It was “a normal Tuesday morning” for Teresa Sear, owner of Expressions card and gift shop in Haddington, Scotland – and then the phone rang. Tim West, Second Nature’s sales manager started the call by asking Teresa how her day was going, to which she replied: “It’s been fairly quiet so far.” There was certainly some noise made when Tim shared the good news that Teresa had won a £10,000 dream holiday of her choice anywhere in the world. The names of all indies who placed an order for Second Nature’s new products by the end of January (and paid to terms) were entered into the holiday prize draw with the lucky winner being picked by PG’s Jakki Brown on the Second Nature stand on the first morning of Progressive Greetings Live.
When asked where she would most like to go, Teresa’s initial reaction was “Bali or the Madives” but her children are now applying pressure with their priorities. “I have been looking on endless holiday websites for inspiration. My kids are very excited and have plans for unlimited ice cream on an all-inclusive somewhere fabulous!” said Teresa.
More winning moves
There were plenty of other ‘winning moves’ from other exhibiting publishers who made the recipients very happy with their respective competitions and prize draws. Here are just a few of them…
Carte Blanche – Two giant Tatty Teddies
Cherry Orchard – £250 of holiday vouchers
Portfolio – First prize: A carriage paid order. Two runners-up prizes: 36 free Father’s Day cards
Deckled Edge – A beautiful framed canvas print
The Imaging Centre – First prize: £200 worth of free print; Second prize: £100 worth of free print; Third prize: £50 of free print
Gruff Pawtraits – A photographic shoot of your dog
Top: Teresa Sear outside Expressions saying a big thank you to Second Nature.