Monthly Archives: March 2016

Wedding Season Cometh

This is the time of year that “Save the Date” cards might be starting to pile up on your fridge.  Soon the official invitations will start to trickle in depending on how on top of things the couple is.  Once you send back that RSVP card indicating whether you’ll have a +1 and if you want the fish or chicken all you need to do is figure out what to wear and what gift to give.

Instead of heading over to Target or Bed Bath and Beyond up your wedding game to one of these personalized gifts.  All you have to do is order them and give us a little information and the gift gets shipped right to your house.  It’s a little more personal than getting a juicer.

Wine Boxes

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Signs

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If you like any of these ideas check out our Etsy or Amazon sites.  We keep our overhead low (I mean you’re reading this on a free blog) so our prices are pretty competitive especially on the wine boxes.  Email us at littlefoxengraving@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Walk for Women’s Wellness & 5K Run

Walk4WellnessWe were looking around for spring time events to be vendors at a couple of weeks ago, mainly to sit in our new comfy chairs and show off our new fancy tent, when we came across the Walk for Women’s Wellness & 5K Run.  We didn’t know that it was so involved with activities.  There is of course the walk/run but they’ll also have many local food trucks, a bouncy house, and a vendor mall with an emphasis on Mother’s Day gifts.  It looks to be a full day event.

We’re honored to be part of such a great event and the money raised (over $1.7 million so far) goes to the great cause of the Kettering Women’s Wellness Fund.  Our family has been impacted by Breast Cancer and we really support any initiative that helps raise awareness and money to help early detection and eventually find a cure!  We will be rolling out some really cool items for both Mother’s Day and for Breast Cancer Awareness.

The event takes place on Saturday, May 1st but now is the time to register!

 

Custom Orders Don’t Upset Us

We were approached by a local library a couple of months ago about doing a project for them.  They had some donor money to create some sort of plaque denoting all of the past directors.  Instead of a simple plaque they had an idea to create a bookshelf with all of the director’s names on fake books.

The library had done an extensive amount of research for this project.  They even had an employee go to a local cemetery to find the correct spelling of one of the first directors.  All the research was done so all we had to do was create the books and the shelf.  We went with a birch plywood that we cut to size and rounded the edges with a router.  Then stained each “book” several different colors for a varied appearance.  Lastly we created images for each director and laser engraved them into the book blanks.  Below are some pictures of how the project turned out.

The greatest part of this project was when we walked into the library with an 81″ long board and the first person to see it was the person who did the research (including going to the cemetery).  Her reaction was priceless and it was something that we’ll never forget.  We’re more than happy to handle bigger projects and will always be grateful to the Franklin Library for letting us create something special for them!

Like a Bakery

Before Little Fox started up I was a sales rep for a medical equipment company.  My daily sales calls took me to nursing homes, hospitals, doctor’s offices, and several other places in the healthcare industry.  In that industry one of the best ways to get time in front of someone is to bring something for them to eat.  Since I didn’t have a huge marketing budget at the time I couldn’t do dinners or lunches often so I settled for breakfasts and snacks.  Over time I became very familiar with every bakery, donut shop, and coffee house in the area.  I quickly cataloged what each of my referral sources liked and figured ways of tailoring these little treats to them personally.  The places I went to the most often were the bakeries that would fulfill my little requests for things like all black and orange sprinkles for a Bengals fan or making an item that isn’t on their current menu for me because a nurse really liked it.  These little special touches made me stand out and eventually increased my sales.

When we started Little Fox Engraving I wanted to set up our shop sort to be like a one of those bakeries that went above and beyond for me.  We have all of our standard offerings, but we love special requests.  We will try our best to make it happen whether it is changing something small to personalize an item we make, asking us to make something they’ve seen on the internet or Pinterest, or coming up with a completely original idea.

Just last night we completed a special order on our O in Ohio Sign.  The right image is our standard sign.  The left one we were requested to put a star where the hometown of the intended recipient is while he is stationed away with the Coast Guard.  Little touches like that are what we love.

If you have any ideas or see something you want further customized please let us know.  We love creative customers and making unique and personal gifts.