Monday, July 16, 2012

Gifting Genevieve Gorder of HGTV

Anyone else an HGTV junkie?  If so, then you know Genevieve Gorder who started out on Trading Spaces years ago and is currently an interior design panelist on Design Star.  She has a midwestern charm and a distinguishing eye for design.  But, did you also know she grew up in Minneapolis?  She went to South High School not far from where my studio is.

Genevieve is the latest celebrity The Artisan Group is going to gift with handmade items.  I've been a member for a while waiting for an

                             opportunity to 'gift' someone I admire.  Genevieve was the perfect choice for me, given her connection to Minneapolis and her background in interior design.  So I chose to make her special giclee card prints of my Minneapolis Minnehaha Falls and Stone Arch Bridge landmarks and create special packaging for her.  I bought an orange card box at Paper Source and added a special message inside the lid saying "To Genevieve, With Love From Your Hometown" and description of my gift.

This will be sent to her in a gift bag along with 29 other artists from around the country who are members of The Artisan Group.  These gifts are promotional opportunities for us to reach people outside our normal networks.  There are also opportunities to gift at large events like The Emmy's or The Country Music Awards.  If you are interested in learning more about The Artisan Group, you can follow this link.

There are no promises we'll hear from those we gift, but I'll keep you posted if I hear back from her.