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Create A Conversation Hearts Candy Frame This Valentine’s Day!

We just love Valentine’s Day, but let’s face it, between taking your sweetheart out for dinner and all those gifts you bought, it can get pretty pricey. But one gift you can give is one your sweetie will love.  Why?  Because it’s made by…. YOU!  This easy-to-make craft is filled with sentimental value and shows that you care enough to have taken the time to create a meaningful gift that is so very special.

Now, because we’re candy people, our gift has to include candy and for this craft, we’re using Conversation Hearts. They’re the perfect ingredients to create a super cute Valentine’s Day photo frame that’s easy to make and you’ll even have some candy leftover for snacking while you’re putting it together!

Preschool Inspirations gave us the idea to share this sweet frame, so let’s see what we need to begin creating:

  • 4 Jumbo Craft Sticks
  • Conversation hearts
  • Glue Gun
  • Glossy Mod Podge (this is a sticky glue that will hold the hearts to the frame)
  • Cheap paintbrush
  • Disposable plate or something similar
  • Magnets or string to display your frame
  • A cover for your work surface to keep the mod podge off of it

Now that we have all that we need to get crafting, let’s put our Conversation Hearts Picture Frame together:

  1. Glue the craft sticks together using the glue gun
  2. Put some Mod Podge on a plate and use the paintbrush to “paint” the craft sticks with it
  3. Stick the Conversation Hearts to the frame
  4. Let the frame sit for a few minutes until the hearts are firmly in place
  5. Once the hearts are secure, paint the frame and hearts with more Mod Podge to give it a glossy finish
  6. When everything is dry, add a photo as well as some magnets or string to the back of the frame so it can be hung and displayed

Photo credit: Preschool Inspirations

If you’re not as crafty as you want to be, or just can’t seem to find any Mod Podge at your local craft store, you can simply use the hot glue from your glue gun to secure the Conversation Hearts to your picture frame.

Of course, no Valentine’s Day is complete without giving your sweetheart some sweets, so be sure to shop our Valentine’s Day candy selection to pick up some seasonal favorites.

 

Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Candy For Your Child’s Classmates

We love holidays that are deep in tradition – especially fun ones!  Valentine’s Day is one of them and it’s right around the corner.  Here at BlairCandy.com, we happily remember Valentine’s Day in school and giving each other those cartoon-style valentines with cute messages on them. Even better were the valentines accompanied by Valentine’s Day Candy we just couldn’t get enough of.

If you have kids, it’s time to keep that tradition alive and we’re here to help you out with our favorite affordable Valentine’s Day candy that they can pass out with their Valentines:

Conversation Hearts – Conversation Hearts are one of the most-loved Valentine’s Day candy selections. Simply have your child hand out a conversation heart box with each valentine, or write a sweet message on each box, and voila insta-valentine!


HERSHEY’S Kisses – Valentine’s Day and chocolate are a pairing made in holiday heaven, and what better chocolate to hand out than HERSHEY’S Kisses?  Specially packed and individually wrapped in red, pink, and silver foil for Valentine’s Day, Kisses are perfect for handing out, giving a bag to your child’s teacher, or placing in a bowl or basket for everyone in the class to enjoy.


 

Valentine Heart Lollipops  – We’re a “sucker” for a good lollipop, and we “love” themed pops for holidays and Valentine’s Day is no exception.  World-famous Charms Heart Shaped Lollipops are gussied up and ready to be handed out with a Valentine card.  Your child can even write who they’re for and who they’re from on the wrapper.  With 25 in each bag, there’s more than enough for everyone in the class.


 

Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts – The way to win anyone’s heart is to shower them with… chocolate and peanut butter, right?  Well, maybe not, but as candy lovers we know that it’s hard to resist the combination of those two ingredients and chocolate and peanut butter is always better when it’s from Reese’s!  These individually wrapped  bite-size heart-shaped chocolates are a sweet way to show your friendship.

Traditions are meant to be kept, and we hope children are giving each other valentines for years to come. Sure, the cartoons and characters on the valentines may change, but extending friendship and goodwill to classmates only creates a wonderful tradition your child can continue to pass on. Accompanying your child’s valentines with some sweet Valentine’s Day Candy only adds an extra touch of love, and we can all use a bit of that!

Four People On Your Gift List Who Would Love A Christmas Candy Box!

As the jingle bells are ringing and the wrapping paper is sparkling, our days are becoming increasingly busy during the holiday season. There are gifts to be bought, people to see, and places to visit. It’s easy to forget some of the special people on your gift list  – the people you greatly appreciate, but only see from time to time. We’re here to help you remember them on your gift list this year, and we have the so-delicious (and oh so affordable!) Personal Size Christmas Candy Boxes to gift them with!

Our Christmas Chocolate Candy Gift Boxes are the perfect thank you gift and they’re an inexpensive way for you to show your appreciation.  Available in either a Santa or religious theme box, each contains a great selection of favorite candy treats that are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

Your Child’s Boy or Girl Scout Leader
A scout leader has the innate ability to keep your child’s attention while occupying them with fun and educational activities. Your child may moan over his or her homework, but you can be sure he or she will be ready to go to boy scout or girl scout meetings each week! Many scout troops cancel meetings during the holiday season, so it’s easy to forget to gift your child’s scout leader. This year, keep a few Christmas candy boxes on hand, and gift one to the scout leader – she or he will appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Your Mailman, UPS, FedEx, and Amazon Delivery Person
Next time your online order arrives at your front door, surprise the delivery person with a small gesture of thanks by handing him or her one of our personal size candy gift boxes.  They’ll appreciate the gesture and will certainly appreciate the sweet treats inside that are perfect for their afternoon snack while on the road delivering all those packages!

Your Religious Leader
Do you attend regular religious services? Your religious leader puts a great deal of time and effort each week into creating an inspirational service, while continually extending all of himself or herself into bettering your local community. Gifting this person with a Christmas chocolate box is a thoughtful, meaningful gesture that will not be lost on him or her.

Your Child’s School Bus Driver
Doesn’t driving around all day and getting paid for it sound like a dream job? Now add forty “enthusiastic” kids to the mix and dicey winter driving conditions, and it becomes one of the most difficult jobs out there. Your child’s school bus driver has to be quite responsible and ensure your kids get to school on time, and for that, we think he or she deserves the delectable treats inside a Christmas chocolate box. It’s a small gift that really goes far in showing how much you appreciate one of the people who has your child’s safety in mind.

The Delicious History of the Chocolate Advent Calendar

Chocolate Advent Calendars are a scrumptious part of the holiday season and a time-honored tradition for most children (and adults, too!). Our chocolate Advent calendars feature twenty-four days of chocolates to open and enjoy as you excitedly count down the days until Santa arrives.

Despite their popularity, few people actually know the history of advent calendars and how they came about. So we put together the sweet details behind this unique holiday tradition.

  • Advent calendars can be traced back to the nineteenth century. German Lutheran families drew a chalk line for each day until Christmas. We bet they wished they had chocolate Advent calendars back then instead!
  • Advent “clocks” were created, featuring 24 candles, in the late nineteenth century. A candle would be lit for each day closer to Christmas. This was a common family tradition in German-speaking parts of Europe.
  • The first printed Advent calendar was created in Hamburg around 1900. Gerhard Lang is hailed as the creator of the modern-day Advent calendar, as in 1908, he made twenty-four colored pictures affixed to a piece of cardboard. A few years later, he introduced an Advent calendar with twenty-four small doors, which is very similar to our chocolate Advent calendars of today.
  • Present-day Advent calendars come in a multitude of styles, from the chocolate Advent calendars many of us are accustomed to to larger more elaborate styles filled with small gifts and sweets. In addition, some Advent calendars actually feature 25 or 26 doors, if Boxing Day is included, as well as some even extending to New Year’s Day!

This year, continue the tradition or start a new one by gifting the special people in your life with a Christmas Chocolate Advent Calendar. The holidays are a wonderful time full of splendor and cheer, and an Advent calendar helps build up the excitement and anticipation to see what Santa leaves under the tree on Christmas morning!

 

The Top 5 Christmas Lollipops For Your Family’s Christmas Stockings

Selecting the best holiday candy for your family’s Christmas stockings is a creative art – sure, it seems simple, but you need to select candy that everyone in your family will love. Christmas Lollipops are just the right size for holiday stockings, and we have a hard time finding anyone who doesn’t love a lollipop, whether they’re eight or eighty!

Our customers are always happy to share which products they love, and we’re here to share their top five Christmas lollipops with you!

#5: Candy Cane Tootsie Pop Christmas Lollipops: Tootsie Pops are one of the most-loved candies in the world, and the candy cane variation during Christmas? Oh, just a merry Christmas wonder! Tootsie Pop Christmas lollipops are just as big as their regular counterparts, but feature candy cane stripes with a delicious peppermint flavor.

 

#4: Marshmallow PEEPS Christmas Lollipops: Christmas lollipops, no matter their form, are delicious, but when you take Marshmallow PEEPS and turn them into a lollipop… we’ll the holiday can’t get any better than this.  Be sure to pick up these PEEPS on a stick for all the PEEPS lovers in your household.

#3: Charms Hot Chocolate Pops: Hot chocolate and the holidays seem to go hand-in-hand.  The cooler (cold) weather is the perfect time to cozy up to the fire with a… Charms Hot Chocolate Lollipop of course!  These pops feature a chocolate-coated shell that makes way to a delicious marshmallow center.

 

#2: Chocolate Reindeer LollipopsWhen the weather outside is frightful, we want to curl up inside with something delightful and delicious! Chocolate Christmas lollipops are shaped like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and feature double crisp chocolate for a double dose of “mmm”!

 

#1: Dum-Dums Lollipops: While not packaged for Christmas, Dum-Dums Original Pops are a customer favorite year-round – and for good reason.  These classic suckers have been around since 1924 and who doesn’t remember getting a lolli or two during a visit to the bank?  Kids all over the country, still love these lollipops and there’s no doubt they’ll be a hit in holiday stockings.

Christmas Lollipops are perfect for your family’s holiday stockings – simply select a few different varieties, and place three or four lollipops in each stocking. Sprinkle in some Christmas candy favorites like Hershey’s Kisses and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and your family will be having quite the holly jolly Christmas morning!

Crafting A Harvest Ready Brach’s Candy Corn Wreath

Candy corn is an orange, white, and yellow Halloween candy staple that many have a love-hate relationship with. Here at Blair Candy, we love grabbing a handful of Brach’s Candy Corn from our office candy bowl and snacking throughout the day.  It’s a simple candy, but so delish! Even better: candy corn is the foundation for a beautiful Fall wreath that only takes a few dollars and quality time to create.

Photo credit: womansday.com

Brach’s Candy Corn Wreath, inspired by WomansDay.com

Supplies:
    • A few bags of Brach’s Candy Corn
    • A Styrofoam wreath, about 16 inches around
    • Black duct tape
    • Hot glue gun
    • Large ribbon to hang the wreath, in a Halloween-themed color

Directions:

    1. Wrap the wreath completely with black duct tape. This will serve as your base for gluing the candy corn onto the wreath.
    2. Hot glue Brach’s candy corn onto the black duct tape in neat rows you’ll want to cover the entire front side of the wreath with the candy corn. It does take some time, but that’s why having another bowl of candy corn on hand to snack from while you’re gluing makes the time pass so quickly!
    3. Leave a space at the top of the wreath for you to secure the ribbon. We suggest an orange, yellow, or black satin ribbon. Simply tie it around the wreath and hang it on your door!

Photo credit: womansday.com

Although you can’t exactly snack on your wreath, be sure to pick up a few extra bags of Brach’s candy corn so you and your family can enjoy one of our Autumn candy favorites!

While yellow, white, and orange candy corn is what everyone is most familiar with, there are some other varieties you can use as well:

Brach’s Harvest Candy Corn
The rich brown, orange, and white colors of this candy corn will give your wreath an even more “fall” feeling.

Brach’s Bello Minions Candy Corn
Add a little mischief for your wreath by choosing a wild and wacky color with blue, yellow, and white candy corn, which just happens to be a favorite of those little Minions!

If you happen to get a lot of comments on your completed craft and friends and neighbors start asking you to make one for them, don’t worry!  We’ve got you covered with BIG bulk packages of candy corn!  In fact, big 30 pound boxes of candy corn in multiple colors (and flavors for snacking).

 

Whipping Up The Perfect Halloween Treat Bag With Popular Halloween Candy

The Halloween treat bag is simply magical. Filled with so many delicious delights, it’s a wonder we don’t make Halloween an everyday event. After all, if a simple candy treat bag can incite this much happiness in kids and adults alike, imagine what it could do if Halloween lasted more than one fantastical night each year?! That’s exactly why your Halloween candy treat bags must be absolute perfection.

No pressure!

Well, with our Halloween candy expertise and having the most popular Halloween candy lining our online shelves, we know you’ll fill your treat bags with only the best Halloween treats this year.  Sure, having a bowl of Halloween candy for your trick-or-treaters to pick from might be easier, but there’s nothing like opening a treat bag as a kid and discovering what’s inside!

Get your family together and start creating!

The ultimate Halloween treat bag should be filled with the following popular Halloween candy:

Fun Size Candy Bars: A Halloween treat bag should contain no less than three snack-size candy bars. These miniature chocolate wonders are perfect for snacking on while walking from house to house, and if the kids are feeling generous, are great for giving to Mom and Dad as thanks for helping to create awesome Halloween costumes. Pretty easy to see why they’re one of our favorite popular Halloween candy picks!

Spider Rings: The Halloween treat bag doesn’t have to be entirely candy, actually. Spider Rings and a pair of Wax Lips make Halloween even more fun, and the photos of your little ones wearing them will be so cute. Just imagine Little Miss Princess all decked out in these spooky accessories.

Halloween Lollipops: Lollipops are a Halloween treat bag staple. Yet, you can’t choose just any lollipops they need to be one of everyone’s favorite lollipops, be Halloween themed, and they need to be memorable. Of course, we’re talking about Charms Halloween Blow Pops!  These creepy treats come in special flavors just for trick-or-treat time and are sure to be a hit.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins: Yum! The chocolate-peanut butter deliciousness of Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins feels otherworldly, and a clear popular Halloween candy choice! Reese’s are a must in a Halloween treat bag, and pumpkin-shaped Reese’s are even better.

Chocolate Eyeballs: Every little ghost or goblin will admit they love to discover chocolate eyeballs in their Halloween treat bag! Chocolate eyeballs are a new popular Halloween candy, with their creepy outside and delicious inside making them anything but an eyesore!  This bag features different flavors including chocolate/peanut butter, chocolate/caramel, and chocolate/fudge.

Need more Halloween candy ideas?  Our huge candy warehouse is stocked with everything to make your home the most sought-after Halloween treat destination!

Candy Gift Baskets – The Sweetest Gift You Can Give!

We’re pretty sure you’ll agree with us when we say there’s no sweeter gift than candy! It’s just one of those things that puts a smile on your face, is everyone’s favorite comfort food, and is way better than receiving socks or a sweater.

Whether you’re looking for a candy gift basket for a birthday, wedding, thank you, or any occasion, we’ve come up with a few of our favorites available from Canterberry Gifts. Let’s take a look:

Deluxe Happy Birthday Candy Gift Basket
Here’s a tasty and fun way to celebrate a Sweet 16 or a Finally 50! This birthday candy gift basket not only contains candy favorites such as Tootsie Pops, Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, Cracker Jack, and Skittles, it has fun stuff including Silly String, candy bubbles, and musical birthday candles to really amp up the celebration.


Junk Food Gift Basket
“Junk food?” More like “snack lover’s dream!” This gift basket is full of everything we love, like M&Ms, Oreo cookies, Cheez-Its, Rice Krispie Treats, and even popcorn! It’s perfect for a thank you gift, or a sweet indulgence for yourself… just don’t eat everything in one sitting. Yeah, we know that will be hard, but save some for tomorrow!


Movie Night Gift Basket
Whether you’re planning a movie night for yourself and a few friends or giving this candy gift basket to someone special, it will feel like you’re right in the theatre! Packed inside the 2-gallon pail is a selection of concession stand size movie theatre candy including Swedish Fish, Reese’s Pieces, Nerds, Starburst, and more. Since movie night is not complete without popcorn, that’s included too!

Canterberry Gifts has other gift baskets as well including some chock full of spa products, coffee gift baskets, even meat and cheese! Be sure to check them out and send a friend a gift that’s always in good taste.

Bedford Candies Popcorn a Delicious Handmade Treat

Who doesn’t love popcorn? It’s one of those snacks that’s hard to pass up. Whether you’re grabbing a bucket before heading into the movie theatre, munching on handfuls while walking through an amusement park, or popping some at home or work for a quick snack, there’s no doubting its popularity.

While buttery popcorn is pretty much everyone’s go-to, there are times when you want popcorn that’s kicked up a bit and that’s where we can help.

Introducing Bedford Candies Popcorn! Just like us, they are a family-owned company based right down the road from us with locations in Bedford and Altoona, PA. They’ve been in the candy business since 1929 and we’re excited to partner with them to get their delicious homemade popcorn in the hands of snack lovers around the country.

Some of the flavored popcorn we now have in stock include:

Bedford Candies Chocolate Pretzel Spider Popcorn
If you’re a fan of chocolate and peanut butter, this is the snack for you! A delicious mix of caramel corn, pretzels, milk chocolate and a peanut butter drizzle.


Bedford Candies Meltie Kettle Corn
Kettle corn is known for a sweet and salty flavor, but this version takes it to the next level by drizzling the kernels with delicious milk chocolate and rich peanut butter.


Bedford Candies Pickle Popcorn
Yes, you read that correctly! Pickles have found their way to popcorn in this salty, dill flavored treat that will make your mouth water and keep you coming back for more.

These are just a few of the delicious flavors we now have in stock, in addition to cheddar, caramel, buffalo ranch, and more.

With the holidays upon us, we also have popcorn tins that feature an assortment of flavors and make the perfect gift to send to loved ones, business associates, and customers.

Be sure to check out all the varieties of Bedford Candies Popcorn by clicking here.

Sweeten Up Your Gender Reveal with Candy!

Gender reveals are all the rage right now and many have been coming up with some very creative ways to make the big announcement. From smoke bombs and confetti to cakes and pinatas, we’ve seen a lot! But, when it comes to sweet occasions like this, we can’t help but think about different ways to incorporate candy, so let’s go!

First, let’s head over to our candy by color section – the perfect spot for selecting sweets in specific colors for wedding receptions, bridal showers, birthday parties, class reunions… and gender reveals!

Of course, we have a great selection of pink and blue candy perfect for the occasion, many available in bulk for satisfying the sweet tooth of a small to large gathering.

Pink and blue mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Hershey Kisses are perfect for putting into large clear pedestal jars or bowls. They come in 5lb bags so there’s great for filling up these large types of containers, and let’s be honest… nobody is going to pass up one of these classic chocolate treats.


We all know that kids just love lollipops so why not include these as part of your gender reveal to welcome in your new addition! Whirly Pops are available in, you guessed it, pink and blue. You can even tie a little tag onto the lollipop’s stick with your family name and date of the party so your guests can have a keepsake of your special day.


Another candy that goes great in clear display containers are pink and blue chocolate balls. They can also be used as small party favors. Take a small amount and put them into a small clear drawstring bag, tie the top with a pink or blue ribbon, and voila!


There’s also large gum balls and some classic candies such as pink and blue rock candy sticks and the ever popular candy sticks that bring a bit of nostalgia to your party.

Whether you’re hosting a gender reveal party or another event and you’re looking for creative ways to incorporate candy, just head over to our candy by color section to pair sweets with your company, sports team, high school, or college’s colors and wow your guests with a sweet surprise.

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