November 13, 2012

Guest Post and Giveaway // Jen's Wreaths // CLOSED

I'm so excited for you guys today! We have an awesome giveaway for you, but first you get to here a little about my life. This weekend was Chris' birthday, he turned the big 23! We threw a little birthday bash at his parents house that was filled with cake eating, card playing, and Mario Party domination. It was pretty great. I made the cake and I wish I had taken a picture of it because I am a terrible cake decorator. It tasted pretty good anyway.

Okay, I know you all care about the giveaway and what you might win so go on and read ahead!

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First, I wanted to thank Kelly Elizabeth for the opportunity to borrow her blog for a day and tell you about our fresh Christmas wreaths.  I hope each of you enjoys learning about our product.  I’d encourage you to click over and check out our website www.jenswreaths.com after you’re done reading.  Save 10% with our special sale right now, by entering code: stressfress upon checkout.

I’m Jennifer McFadden from Jen’s Wreaths.  Jen’s Wreaths is our family business.  We live in Deer River, Minnesota and make fresh balsam fir wreaths at our farm.  We’ve been at this almost 8 years now and we started this when we were both in our early 20’s.  We just wanted to earn some extra cash, so I thought I’d try making wreaths like I did as young child.  It’s obviously worked out well & far above our wildest expectations!  Our desire to earn a few extra dollars has evolved into a full-time seasonal business.  This all started with a few wreaths in the back of a pick-up truck and a delivery to one customer.  Today we ship thousands of wreaths coast to coast, and serve many customers.

So what does it mean to be a family-owned business?  This means several things to us, The McFadden Family.  To us a family-owned business means we’re small enough to care about each one of our customers.  Our customers are more than numbers on a piece of paper.  Many have been loyal to us from early on in our endeavor and we enjoy chatting with them annually.  We’re also able to do the little things like:  handwritten gift cards and special customizations.  We’ll switch a bow and put on another design if that’s what they really want.  

A family-owned business is also challenging.  To us it means having an office in our home, converting our garage into a wreath shop seasonally, and working with our extended family.  An office in the home makes balancing kids and business difficult at times.  We’ve been blessed with many family members with great work ethic, but still we bump heads (so to speak) sometimes.  We have my husband’s sister, brother, & dad working for us.  On my side my mom, 2 nieces, and aunt work for us.  The most important thing besides getting the job done is getting the job done and maintaining good family relationships.

What does Jen’s wreaths have to offer me, you might ask?  We offer Traditionally design wreaths and Contemporary designed wreaths.  With over 6 dozen deigns, I can guarantee you that there will be something you fall in love with.  We have different sized wreaths, too.  Our small 18” Cabin Plaid Wreath http://www.jenswreaths.com/shop/christmas-wreaths/Small-18-Inch-Wreaths/Cabin-Plaid-Wreath-18-inch-christmas-wreath/ is great for apartments or dorm rooms.  Anywhere where space is limited or if you’re on a tight budget this is a great option.  Our most popular size & design is our 24” Jen’s Traditional http://www.jenswreaths.com/shop/christmas-wreaths/24-inch-wreaths/.  This is reasonably priced and it fits well on most doors.  Finally check out our collection of Large Christmas Wreaths. You’ll find wreaths that fit barns, large house, churches, and commercial buildings.  All the way up to 48” diameter, you’ll find sizes to fit your needs.

Finally, you just can’t beat a real, fragrant wreath.  Our wreaths are made fresh and our balsam is picked right here in the North Woods of Minnesota.  We pick our limbs sustainably and keep future generations in the forefront of our minds when harvesting.  I realize these wreaths don’t last from year to year.  However, if you buy a fresh Christmas wreath and try it, I guarantee you’ll never go back to those fake, plastic ones. 

Click on over and I know you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Jen 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I already have my eye on a super cute wreath that I'm 95% sure I'm getting for Christmas. I hope you are all just as excited!

*Winner will be announced on this page one December 1st and contacted through email

11 comments:

Lauren Hochleutner said...

i don't know where to tell you about which wreath I love, but it's the northwoods adventure!

Lauren Hochleutner said...

http://pinterest.com/pin/277886239479055608/ I pinned this!

Larissa said...

Nice blog dear.
xo.
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Milex said...

love it

Amy said...

http://pinterest.com/pin/220465344230161058/

my pin!

amyorvin said...

I don't see where to comment them, but I like the Bright Bonnie Plaid (Red & Gold Glass Balls)

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amyorvin said...

GFC Follower as Amy Orvin
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amyorvin said...

Pinned as Amy Orvin
http://pinterest.com/pin/15692298673203541/

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Shannon said...

My fav is the traditional wreath. :)

Shannon said...

http://pinterest.com/pin/255438610086548758/
:)

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