Send Brownies as a Random Act of Kindness

People are busy with Valentine's Day, but did you know that February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day? This is a holiday everyone can get behind. It can be simple random acts like smiling at strangers or holding the door open for others. Other ideas include paying the tab for the person behind you in line, or volunteering your time at a food kitchen. Personally, I think it is a great day to thank those around you or to get back in touch with an old aquaitenance. So what better way to do this but with a gourmet food gift. Surprise someone with a cookie delivery, or send brownies!

Here at Fairytale Brownies we have a variety of different gourmet gifts. I recommend one of our Thank You Gifts or Thinking About You Gifts. A small gesture can go a long way, and people will really apprecite and enjoy it. So remember to incorporate random acts of kindess into your week, and even make it a year round habit. A little kindness can go a long way!  Image credit.

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New Photo Brownie Gifts Add a Personal Touch!

If you've received our new Valentine's Day catalog or visited Fairytale Brownies on the web recently, you may have noticed our new Photo Gifts. We started with Photo Tins last fall, and got such great feedback from customers who sent them that we decided to expand the photo option to more brownie gifts this spring. Photo gifts are great for anniversary gifts, birthday gifts, Valentine gifts and anytime you want to send a truly personalized gift of mail order brownies. Ordering a photo gift is super simple. All you have to do is choose a gift, upload a special photo, and your personal brownie or cookie delivery will be on its way!

I love these gifts, and plan to send many boxes and tins of gourmet brownies adorned with pictures to friends and family all over the country. You can even see me and my daughter on this Photo Tin Morsel 24 on our website!

Photo Tin Morsel 24

 

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We're Shipping Brownie Gifts UPS For Christmas!

 

Brownies delivered with UPSBrett Crosby, Senior Account Sales Manager for UPS

It seems just like last week I blogged about the two month countdown until Christmas, and look at me now! One week and counting . . .  all hand's are on deck!  We have team members working around the clock shipping brownie gifts with the help of United Parcel Service! Our account manager for UPS, Brett Crosby jumps right in to scan packages for one of our busiest shipping days of the year! Brett treated us to donuts to keep us motivated and our blood sugar levels high! Don't fret, there's still time to order for Christmas delivery! Check us out at www.brownies.com for popular brownie gifts on sale . . . we have delicious gourmet gifts for any budget!

We thank you for your continued business and wish you all a happy & healthy 2013!

~ From All of Us at Fairytale Brownies

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Fairytale fan writes of fudge brownie love!



This week's customer story is a poem written by Jenny Schrimshaw of Las Vegas, Nevada.

A knock at my door;
delivery in a box.
Just what could it be?
I ordered nothing,
my birthday is not this month,
but I take it in.
"Fairytale Brownie" -
It's BROWNIES! Eee! Just for me!
Brownies!! Mine mine mine!
Complete surprise. Wow!
I wonder who sent these here?
An amazing gift!
No name on the card,
no hint in my email box.
Oh well, brownie time!
One, two, three, four... EIGHT!
Peanut Butter! Toffee Crunch!
Om-nom-nom-nom-nom!
Why do you look sad?
I can't hear you over here.
Too busy tasting.
No crumb left behind,
delicious goodness savored,
tasted every one.
Two pair of sad eyes;
I can feel them watching me.
Trembling little chins.
Alright, alright, here -
I saved you kids half of each.
I know. You're welcome.

Jenny - Thank goodness you had some self control and shared your brownie gift with your children! Many people would have eaten all of the fudge brownies and then had to order more or suffer...

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It's Not Too Early To Start Thinking About Holiday Brownie Gifts

I know it's only June, but here at Fairytale Brownies we start thinking about the holiday season in January!  It's all about the planning because we do most of our business throughout the year during the busy December gift-giving season.  After Thanksgiving it's nothing but cookie delivery and brownie delivery  24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

The planning gets started early in January right after the season ends.  We figure out which gifts sold well and which ones didn't.  Then it's time to start thinking about the new products that we plan to introduce for the upcoming holiday season.  Since we specialize in food gifts, we're always introducing new products and new gift packaging.  Once we decide on the new items, we start experimenting in the test kitchen or designing the new packaging.  Since all of our gift packaging is custom, we have to design it well in advance.  Once designs or new recipes are complete we need to develop prototypes and test samples so that we can take photos...

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Let Dad know he's special with gourmet Fairytale treats

Just in case you haven't been paying attention, Father's Day is Sunday. Have you decided what you are going to do with or for the Dad in your life?

I think once a person reaches a certain age, the number of gift ideas for Dad diminishes. You've bought every tie, T-shirt, gadget, gift card, BBQ accessory, electronic device, tool and toy on the market. At some point, Dad doesn't need or want anything and you're left wondering how to let him know he's a special part of your life.

If your Dad likes dessert, Fairytale Brownies has the answer. You can still order brownies and cookies with overnight shipping and get that gift to the Dads in your life before Sunday.

Or, if you live in the Phoenix area, our bakery store is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and Friday. All of the AJ's Fine Foods in Arizona sell individual brownies in their bakeries and Fairytale Brownies are sold in other locations across the country.

One thing to remember: Men are not complicated. They either like something or...

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Brownies Delivered for 20 Fairytale Years with the Help of Kim Silva

Fairytale Brownies 20th Anniversary logo

This year we are continuing to celebrate our 20 year anniversary of delivering the very best in personal and corporate food gifts featuring gourmet Belgian chocolate brownies.  Each month Eileen and I have been sharing stories and memories of the past 20 years.  I thought for this post that I would share a story about our longest employed team member, Kim Silva.  Kim has been with Fairytale Brownies for over 18 years and she has been a key part of our success.  She came to us in 1994 right out of college at Arizona State University.  Kim was originally hired on a part time basis to help us run the farmers' markets that we were doing at the time.  Fairytale Brownies was originally conceived as a wholesale business, but we decided to participate in street fairs and farmers' markets to help with our sales.  We quickly found out that customers wanted us to ship brownie gifts for them to friends and relatives all over the country.  This is how we ended up in the business of selling mail...

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Fairytale Brownies Special Summer Packaging

Mail order Belgian chocolate brownies and other delectable treats delivered during the warm summer months. . . . Fairytale Brownies has it covered!  You may wonder how we can still ship our gourmet brownies, cookies and truffles during the hot summer months, well, it's because we use special summer packaging to help keep our treats intact until they reach their destination.  During the summer months (from June 1st through September 30th) all Fairytale Brownies shipments are packed in an insulated box with reusable cold packs.  We also limit our "standard" shipping days to Monday through Wednesday and some products, like Fairytale Truffles, require overnight delivery.  This helps to ensure the packages will not sit on a truck or in a warehouse for long periods of time, they keep moving to reach their destination.  We also offer "expedited" delivery services as needed (overnight, priority overnight and Saturday delivery).

Remember, it is normal for the cold packs to be soft or thawed upon...

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Mother's Day Brownies - You Promised!

Mother's Day Morsel 24Name: Diana S.
City: Ft. Worth
State: Texas (TX)

Dear Fairytale Brownies:

As of two hours ago, I am in receipt of a Mother's Day gift from my daughter, Miranda, which is an assortment of your Magic Morsels. In the course of two hours, I have eaten two walnut and one caramel flavored Magic Morsels.

I took a moment to read over your promise card which was enclosed. It reads - One Pure Promise: From our selection of the finest, purest ingredients (la-la-la)... That's why every purchase comes with an unconditional guarantee: If you (skip ahead) are ever dissatisfied, EVEN SLIGHTLY, we will make things right, etc. etc.

I feel certain, after consuming three Magic Morsels and surveying the remaining contents of the box, that I'm going to be "slightly dissatisfied." Yes. It's true! BUT. . . I am only "slightly dissatisfied" because there is not a second shipment scheduled for delivery within the next two days (the approximate time it will take me to polish off the rest of this box) :P

Any...

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San Diego Bound with Fairytale Brownies and Cookies

Brownie GiftsI'll be heading out for lovely San Diego with my mom to visit family for a Mother's Day celebration.  As always, Fairytale Brownies are high on the request list, so I was sure to stock up before I head out.  Our new Fairytale Brownies Photo Tin will be the perfect gift for my mom, and for my nephew, Nick, I'll be taking a Happy Birthday box filled with gourmet Fairytale Cookies.  He just loves the peanut butter cookie, so I promised I'd bring a big box for him to stock up on.  I'm the favorite aunt, of course!

Shipping brownies makes it simple and easy, but unfortunately I procrastinated, so I'll be making my brownie and cookie deliveries in person.  I guess that just makes it even more special, hand delivering gourmet gifts is always fun!  So, I'm headed off to beautiful San Diego for a fun filled weekend, made even more special with gifts of Belgian chocolate brownies and cookies in hand . . Yum!!!

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