Today I’m giving you a sneak peek into my craft retreat weekends showing you why people think they are a very special reason to celebrate! Below you’ll find a video of me opening the goody bag that everyone receives when they come to Retreat.  You can also see the pillow gifts I give them during the weekend. I love delighting my customers with gifts, and I spend a lot of the year thinking up what I could add to their pillow gifts next time around. Yes, I am already thinking ahead to our Christmas Retreat in October! But first, back to this weekend…

A Very Special Reason to Celebrate Egg Carton LargeWhat is a Pillow Gift?

It’s a very special reason to celebrate! Pillow gifts are not always left on your pillow, but that’s where the idea comes from. Exceptional hotels leave gifts for their customers on the pillow during the turn down service. Stampin’ Up! does the same for every Incentive Trip attendee too. We come back to our rooms to find little (or large!) gifts have been placed on our beds. Over the years Stampin’ Up! demonstrators like me have decided to extend this idea to our customers!

A Very Special Reason to Celebrate

During a weekend Retreat guests receive one in their room on the first night and then throughout the weekend I give them more for each class session (this requires some help either from the Spring Fairy or Father Christmas and his elves!). I love seeing the delight when my guests see a little, beautifully wrapped gift on their workstation.

A Very Special Reason to Celebrate Egg Carton CloseThis year the Retreat focused on the Special Reason bundle and the Love Sparkles stamp set and over the coming weeks you’ll get to see some of the projects I designed for them. When it came to the gifts, I decided to use the same colours of the retreat but use the new Eastern Palace suite to show off what a great bundle it is. I love how they turned out. Watch the video to see more!

Eastern Palace Goodies

If this has made you want to come on a weekend retreat with me, then I have a few spaces left on my October 6th – 8th weekend this year. It will be a Christmas focused retreat to get you ready for the big day! Email me at for all the details and payment options. Read more about my retreats on my Retreats Page – click here.

A Very Special Reason to CelebrateI would love to have a very special reason to celebrate with you at our next weekend retreat!
All the products used to make the pillow gifts are shown below (please note some are on the Retirement List and may no longer be available to order).

Crafty hugs, Pip x

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