Katy Entrepreneur Offers Hassle-Free Holiday Gift Wrapping Services

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Katy-area holiday gift wrapping service, vlm creative, takes the hassle out of a big part of holiday preparation, wrapping gifts. They have embraced convenience with mobile onsite services as well as pickup and delivery of skillfully- and beautifully-wrapped holiday gifts.

Vivian Mora is wrapping hundreds of presents this holiday season. However, family and friends will not be on the receiving end of most of this handiwork. Vivian runs vlm creative, a newly-launched custom gift wrapping service that is scheduling appointments and taking holiday orders through December 19. After that, maybe friends and family will be the focus of this Katy-area businesswoman's skills.

Vivian has 20 years of professional and personal gift wrapping experience. While attending college, she was introduced to professional gift wrapping "by fire" as she puts it during one very busy holiday season working for a major retailer. With a life-long creative streak, Vivian states that this turned out to be a match made in heaven.

Mora describes the gift wrapping service as hassle-free because customers only need to call in to set an appointment! Pickup, wrapping, and dropping off are all handled by vlm creative. To take this even further, a customer can also schedule an associate to come wrap gifts onsite! Vivian states that the pace of the world today is making this type of convenience more commonplace. Working from her home office in Cinco Ranch, she manages the service and her associates from a virtual workspace. "We go to the client whether it is at the client's home, place of work, or sometimes the local coffee shop! They've called us because their days are already full. We take this one, BIG item off their plate," Mora explains.

"The customers are mostly local (from Katy and surrounding areas) and usually have more gifts to wrap than they have time available. Many are moms, like me, who work really hard to provide a great holiday experience for their families. They are desperate for help during this time of year. It's also the guys who can pick a great gift but just can't tackle wrapping it properly," Mora said. Mora believes that a thoughtful gift deserves more than to be tossed into a gift bag. She states that the real purpose of a gift bag is to hold beautifully wrapped gifts.

vlm creative wraps gifts in one of 15 paper choices (including crisp white, red, or blue) and each is accessorized with a bow and a gift tag. Because trends fluctuate, several new paper choices are rotated in throughout the season. "What we are seeing again this year is the use of colors not traditionally associated with Christmas or Hanukah, such as the chocolate with pink or light blue and more use of black and white designs," commented Mora. Clients who have their own supplies are able to schedule an associate to provide wrapping services only. We do everything possible to remove the stress around this holiday task and get it checked off our client's "to-do" lists. We even shop for clients who have specific wrapping paper color preferences based on their holiday décor!

Prices range from $3 for a small jewelry-box size gift to $15 for packages about the size of a standard moving box. More elaborate designs and larger gifts are quoted individually. Packages are picked up for free in Katy. The pickup/delivery charge for areas outside Katy (West Houston, Cypress, Spring Branch, Memorial, the Galleria, Richmond, and Sugarland) is $20. Most requests can be completed within one to three days, depending on the number of gifts.

Although the demand is greatest for gift-wrapping services during the holiday season, vlm creative offers services year-round for birthdays and other special occasions. 5% of vlm creative's holiday sales profit goes to sponsor riders for the MS 150. More information can be found on the service's web site at http://www.vlm-creative.com.

Vivian Mora is a Katy entrepreneur, business consultant, and a volunteer with Katy ISD's Seven Lakes High School and Creech Elementary where she has taught Junior Achievement for the past two years. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Katy Sunrise. She owns and operates vlm creative (http://www.vlm-creative.com) and Mora&Associates HR Search and Consulting firm.

For more information, press only: Maxine Bowen, Public Relations, (662) 428-9541

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