California bow-maker shares Top 10 things to do with a bow this year

Holidays, People

COSTA MESA, Calif. – King Size Bows, Inc. — the Lexus “December to Remember” bow makers — are gearing up for the holiday season with new bows, new sizes and new fun ways holiday revelers within all budgets can brighten their gifts — whatever they may be — this year.

The bow business is a unique one, and one would be hard-pressed to find someone who knows it better than King Size Bows. For nearly two decades, the California-based business has been spreading joy daily with their American-made creations. Sizes range from two to 19 loops and 4 inches to 20 feet in size, while prices can be $9.99 to hundreds of dollars.

The company’s in-stock and custom bows can dress up anything from toys, beverages, jewelry and gift cards, to homes, cars, floats, appliances and tablets, to tractors, boats and bridges.

“Our clients go way beyond bows on the tree, mantle and front door one time a year,” said Amber Kingaard Hughes, president of King Size Bows. “They’re truly ‘bowdacious.’”

Top 10 things to do with a bow this year:

  1. If you like it, put a bow on it. Romantics planning to pop the question can do it with pizzazz. Rings and other small jewelry boxes can be featured prominently or secretly tucked away in a special red or pink bow designed for the special occasion.
  2. Transform customary events. King Size Bows’ exclusive bow tie was inspired by a Hollywood producer who wanted black bow tie decorations for a birthday extravaganza. The classic design can be used to add a masculine or formal feel at New Year’s parties, fundraising events, homecoming and prom.
  3. Wrap up business – or a business. Realtors use the lustrous bows to surprise clients at close of escrow. Businesses can celebrate a grand opening or create an inviting workplace with seasonal bows on doors, windows, displays, signage and reception desks. College advancement departments acknowledge alumni gifts with a big bow.
  4. Add a touch of elegance. Brides and grooms can dress up their wedding with classic bows for the pews, bridal party gifts, bouquets and fun props at the photo booth.
  5. Solve the hard-to-wrap problem. Parents who give bicycles, scooters, skateboards and motorized toddler vehicles to their kids this holiday can skip the wrapping paper by simply adding a fun bow instead. When the holidays are over, the bows can be disassembled and packed away for the future.
  6. Honor life. A newborn can be nestled in the center of a custom creation as the new arrival poses for his or her announcement photo. Subtle bows can dignify anniversary party and memorial displays.
  7. Encourage smiles. Mini bows can be used as props for holiday card photos or be worn to adorn an ugly Christmas sweater. A favorite for pet pictures and selfies, imaginative bows are also seen at Halloween and in Fourth of July parades on bicycles and wagons.
  8. Display cheerful symbols. Hospitals, libraries, schools and community centers use King Size Bows to spread holiday spirit throughout lobbies, rooms and hallways. The durable décor can be used many times.
  9. Show you care. “Welcome Home” is a gladly received greeting for a new home owner, military member or a student from college. Whether returning from a business trip, service abroad or the hospital, young and old recipients alike appreciate the universal gesture of well-wishing.
  10. Celebrate every day. For Blue Star Families, cancer survivors and warriors for various causes, each day is savored. Awareness loops are specially created for businesses, community groups, government and individuals to show their support or draw attention to issues. The newest additions to King Size Bows’ offerings include a Patriot line in red/white/blue, military colors and camouflage for all service branches, Thin Blue Line for law enforcement, and Blue Ribbon school awards.

“The possibilities are as endless as the imagination,” Kingaard Hughes said. “Our design team enjoys working with clients to add a special wow to their experience, product or business. If it’s a bow, we can make it in practically any color and a variety of materials.”

In addition to the car dealership displays, ribbon cuttings and television commercials, King Size Bows’ bows have been featured in the 2015 Consumer Reports Gift Guide, Ellen DeGeneres’ “Biggest Giveaway Ever,” and “The Price is Right” baby shower show. Their large red bows will also be featured on the holiday finale of a leading series (no spoilers!)

King Size Bows, Inc. is a woman-owned and run, made-in-America business. The 15-year-old design studio creates custom and in-stock bows for individuals, auto manufacturers and dealerships, theme parks, TV and movie prop houses, retailers and malls, developers and realtors, as well as health care providers and support groups, the military, law enforcement and educational institutions.

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