Event souvenirs are little tokens to commemorate not just a special occasion but are tangible messages of gratitude from the hosts to their very important guests. It is therefore essential to pick the perfect gifts that will encapsulate those precious memories without having to break one’s bank account.
Crystals are one of the most luxurious gifts one could share, but very intimidating to the wallet. Well, not quite. Successful entrepreneur Helen Tan, has channeled her fancy for crystals to a business that offers crystal-like souvenirs to its clients. “During a trip to the US, I already saw it sparkle from afar.” Helen remembers. “I was amazed with the beauty of these crystals, which were actually fiber glass with a different etching to it. I felt the need to bring these to the Philippines.”
And her gut-feeling was right. Coming home, she searched shops, bridal fairs, and other possible locations where similar products were sold but to no avail. This sparked an idea for Helen. She says, “I even told husband, ‘It will be a challenge to introduce these unfamiliar items to the market… oh di pauso natin ‘to.”
She admits to having a tough start which included having to import very costly materials from abroad. But soon after, she was able to outsource local suppliers for her company aptly named, Crystallize Souvenirs. Being able to offer the next best thing to crystal, Helen’s creations soon became a must-have souvenir or giveaway for weddings.
Helen asserts, “It’s a simple process. First, clients approve the lay-out that they want then it’s off to production where fiber glass is etched with the custom-made design. We then package it accordingly, attach thank you cards, and deliver them. Our clients don’t have to worry about a single thing.” Helen’s best-sellers include the oval-shaped crystal which was the giveaway that actress, Gladys Reyes chose for her wedding.
The media caught up with the rave and started to feature Helen’s Crystallize Souvenirs in their programs and publications. To name a few, Helen has been covered by: “The Morning Show” of NBN, “Liga ng Kababaihan” of QTV, Radyo Negosyo” of DZMM, and several wedding publications. Helen’s now definitely a household name when it comes to elegant giveaways for weddings, corporate events, debuts, anniversaries, and birthday celebrations.
And with the presence of Crystallize Souvenirs’ in the Internet such as in 88DB.com, , Helen now reaches clients from all over the world. “Brides from the US and the UK have already purchased my products for their weddings. It’s amazing how the World Wide Web helps me promote my business to a global level,” Helen declares.
Helen actively participates in bridal fairs and has a showroom at her residence (by appointment only). So now, deciding on which luxurious souvenir to giveaway for any occasion is just crystal-clear.
For elegant crystal souvenirs, contact Crystallize Souvenirs here.