideas for all tastes and pockets and entertainment at every turn, the Festive Gift Fair was an experience and a half.

We received some amazing feedback about our candles, the stand and our packaging. We were also showcasing a selection of candlesticks by Pedal to the Metal, Ross is a young, innovative and talented blacksmith and our customers just loved his excellent, hand-forged work, especially his traditional spiral candlesticks (which we now call the Wee Willie Winkie candlesticks! (sorry Ross but the name is catching on).

We wanted to pass on a few Thank You’s…

– to all the people who visited our stand and talked to us about candles (and hares)

– to everyone who purchased our candles, we hope you enjoy them (it didn’t sound as if many candles were actually going to be passed on as gifts. We saythats OK as it’s always good to treat yourself when you are supposed to be buying presents for others!)

– to Nicky, Sharla and the lovely Viv from Orchard Events for all their help and assistance with the show

– to our fellow exhibitors, especially fellow candlemaker Warren and his lovely wife at Candlebury, Naeem and his team from The Oud Shop and Vicky & Fran from Crafty Little Prints.

Also thank you to our stand neighbours; Gill at Diamondsareforever, the team at The Sunflower Shop (thanks for the turbans) and of course, the legend that is Norbert from Carneol Glass who we thank wholeheartedly for keeping us thoroughly entertained for four days.

It was great to meet you all and we welcome all the great event recommendations and all the help you gave to a couple of Festive Fair rookies.

We are already planning for the next show…

We will be at the inaugural Frost Fair at Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire this weekend, the show opens on Friday 24th and runs through til Sunday 26th, opening times are 10am til 5pm daily.