5 ways we make ordering custom gifts easy

At Fairytale Brownies our goal is to "simplify gift giving and spread joy through gourmet chocolate brownies." For each one of the business services we create, we ask ourselves, "will this feature make the ordering process easier for the customer?" Especially when it comes to corporate gift giving and business gift giving. We understand that the business world is very hectic and the last thing that we have time for these days is to figure out how to send holiday gifts, or say thank you to referrals, clients and business associates alike.

Here are a few of the business services that Fairytale Brownies has implemented to ease the strain of ordering corporate gifts or business gifts for the holidays or for year-round incentive programs.

1) Custom logo gifts: Fairytale Brownies features delicious brownies, cookies and bars with distinctive packaging which can be personalized with your full-color logo or photo. Simply upload your high resolution logo or photo in .jpg format to order online....

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Go mobile! Now order brownies from the comfort of your mobile device

I've written about this topic a few times, mobile commerce is a huge part of everyday life for people today. For me, it is a HUGE part of my life . . . I check my email, get coupons for groceries, interact on social networks, shop on Amazon (yes, I said it!), do my banking and pay credit cards, and a multitude of other things all on my phone. So as the percentage of people who own smartphones is at an all-time high, and use them for much more than making phone calls and texting, it made sense for us as a business to create a mobile optimized experience. Part of our mission statement at Fairytale Brownies has always been, "We simplify gift-giving", so naturally we had to make gift-giving easy for our customers who are plugged in. With a clear understanding of our strategy, I was tasked with creating a mobile optimized experience for our tablet customers as well as our mobile customers. 

This was a massive project that I've literally been working on since early last year. We've gone...

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Generous Customers Support KaBOOM! at Fairytale Open House

fudge browniesFairytale Brownies was prepared with plenty of $1 rejects for customers to purchase at last week's Open House, and our customers didn't disappoint. Generous "promoters of play" donated $2,000 to the national nonprofit KaBOOM! in just three hours!

Fairytale Brownies and KaBOOM! have been play partners since 2001. Since that time, we have contributed more than $100,000, along with brownies, cookies and countless volunteer hours working toward building safe places for children to play within walking distance of every child in America.

Fairytale Brownies customers help us promote play by donating funds at the end of their online purchases. We match ever dollar donated, up to $5,000 at the end of the year. Visit here to learn more about giving the gift of play.

A big thank you to all though who came by to purchase rejects, sample product and say hello to the Fairytale crew. It was so nice to chat with all of you!

Here are some other photos from our Open House last week:

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Share the best brownies with everyone on your list

Fairytale Brownies customers are the best! We frequently get raves and comments sent to us with personal brownie stories attached. My last couple of blog posts Brownie Grooms-cake and Brownie Wedding Gift Favors have revolved around a few of these brownie stories, and they're getting so meaninful and interesting to read, that I wanted to share one more. Every time I read how a Fairytale Brownies have made a lifetime memory, it makes me happy and I realize that I have just a small part in helping to spead joy through gourmet brownies :)

"You are the BEST! Our families have been buying brownie gifts from you forever. I'm from Mesa, and have been traveling to Oklahoma to take care of my Mom the past few years, so we have been ordering and sending your wonderful brownies there. My Mom has health care workers, a house cleaner, and handy-man come to help as there is too much for me to do! They usually leave with one of your wonderful brownies and a big smile on their face. They all tell...

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Brownie grooms-cake and precious memories!

Last week I shared a great comment sent to us from an excited customer who's daughter used Fairytale Brownies as custom wedding favors. The favors were a smashing success! This week we received another, very touching, comment about more wedding brownies. It's stories like the one's below that make doing what we do worth every minute. Spreading joy and making memories . . . that's what it's all about! 

"Just wanted to send in this quick RAVE! My daughter ordered brownies to use as the basis for her husbands grooms-cake last week at her wedding. I remembered how amazing your brownies were from a few years back when my closest friend received some for a gift. They were so good that she and I hid them in the freezer in her garage so we wouldn't have to share them with anyone else. When we sat down to watch an old movie, we would take two out of the freezer. My friend has since passed on, but for many reasons she was with us at the wedding including watching us eat those wonderful brownies....

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Get crafty with Halloween themed fudgy chocolate brownies!

Halloween is my favorite holiday to get crafty. Something about creating fun and spooky decorations, costumes, and food! It is the season of tricks and treats and I found some really fun ways to get creative with those treats!

Leave the candy for the kids and create some fun, but most important, delicious sweets!  With so many ideas out there, I am going to focus on getting Halloween creative with brownies! For all of these you can bake your own, but if you want something that is guaranteed to bewitch your guests order fudgy chocolate brownies from Fairytale Brownies. I recommend purchasing your favorite flavor in bulk.

Now down to the fun part: getting creative with decorating these fudgy brownies. Check out this pin from craftymorning.com: 13 Brownie Halloween Ideas. I love the idea of using frosted pretzels to make skeleton bodies, and the Monster Face Brownies is a great craft to do with the kids!  

You can also try making Fairytale Brownies Spooky Halloween Brownies. Get creative...

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Banned from Elyria’s cookie craze? Order cookies by mail from us

chocolate cookies by mailOhio’s Elyria City School District recently found itself in hot water with the federal government. The district’s popular pink cookies – loaded with butter, sugar, vegetable shortening, and sour cream – were deemed unhealthy by new federal guidelines for school cafeterias.

As a result, Elyria’s best cookie was banned from the district’s 16 schools. And, as is so often the case, demand only grew once the cookies were banned. It didn’t hurt that national media outlets, including Fox News and newspapers nationwide, ran with the story.

According to the Chronicle-Telegram of Lorain County, Ohio, the school district received over 100 calls and emails from across North America requesting the pink cookies by mail.

If you can’t get a hold of Elyria’s banned pink cookies, we’ve got you covered. With Fairytale Brownies, you can order cookies by mail in a variety of flavors.

Double Chocolate is one of our best cookie flavors. They certainly go over well in the Phoenix home of Fairytale Brownies regular...

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Thank you gifts for new baby

 

For those of you who follow my blogs, you may have noticed that I haven't written in a while. That's because I just returned from a 3-month maternity leave, and am in the midst of sorting through 5,000+ emails and reacquainting myself with tons of loose ends. And yes, I did say maternity leave! I just welcomed a beautiful baby girl to my family in July. Her name is MacKenzie, and she is the absolute light of my life (along with my son, Austin!).

I had sort of a bumpy pregnancy because of my "advanced maternal age" (I loved it when the doctors said that... NOT); since when is 40 advanced?! Additionally, I had an early delivery due to the pregnancy complications, but the result could not have been sweeter. I was extremely lucky to have the support of many family and friends during the entire pregnancy and post partum. It's absolutely true what they say about learning who your true friends are during trials and tribulations.

Thank You brownie giftTo my great surprise, I had many people who in the past I...

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Fall in Love with Pumpkin Spice Brownies at Fairytale's Anniversary Open House

Twenty-two years ago, David Kravetz and Eileen Spitalny began their entrepreneurial adventure to bake the best gourmet brownies by co-founding the mail order company Fairytale Brownies. Today, their business not only bakes delicious fudge brownies, the duo has added chewy cookies and buttery blondie bars to the menu... all of which rival their delicious gourmet brownies.

For the past several years we've celebrated Fairytale Brownies' anniversary month with an Open House - sharing new packaging and new products, sampling all of our product flavors, and selling our "reject" brownies for $1. All proceeds from the sale of the rejects go to our national nonprofit partner KaBOOM!

fudge brownies, gourmet brownies, anniversaryThis year's Open House will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at our bakery on Cotton Center Blvd. (48th St. & Broadway Rd.). Because we are introducing our new Pumpkin Spice Brownie, the party has taken on a "fall" theme. We will serve apple cider, water, coffee, and all of the Fairytale Brownies cookie,...

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