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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.


Capturing a Snow Flake

I used to have a teacher who told me that each person’s handwriting was as unique as a snowflake.  At the time I thought she was just telling me that to make me feel better about my horrible handwriting.  However looking back her snowflake analogy was perfect.  We use our handwriting to make our mark on the world before we melt away.

This Christmas season we were given the chance to help a friend keep the memory of her mother in law alive through a recipe card.   She found three of her MIL’s favorite recipes, scanned them, sent them over to us, and we were able to laser engrave it on a cutting board to create the perfect gift.   As the recipients opened their gifts tears flowed and it was truly a Christmas gift to remember.


We’d love to do more of this work so please feel free to contact us if you want anything a loved one has written transferred to a cutting board or other item.  Email us today at littlefoxengraving@gmail.com if you have an idea of something you want done and we’ll try our best to make it happen.