Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Funky Business Cards

If your thinking of starting the year off right with a new look, look no further with these funky business cards by Biz Cart.  Anyone would love these colorful cards for a business or just calling cards!   Very unique designs that will pop out among all the rest!

She also makes amazing invites and custom banners. Check out her shop on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/bizcart?ref=seller_info) or see even more designs on Zazzle (zazzle.com/bizcart).  To top it off the Biz Cart shop owner will give a free banner with a business card purchase if you mention you saw our feature! Just say you saw it on Nikki's Blog.  How cool is that?!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's the thought that counts!

We all know the meaning of  Christmas isn't about gifts but a religious holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus.  I do admit I don't celebrate the religious part but the Spirit of Christmas takes over me.  I play all kinds of holiday music on my iPod from Johnny Mathis to Rap Christmas songs (yes there are some.)  My mom makes beautiful wreaths and I love driving around seeing the white lights adorning the homes in my neighborhood.  Oh, and the food!  My second holiday excuse to eat baked mac & cheese, cookies cookies and did I mention cookies?

Also my favorite is I absolutely love giving gifts and make an effort to think of the person and what they like,  dislike, their style and beliefs.  I hope people take the same care when shopping for me but most of them don't.  I was a little taken a back a few years ago when a close friend bought me a bath salts and lotion one year.  Really?  But I wasn't as obvious as this little kid.

So in this nation of christmas marketing, what are the top 5 things you DON'T want for Christmas this year?
Here is mine (in no particular order):
  1. Gym Membership - what are you trying to say?
  2. Gift Cards - unless it's to the Cheesecake Factory, I forget about them for years (literally years).
  3. Anything technical - I'm getting old and don't have the patience to learn how to use it.
  4. Underwear - If you must I don't wear thongs.
  5. Your re-gifted (used) gift - I don't mind the re-gifting if you think I would use it more than you but next time you give me a candle holder can you scrape off the melted wax.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Price Increase

Unfortunately many of our suppliers will be increasing the cost of raw materials.  This coupled with that we haven't increased our prices in over 7 years we must also increase our prices to remain afloat.  Our prices will still be very reasonable  and our quality will not be sacrificed.  We just wanted to let you know that our increases will begin mid-January so stock up on your favorite candles within the next few weeks at the current prices.   We still will not require any minimums, handling fees and our shipping fees on our website are the actual shipping rates straight from the shipping vendors.  We don't pad our increases in shipping fees or anything else.  Continue to find more new scents products on our website and new exclusive designs on the craft site of Etsy and ArtFire!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Monthly Giveaway Galore

Congrats to the November winner Vikki for commenting on our website.

This month we are giving away a gift-wrapped set of 4-perfume body oils!
(a $25 value)
Here is how you can win

Just for commenting you are automatically entered in our monthly giveaway.
  1. Be our fan on Facebook and leave a comment about the topic or website.
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet about us using nikkicandles or Nikki Makes Scents (sorry private tweets can't be seen and therefore cannot be counted)
  3. Follow our Blog and leave comment about any of our post for the month (sorry private follows cannot be verified therefore cannot be counted) .
  4. If you made a purchase, leave comments on our "what people are saying" page

It's that simple to win these perfumes from us!!  (Please provide a way for us to contact you.)

Do all four each month and that will count as 4 entries to increase your chances!!
Comments such as "comment" or "I'm following you" are not considered comments! Please comment on our post, our products or whatever subject we are chatting or tweeting about this month.
(Previous winners within the year are not eligible to win again although we appreciate your support so let's hear from you too!)