Spotlight: December 6, 2010 – Essential Packaging Store

Monday, December 6th, 2010

If you want to add a little extra spice and pizazz to your gifts this holiday season, you need to head to the Essential Packaging Store in Cloverdale. It is a dreamland of boxes, ribbons, wrapping paper, accents, shred, bags and other packaging. Whether you are wrapping cookies, clothes, toys, or even gift cards, this awesome shop has everything you need!

Owner Anna Ludwinowski and her husband David purchased the Essential Packaging wholesale business in 1995. Their business was with corporate clients who were ordering custom-print packaging, ribbons and other specialty packaging (a division of their company that is still booming today). Crafters caught wind of this great local business and started to make requests, although they would need only a few pieces at a time. Anna recalls selling pieces from half opened boxes under their desks for a couple of years, until it became clear it was time to open up a storefront.

A little over 12 years ago they opened the store in its current location in Cloverdale. Anna explained to us how much the store has grown, saying customer and staff input has really determined what they carry. Their selection is HUGE but if there’s something in particular you are seeking, they will help you find it.

Brides-to-be will want to visit Essential Packaging to see Envelopments and Invites A La Carte. Choose from a variety of colours, designs – find your perfect invitations, save the date cards, menus, placecards and more!

Make Santa’s elves jealous this year with the most fabulously wrapped holiday gifts! Even if you don’t think you can muster up enough creativity to channel your inner Martha, Essential Packaging will still make your gifts (and you!) look amazing. Their creative staff are full of fantastic ideas to help wrap up your holiday, birthday, anniversary, corporate event or anytime gifts.

We absolutely love this shop, which is one of the reasons why we asked Essential Packaging to participate in our 12 Days of Christmas in the Fraser Valley promotion. All of the donated gifts have been wrapped by their creative team. Enter to win – you’ll love your winnings for the packaging alone!

Essential Packaging Store
103-17665 66A Avenue, Surrey
Ring: 604.576.6671

Contributor: Kristi Ferguson

Kristi Ferguson is the Founder & Editor of The Pulse. Her company, Double You, offers online communications consulting, project management and event planning. Kristi is a proud mama who loves to explore, shop, laugh & create. She is passionate about promoting all things local. Twitter: @pulseblogonline @MrsKFergie

3 Responses to “Spotlight: December 6, 2010 – Essential Packaging Store”

  1. Beth says:

    Awesome store with helpful staff and ideas!
    Worth the visit!!!

  2. Tarrina B. says:

    Fantastic store. Has everything.

  3. Chrissy says:

    I fell in love with this store not too long ago…. it’s a true “gem” in the Fraser Valley. I can’t wait to go back, but may leave my credit card at home, ha ha ha!

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