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Easter Gift Wrapping ideas (Updated 2017)

easter treat ideas

Isn’t Easter a lovely time of year? Beautiful Spring flowers are everywhere brightening up our lives and after three long cold months we are at last catching a glimpse of the better weather to come. Over the weekend, just like at Christmas, families will gather and exchange gifts; often of flowers or chocolate eggs. Unfortunately, whilst people will go to town wrapping birthday and Christmas presents, Easter gift wrapping is often an after thought. Easter Eggs are frequently handed over either unwrapped – or in a carrier bag!

Picture of Easter Wishes Card from Phoenix Trading

Easter Gift Wrapping : 

It need not be the case! Here at Phoenix Trading we have a fabulous choice of wrapping materials: quality gift wrap of many beautiful designs exclusive to Phoenix Trading with grid lines on the back to help you cut straight lines; cellophane wrap with dots or stars on; plus tissue and organza ribbon in an array of Spring colours.

These two Easter eggs took just 15 minutes to wrap.

picture of Easter wrapping using Phoenix dotty celllophane wrap

You will need :

  • One roll of dotty white cello (Code RWC01: £2.75)
  • Yellow tissue ( Code: TS11 : 5 sheets for £1.50)
  • Yellow organza ribbon (Code: RS 20: £3.75 for 6 metres).

Simply wrap the Easter egg in one sheet of tissue, securing the bottom but leaving the top open. Pull together the top of the tissue like the end of a  cracker and tie with a short length of organza.  Cut 1 metre of cellophane (half of the roll) and stand the wrapped egg in the centre. Scrunch the cellophane up around the top of the egg in the same position as you tied the tissue and tie tight with a short length of organza. Cut a longer length of organza and tie over the previous length forming a bow. Fan out the top of the tissue and cellophane.

Easter wrapping using tissue and organza from Phoenix Trading

Tie one of our lovely gift tags to the ribbon (Price : 25p).
Alternatively you could add one of our beautiful little duckling note cards (Code: B034: 90p).

Easter Treat Idea

Add a twist to your Easter Egg hunt! You can buy a pack of five of these fabulous mini-boxes for just £3.50. Fill them with mini-eggs and sweet treats and hide them around the house and garden.

Picture of Colour-in Easter Tablecloth

This colour-in Easter tablecloth is excellent value and will keep little ones entertained for hours. No longer available online as they are sold out at head office I have a limited stock available for the sale price of £4. Please call me on 01202 823330 to order.

To purchase any of the above products click on the individual product links above or click on the following link to view all products: Buy online : Sarah Loves Cards

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Phoenix Value Greetings cards

Special limited edition pack of 21 assorted Phoenix Trading greeting cards for just £12.50 (that’s just 60p per card). £2.50 from every pack sold will go to Together For Short Lives (Children’s Hospices UK).

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Charity Vintage Afternoon Tea

charity vintage tea

What a beautiful September Sunday afternoon!

I was invited to take my cards along today to a Charity Vintage Tea Party in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust and The Amelia-Grace Rainbow Fund in the beautiful gardens of the renowned Norfolk Royale Hotel, Bournemouth.

Flo's Garden vintage tea

I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was a lovely event. The tables looked beautiful, covered in vintage china and accessories supplied by new business Flo’s Garden. The Norfolk Royale Hotel had laid on a fabulous spread of scrumptious cakes and home made fresh cut sandwiches with fizz or tea as an accompaniment.

Charlie WoodfordFifteen year old Charlie Woodford entertained us with a combination of jazz guitar and live vocals. A very talented young man! As was the young magician who wowed us all with his card tricks as he wandered between the tables.

A big thank you to Hazel Hatch from Wessex Cancer Trust who invited me along. I was also delighted to meet the founders of a small local charity called The Amelia-Grace Rainbow Fund, founded in memory of their eight year old daughter who sadly lost her battle with cancer a few years ago. The charity provides grants for children with serious chronic, life-limiting and terminal illnesses in Dorset.

If you would like to find out more about the various charitable events organised by Wessex Cancer Trust e-mail Hazel Hatch at