Giant Car Bows Solve Santa’s Woes

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as giant car bows dot car dealerships across the country, solving one of Santa’s biggest dilemmas. How do you wrap one of life’s biggest moments?  Really Big Bows has been employing elves all year long in anticipation of this very season.

With a sleigh full of red and white velvet, the team made a special delivery over the weekend in an effort to help St. Nick wrap dozens of luxury automobiles with giant car bows. Austin Infiniti was just one of many stops on the Really Big Bows’ holiday route. “It’s an honor to help Santa wrap some of life’s most exciting gifts!” Says Erin Yeoman, owner of Really Big Bows. “And nothing says Christmas like the quintessential red, velvet bow.”

Creating giant car bows is big business this time of the year. At Really Big Bows, hundreds of orders spill in between Thanksgiving and Christmas from auto dealers alone. “I think when you invest in such a large, important gift, it’s not just about the present—but the presentation,” says Yeoman. “A Really Big Bow is a great way to make a really big impression.”

December is also one of the biggest months for car sales, as dealers clear out their inventory and make room for new models. Many families are looking to take advantage of these deals and choose to turn their investment into a holiday gift. “We see this all of the time,” says Yeoman. “Mom and Dad want to make Christmas a time to remember for their new driver, and what better way to underscore that special moment than by topping it with a giant car bow?”

For more ways to wrap life’s largest holiday moments, visit www.reallybigbows.com.

Really Big Bows and 5 creative ways to wrap a giant gift.

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Every colossal Christmas gift deserves that crowning large, red, velvet bow. But what if you want to add a little more mystery to your big unveil?
Here are five inexpensive ways to hide the giant surprise inside.
1. Check out your local discount store for plastic table cloths. Tape them together and hide the seams with ribbon and add a large bow. These plastic gems can cover a lot of real estate.
2. You don’t have to sew to take advantage of the local fabric stores. Great materials make great wrappings. Just use a glue gun or glue dots to hold things in place. Trade felt flowers and baubles for bows, and you have an impressive, hand-crafted package.
3. Hold on to your sense of humor, here. What about garbage bags? Play it up! No one will suspect the enormous surprise inside. They come in many sizes and are probably the least expensive option. Besides, after spending so much on the gift, couldn’t you use a break on the wrapping?
4. Go pro. Buy the gift bags. They come in many oversized options. Manufacturers have come up with a way to cover just about every kind of gift including bicycles!
5. Back to the Big Bows. For some things, there’s just no substitute. I just can’t imagine giving a brand-new Lexus all wrapped up in trash bags. Spring for the really big car bow! At Really Big Bows, we can create custom made Christmas bows to fit all your needs. It may not hide the gift, but it does make it bigger. And as they say, bigger is better!

Velvet Bow Care and Storage

Velvet Bow

Really Big Bows are handcrafted using the highest gauge velvet bow ribbon available. The ribbon is edged with gold wiring, ensuring ultimate malleability and ease of reshaping. Though bows do crush, they are able to be reformed, time and time again.

Start from the bottom of the velvet bow and add volume to each loop by inserting both hands into either side of the loop and stretching vertically to add maximum height while eliminating creases. Then, gently smooth outside wire between thumb and forefinger to form rounded silhouette. Simply rotate the bow clockwise and repeat with each adjacent loop until the bottom tier is at maximum volume. Repeat this process with each ascending tier.

Box storage is best. A Really Big velvet bow should rest right side up and should be lifted by the center loop. A lint roller may be used to remove dust. Temperature controlled climates are best to ensure the life of the bow.

Giant Bows & Gift Wrap Shows

Giant bows and giftwrap

After the gift list… it’s one paper you just can’t live without during the holidays. Giftwrap. It’s a 2.6 billion dollar a year industry that scores most of its sales in the few short months between Thanksgiving through New Years’ with numbers staying steady throughout the rest of the year. And judging by the burgeoning amount of trade shows unveiling innovative new gift wrap ideas, giant bows and trendy wrapping materials, our obsession with making an impression doesn’t seem to be wrapping up anytime soon.

So what motivates our decision to wrap it, bag it, box it or bling it out? According to the gift wrap gurus at Hallmark, it comes down to just three motivating factors.

1. Our need to wow others
2. Our need to just get it done
3. Our need to express ourselves

The good news is that just about every gift wrap company out there caters to the three magic motivators listed above. But if you’re trying to track hottest gift wrap ideas and trends and narrow down your options…that’s also the bad news. Unless, of course, you enjoy Googling, for hours, to find the coolest new designs. For those looking for a time hack… we’ve tied up this season’s 6 top trends in a neat little package.

1. What’s old is new again. Whether it’s the art deco designs of the 20s or the fun and funky metallic patterns of the 60s, you’ll see high-end designers producing all sorts of vintage designs and discount suppliers following their lead.
2. Gift Wrapping IS an art. Water color designs and artistic patterns are trending on top e-commerce communities such as Brit + Co. Some companies are creating such realistic textures and designs, you’d swear they were hand-painted. Even if you can’t produce a Van-Goh style work of art, at least your gift can look like one.
3. Trim the Trimmings. When you consider Americans spend more than 2.5 billion dollars on giftwrap each year, it’s enough to make you want to forget the formalities altogether. Hearing your cash register disgruntlement, a great majority of gift wrap companies now sell double-sided wrapping paper, giving consumers dual flexibility and more bang for their Christmas buck. This just makes sense (cents), folks.
4. From fashion designs to gift wrap lines. Manufacturers are now seeking inspiration from the runway when it comes to both paper and decorative accents. Emphasis is on texture, pattern and clothing inspired creativity. Think felt flowers, fabric bags, pompoms, tulle and even velvet for giant bows.
5. Be eco-chic! There are many companies out there that produce earth-friendly gift wrap, fabrics and materials. You can do it too! Why not save a little money and turn your own trash into giftwrap treasure? Get creative. A few unique gift wrap ideas include old comics, craft paper, leftover fabric and even old maps can all be turned into thoughtful, hip and trendy wrappings.
6. Don’t overthink it. If you want to make a big impression, think simple and elegant. Use a solid color paper. Red, Gold and Green are still the single most popular holiday colors. Add a bow and you’re ready to go! You can never go wrong with classic gift wrap ideas. “Nothing says holiday sophistication more than giant bows–in plush, red velvet, of course,” says Erin Yeoman, of Really Big Bows. “That luxuriousness never goes out of style.”

And that’s a WRAP!