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Old Fashion Candy
January 31, 2017
We have been getting many requests for new fundraising ideas for Valentine’s Day, and we decided to re-post this blog about how to make Valentine's Candy Grams:
It's a new year, and time for new fundraising ideas. Having your fundraiser coincide with a holiday is a great idea because it can allow you to tap into some of the holiday buzz. Valentine’s Day is one of the best holidays for a fundraiser because patrons are looking for gift items, and candy is closely tied to the holiday.
Items such as chocolate bars, chocolate roses, and lollipops are wonderful treats to make into candy grams that make for great gifts to exchange near Valentine's Day. Boost sales and add Valentine's flair with our free download & print chocolate bar wraps and lollipop tags.
Download the wraps and follow the instructions to cut them out. Allow patrons to select a chocolate bar and a wrap design, then wrap the bar for them.
If you would like to wrap the bars before selling, keep a few things in mind:
- If you are selling a single chocolate bar flavor, make sure you have a sign(s) stating they are chocolate bars
- If you are selling multiple flavors of chocolate bars, you may want to wrap each flavor in its own design so you and your customers can easily distinguish between them or keep them in labeled boxes by flavor
Let's not forget about Chocolate Roses and Lollipops! You can download and print our fun valentine's tags to attach. Follow the how-to instructions on the download. Similar to the chocolate bars, you can pre-attach the tags to the lollipops or let your customers choose the tag they wish for you to attach. Go even further with your lollipops and create a festive and fun bouquet! Group several pops together and tie with ribbon of your choice. Be sure to price these by adding together the cost of each item in the bouquet. Further instructions on making the lollipop bouquets can be found here.
We've also created valentine's themed sale signs for you to use in addition to the tags and wraps. Download and print these $1 signs or $2 signs to post on your selling table. You can even place them on or inside candy or snack fundraising boxes as a decorative and informative eye catcher for your candy gram sale.
November 10, 2016
New features make ordering with Old Fashion Candy even easier
If you haven’t looked around the Old Fashion Candy website lately you may be missing some great improvements we’ve made. This year there are New Features that make ordering with Old Fashion Candy easier than ever! Visit our homepage and look for these features:
Old Fashion Candy has live chat! See for yourself how easy it is by accessing it at the bottom right of our homepage. We have REAL HUMAN fundraising representatives that are ready to help when you need them.
Hop on to our chat, and see how easy it is to get answers to all your questions from our certified representatives.
Want to get your fundraiser planned and moving but not ready to receive cases of product just yet? Old Fashion Candy now has scheduled shipping!
Call ahead and set up your order to Schedule Ship to make sure your fundraiser is as simple and smooth as possible. It will be shipped to you on the date of your choice.
Our website has an updated search feature! Type in whichever item you’re looking for to search our products. Looking specifically for chocolate items? Or maybe non-food items? Search for “chocolate” or items such as “flashlights” and “lanyards”.
Updated Tools Page
Check out the updated tools on our Tools Page. On this page, you can download our latest catalog and access the most up-to-date, useful materials.
As always, Old Fashion Candy has industry fastest shipping as most orders ship within 24 Hours.
It has never been easier to order with Old Fashion Candy. Give us a call or hop onto web chat, and let us know how we can make your fundraiser the easiest and most profitable yet!
October 6, 2016
My dad would take a box of chocolate bars to set at the front counter at his work when I was a kid and our school was doing its annual chocolate fundraiser. Customers waiting to get their cars repaired were happy to pay a dollar for a chocolate bar to help out a local school rather than grabbing something from the shop’s vending machine, and in a week the whole box would be gone.
--Janet B. - Old Fashion Candy customer
Fundraising opportunities are all around us. Think of all the people that you, your family, and your organization members encounter over the course of a week.
Teaching students to be aware of the opportunities around them is important in getting the most out of your fundraiser. Here are some tips that will help students be more effective and get in the right mindset:
Tell customers about how close you are to reaching your goal!
Let customers know that you need to sell 50 and you’ve already sold 40. Many people may be ready to buy more because they want to help you out in a big way.
Make phone calls and go door-to-door.
Emails are very likely to be deleted. You will get more attention with face to face interactions. Be sure to explain to kids the many reasons that people may say no because contacting customers directly might be intimidating, and rejection is hard for children to deal with.
Parents and children should always be aware of safety precautions while fundraising. Share this link or print the flyer to be passed out:
Give a Q&A sheet to kids.
Give kids answers to common questions they may be asked while fundraising such as “How long will I have to wait?”, “Do I have to pay now?”, “This is specifically what we are fundraising for: _____”
Divide territory among students.
Make sure that students are not overlapping territory and visiting the same places multiple times.
Bring fundraising material with you to give to people while out and about.
Dentist Offices, Gas Stations, Work, Church – Any place you or a student can run into new people is a good place to get your message out.
Old Fashion Candy offers fundraising brochures that can be sent to you for FREE.
Keep good records.
So much time can be saved and problems avoided by solid record keeping of the details of your fundraiser.
Old Fashion Candy has a collection of free tools that you can use for your fundraiser:
You can share the link with your fundraising team or print copies to pass out.
Remind donors they can give directly.
Donors can give directly to the organization with a check if they don’t want to buy something they may not need. Getting your organization the funds that it needs is most important.
Using these tips should help your fundraiser get started on the right foot, students will keep motivated when they see how well the fundraiser is going. Good luck and happy fundraising!
Give us a call, and we’ll be ready to get you started: 1-800-500-1234