Finding A Way To Stand Out In The Crowd: Personalized Candy Wrappers For Christmas

christmas cardsIf you have friends and family that you know that you will not get a chance to see during the holiday season, then you already expect that you will get some kind of Christmas card or message from them.  The more people you know, the more cards you get, and the cards all start to run together.  That is the biggest problem with Christmas cards: everyone sends them, so they have become clichéd to the point of becoming a nuisance.  What you need is some way to stand out from the crowd and make your Christmas message a little more special, and one of the best ways to do that is with personalized candy wrappers.

What is a personalized wrapper?

The personalized candy bar wrapper is an addition that you can make to a traditional candy bar that will transform it from a simple piece of candy to a message of love to those that you care about.  On the wrapper you can print the same message and photo that you would have sent with your Christmas card, but instead of being just another envelope that will be opened and the card discarded, your candy bar will capture the eyes and the stomach.  Your loved ones will really appreciate the extra effort that you made to make their holiday season a little brighter and they will think about you whenever they eat a candy bar during the holidays.

How much do they cost?

Creating a personalized candy bar wrapper does not have to cost a lot of money, and the cost of the wrapper itself is lower than the cost of most cards.  Printing and shipping costs for the wrappers runs less than a dollar a wrapper, usually with a minimum order of between 12 and 24 wrappers.  You will need to add in the cost of candy to go inside the wrapper, but if you purchase the candy in bulk, the total cost for the candy bar will be are $1.75 for each wrapper that you send out.

How do you I get started?

The first thing that you need to do is create a list of all the people that you want to send bars to, and how many bars each person is going to get.  Next, you need to find an online printer or store that creates custom wrappers for you.  There are several sites, such as iCandy and Bunny Prints that offer the service, though some sites have limitations on how much you can customize the wrapper and what you can include.  Since this is Christmas time, and you will probably want to send a picture of the family with the wrapper, it is a good idea to choose a company that will allow you to upload your own photo for your custom creation.  After you have ordered the wrappers, you need to make sure you have the right size for the candy bars and go purchase them from a bulk retailer, such as Costco or Sam’s Club.  This is the best way to get a good price on candy, though you might also want to check with a local convenience store to inquire about special orders at cost.  Finally, once the wrappers arrive, get started on wrapping your candy right away so that you do not have to worry about the candy melting or getting damaged.  The project may take a full afternoon, depending on the number of bars that you are sending out, so make sure that you have plenty of time before you get started.

Sending personalized candy bars is a great way to spread Christmas cheer and stand out from the pile of Christmas cards that your loved ones will be getting all season.  With the right customized wrapper you will bring a smile to the face of those that you love and a little joy to their stomachs as well.

I am Sandy Moon, and I wrote this article to discuss how to make custom candy bar wrappers for Christmas.  My family loves to send wrappers this way, as it allows us to surprise each other with special chocolate treats as well as holiday wishes.  I have found that going to has been a life saver.  At I can create my custom wrappers in a matter of minutes, and they are affordable and very easy to use.  I strongly recommend them if you are starting out with custom candy wrappers.