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The Chief Tormentor

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Are You Paying Attention Out There?

Wow! Have you seen all those great deals Steve and Paula have been cooking up for you? Between the 50/50 deals and the Wacky Weekend offers you could do all your holiday shopping in one fell swoop! Make that list, Naughty and Nice, and get all your shopping done now while the deals are hot!

The Gift that Always Fits

garden-splendors-puzzle

Perfect For Anyone

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, Any Day!!

If youíre like most people†youíve got someone on your gift list†that can be tough to shop for. It†could be because theyíve already†got all the latest gadgets or maybe†itís because youíre just out of ideas.

The great thing about puzzles†is they always fit. Weíve got every†style of art imaginable, something†for every skill level.†Whether youíre†introducing a young†child to the world of†puzzling or choosing†something for your†great grandmother,†we have just what they need.

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You Did This For Me?

Never underestimate the†power of making someone feel†special. Who†wouldnít be thrilled†to see the special†pieces you chose to†have cut into their†puzzle? A boy with a†soccer ball or a girl†on a pony. A woman with a trowel†or a man with golf clubs. Weíll cut†a bride and groom for the lucky†couple or a person in a cap and†gown for the graduate. No matter†the recipient or occasion, we can†help you create the perfect gift that†will be enjoyed for years to come.

Be Unique

Everybody brings a bottle of†wine to the neighborís house when†invited for dinner. How†many business card holders†does your boss really need?†Do you honestly think the†friends who hosted you at†their lake house really want†another dust collector?! Donít†be like everyone else. Surprise your†friends and boss with their very†own Stave Puzzle. Youíll be the first†in the office to get promoted and†youíll be receiving more invitations†than you can handle. I promise.

Jennifer

Puzzling: It’s Good for Everyone!

Painting Party

Did you know we offer Kid Kut puzzles? If you have†a youngster whoís not quite ready for our regular†piece size of 2 pieces per square inch, weíll cut larger†pieces for them. Give us a call for piece size options†and pricing. Theyíre great for the older generation,†too.

Feel like a trip to the city but donít want to leave the†country? Give Central Park Sunday a try. Youíll enjoy†the hustle and bustle without ever leaving home!

Central Park Sunday

Take Notes!!!

We got quite a laugh the other day when H.S. of Waltham, MA., called with a request. ìCan you tell me†what the names are of the four puzzles I bought last November?î It seems that when he received the†Christmas gifts he tucked them away to put under the tree the following month. And then he promptly†forgot about them! The puzzles were discovered just the other day at the top of a closet, nicely wrapped and†awaiting their debut. Hereís where it gets funny. Mrs. S. wonít let him open the puzzles. She says heís got to†save them for this Christmas! Not being totally sure what he had ordered, he gave us a call so he didnít†accidently order the same things this year. I told Mr. S that I wouldnít want to live at his house. It would†drive me crazy knowing there were gifts tucked away, just waiting to be opened. He said he was going to†start working on that. After all, Fatherís day is coming right up! The moral of the story? Open your puzzles†up as soon as you get them!!!

More Holiday Goodies for the Stave Puzzles Gang

THANK YOU John, Karen, Katie and Jack from Virginia Beach. 25 small bags of “Home Cooked” Virginia peanuts, one for each Staver ….. AND one big tin of peanuts for The Chief Tormentor…. love those crunchy, salty peanuts!

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And THANK YOU Peter and Barbara from MA. Hand-crafted 7-layer bars lovingly made by Barbara!! YUM!

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Yum-Yum Time in Staveland

This is the time of year when we are running on vapors, working 7 days a week to craft so many beautiful puzzles for Christmas delivery.† What keeps us going are the sweet-treats from sweet customers that arrive almost daily. WOW! we really appreciate them.

The top photo shows a ‘ton’ of M&M’s from John P. in Summit, New Jersey…. THANKS, John!

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The bottom photo shows a big box of Enstrom’s Almond Toffee from Patsy in Chicago. Talk about Wicked… yes, both Patsy and the chocolate. THANKS, Patsy!

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Sweet Treats from a SWEET Customer

Last week we got a whole bunch of chocolates from Kelly who said:† “We just wanted to thank you all for all the fun we have had with all of the puzzles this year and for the exceptional customer service.”† Now that’s SWEET! † Thanks, Kelly!

PS: From left to right: Jenn, Tammy, Chief Tormentor, Bree.

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Are You Paying Attention Out There?

Wow! Have you seen all those great deals Steve and Paula have been cooking up for you? Between the 50/50 deals and the Wacky Weekend offers you could do all your holiday shopping in one fell swoop! Make that list, Naughty and Nice, and get all your shopping done now while the deals are hot!

The Gift that Always Fits

garden-splendors-puzzle

Perfect For Anyone

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, Any Day!!

If youíre like most people†youíve got someone on your gift list†that can be tough to shop for. It†could be because theyíve already†got all the latest gadgets or maybe†itís because youíre just out of ideas.

The great thing about puzzles†is they always fit. Weíve got every†style of art imaginable, something†for every skill level.†Whether youíre†introducing a young†child to the world of†puzzling or choosing†something for your†great grandmother,†we have just what they need.

ship-of-dreams

You Did This For Me?

Never underestimate the†power of making someone feel†special. Who†wouldnít be thrilled†to see the special†pieces you chose to†have cut into their†puzzle? A boy with a†soccer ball or a girl†on a pony. A woman with a trowel†or a man with golf clubs. Weíll cut†a bride and groom for the lucky†couple or a person in a cap and†gown for the graduate. No matter†the recipient or occasion, we can†help you create the perfect gift that†will be enjoyed for years to come.

Be Unique

Everybody brings a bottle of†wine to the neighborís house when†invited for dinner. How†many business card holders†does your boss really need?†Do you honestly think the†friends who hosted you at†their lake house really want†another dust collector?! Donít†be like everyone else. Surprise your†friends and boss with their very†own Stave Puzzle. Youíll be the first†in the office to get promoted and†youíll be receiving more invitations†than you can handle. I promise.

Jennifer

Puzzling: It’s Good for Everyone!

Painting Party

Did you know we offer Kid Kut puzzles? If you have†a youngster whoís not quite ready for our regular†piece size of 2 pieces per square inch, weíll cut larger†pieces for them. Give us a call for piece size options†and pricing. Theyíre great for the older generation,†too.

Feel like a trip to the city but donít want to leave the†country? Give Central Park Sunday a try. Youíll enjoy†the hustle and bustle without ever leaving home!

Central Park Sunday

Take Notes!!!

We got quite a laugh the other day when H.S. of Waltham, MA., called with a request. ìCan you tell me†what the names are of the four puzzles I bought last November?î It seems that when he received the†Christmas gifts he tucked them away to put under the tree the following month. And then he promptly†forgot about them! The puzzles were discovered just the other day at the top of a closet, nicely wrapped and†awaiting their debut. Hereís where it gets funny. Mrs. S. wonít let him open the puzzles. She says heís got to†save them for this Christmas! Not being totally sure what he had ordered, he gave us a call so he didnít†accidently order the same things this year. I told Mr. S that I wouldnít want to live at his house. It would†drive me crazy knowing there were gifts tucked away, just waiting to be opened. He said he was going to†start working on that. After all, Fatherís day is coming right up! The moral of the story? Open your puzzles†up as soon as you get them!!!

More Holiday Goodies for the Stave Puzzles Gang

THANK YOU John, Karen, Katie and Jack from Virginia Beach. 25 small bags of “Home Cooked” Virginia peanuts, one for each Staver ….. AND one big tin of peanuts for The Chief Tormentor…. love those crunchy, salty peanuts!

2912blog51

And THANK YOU Peter and Barbara from MA. Hand-crafted 7-layer bars lovingly made by Barbara!! YUM!

2912blog52

Yum-Yum Time in Staveland

This is the time of year when we are running on vapors, working 7 days a week to craft so many beautiful puzzles for Christmas delivery.† What keeps us going are the sweet-treats from sweet customers that arrive almost daily. WOW! we really appreciate them.

The top photo shows a ‘ton’ of M&M’s from John P. in Summit, New Jersey…. THANKS, John!

2912blog41

The bottom photo shows a big box of Enstrom’s Almond Toffee from Patsy in Chicago. Talk about Wicked… yes, both Patsy and the chocolate. THANKS, Patsy!

2912blog42

Sweet Treats from a SWEET Customer

Last week we got a whole bunch of chocolates from Kelly who said:† “We just wanted to thank you all for all the fun we have had with all of the puzzles this year and for the exceptional customer service.”† Now that’s SWEET! † Thanks, Kelly!

PS: From left to right: Jenn, Tammy, Chief Tormentor, Bree.

Choc1