A Box of Beans for Any Occasion
Posted on 8.29.12
Story by LEAH SHAPIRO | Photos from BOX OF BEANS
Longer-lasting than a bouquet of flowers and more colorful than a box of chocolates, the edible art of Box of Beans makes a practical gift or fun decoration for any occasion. “It’s surprising what you can do with a bunch of dots!” exclaims owner and artist Cher Columbus who arranges small, clear, plastic vials filled with jelly beans, chocolate gems or a mixture of both to create 3D letters and pictures. With an online catalogue of over 1000 images and 18 flavors, select a design worth a thousand words. Or customize your order by sending Cher a picture to re-create. With dozens of tubes of delicious treats to go around, this is a gift that keeps on giving.
“Box of Beans really can be for every event, every occasion, and every age,” explains Cher, a graphic designer. Similar to a Lite-Brite, each box filled with the colored tubes forms an image from a bird’s eye view. Best viewed from a bit of a distance, these boxes can be placed together to create larger scenes or sentences. From marking holidays and other celebrations to decorating corporate events and large social gatherings to thanking everyday acts of kindness, these gifts provide a playful way to show you care.
Don’t wait until Valentine’s Day to give candy. For this upcoming fall season, send a leaf, pumpkin, turkey, or mountain range. A personalized note and ribbon are attached to each box, which can be shipped to you or straight to the recipient. With guest-oriented service, Box of Beans processes orders quickly, using same-day shipping when possible. And with the target date feature, you can place your order in advance and have your Box of Beans delivered on the special day of your choice. Get holiday and birthday shopping done early without even leaving your home!
Appealing to both eyes and mouths, a full spectrum of color is available in the chocolate gems and gourmet jelly beans. Some bean flavors include root beer, boysenberry, and cranberry. The boxes come in small, medium, and large sizes with dimensions being 6x8, 8x12, and 12x12, measured in tube counts. There are eight to ten beans per tube, which act like pixels to form the image.
Box of Bean’s design versatility means endless possibilities year-round. Although each is a work of art, the candy is meant to be eaten! Recipients can enjoy the bigger picture, then put a vial in their purse or backpack to go. Cher can even place a sticker with your business’s logo on the side of each vial to make your company really stand out at a convention. Recycle the empty vials or reuse them to store vitamins, beads, or other small items.
As a special promotional offer for The Laurel of Asheville readers, you can get $10 off a purchase of $50 or more now until the end of the year. Just type in the promo code LAUREL12 at checkout.
From cupcakes and smiley faces to baby carriages and champagne glasses, Box of Beans has created delicious gifts for every day of the year.
For more information or to place an order, visit online at boxofbeans.com or call 855.255.7552.