One of the things I'd like to do here is give you some behind-the-scenes insight into how our gift catalog comes together. Ronnie Kell is the Creative and Merchandising Director, the creative genius behind our product line and catalog. He oversees everything from sketch to final product. I asked him to share with you his inspirations behind the look and feel of the fall 2009 gift catalog that hit mailboxes this week, and this is what he had to say:
Fall is one of my favorite times of year. The air is chillier, the leaves are changing, and colors are bright and warm. Fall invites you to settle in, curl up and enjoy the comfort of being home: bright fireplaces, the scent of spice, colors of persimmons, squash, straw, woods, and mums—these images are a feast, like autumn on a plate.
At Mrs. Fields® Gifts, we have brought autumn into our products to give you the warm feelings of home. Cookies are a warm reminder of home and when you ship any of our gifts, your loved ones can enjoy the luxury of home, no matter where they are.
Fall also brings the fun, ghoulish times of Halloween. Your home becomes a magical place of ghosts, goblins and ghouls. Jack ‘o’ lanterns line the walk, mums are scattered in between fallen leaves and witches fly from tree to tree.
There are no tricks to our treats. We have developed one-of-a-kind items that conjure up ghoulish fun for your friends and family. These gifts are made to make you smile and enjoy life together with family and friends. In fact, you’ll notice that every character in our Halloween line—from witch to ghost to vampire bat—is smiling. Smiles are what we’re all about.
In one way or another, we all understand the hard times the world is going through right now and our gifts are a perfect way to give a joyous smile to a loved one in need, a sweet way to show you care. Cookies give people a moment in time that is theirs to enjoy. I hope that you enjoy our collection as much as I do.
Wishing you the best,
Creative and Merchandising Director Mrs. Fields® Gifts.
Thank you, Ronnie! The catalog is beautiful!(Are you on our mailing list? Request your catalog here.)