Monday, December 30, 2013

Busy Bee

We hope you enjoyed a peaceful and family filled Christmas, filled with those you love, celebrating the birth of our King. We enjoyed our Christmas, with each other and family nearby and far-away. Let me tell you skype is a beautiful thing!

For Christmas we like to make presents, but we don't always succeed. Our brothers aren't really the crafty type...but this year Nathania and I had the opportunity to make a Christmas present for our brother, Aaron who sells honey. Currently he only sells honey to his friends and coworkers, and he is working on expanding his hive, but we thought a little marketing wouldn't hurt.

So what did we do? We made him labels to put onto the lids of his jars. He calls his hive the Innes Street Honey Farm...and he only puts the harvest date on to determine a naming. Andy took a picture of Aaron and was able to edit it until it was more of a black outline. Aaron is very recognizable as he has a very large beard, and we wanted to include that in his label.

I went to Office Depot and got a set of Avery labels that would fit on the top of a four ounce mason jar--the size Aaron uses--and then went to the Avery website to create the design.  It was super easy to use. I was able to fit the writing to the circular label and download the picture we wanted to use very easily.

These were two versions I came up with before I decided on one. But it only took a little bit of time to come up with a couple of versions. 

The printing was a bit trickier. I would print out a couple of trials on a scratch piece of paper if you don't want to waste any labels--it doesn't always line up with the labels and you may have to adjust the settings a bit.

This was our final product:

We hope Aaron likes them and uses them as well.


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