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Put Some Bling In Your Stocking This Holiday Season

Nov 1, 2006

OAK BROOK, IL – Bling in the holidays with Sharpie® to create one-of-a-kind crafts, gifts, cards, decorations and more. Here’s how to ho-ho-ho your way through the holidays with Sharpie:



My Tube

Choose from among Sharpie’s 34 bold colors to decorate a roll of solid colored wrapping paper (tissue, crepe, foil, vellum, craft paper - gift bags too). Use a stencil or cookie cutter, trace a hand, shoe, leaf, key or other object to create a personalized motif. Tip: Use the wrapping paper tube as a gift box to hold artwork, then wrap the tube using your new Sharpie “signature” gift wrap.



Sharp Cookie

Give the gift that won’t get lost – Sharpie personalized markers imprinted with the name of your choice on the marker barrel. Use personalized Sharpies to make a statement or as a calling card with business associates. Smart shoppers give personalized Sharpies as gifts for friends, family, co-workers – great for those hard-to-buy-for teens. For a stocking stuffer with a personal touch, go to sharpie.com to order.

Sharp Bookie

Sharpie-created bookmarks are a good bet for gift-giving. Make your mark by doodling the usual suspects - dogs, stars, hearts, swirls - or exercise your inner artist and take a stab at recreating art from one the masters (go online to download inspirations). Tip: Use the Sharpie as the bookmark. Just clip it to the page.

Color Me Sharpie

Use a Sharpie to embellish a pair of socks, t-shirt, sneakers, cloth headbands, belts, backpacks, aprons, pictures frames, and more. Kids can make special keepsakes for mom; teens can “Write Out Loud!” their favorite expressions; moms can create a “family” of T’s – one for everyone in the brood.



Ring in the Bling

Use a Sharpie Metallic silver marker to ring in the New Year. Add some bling to the New Year by creating a silver celebration of party ware – decorate glassware, placemats, votive holders, candlesticks, party hats, favors and more. Tip: Use a paper tablecloth, then give guests a pack of Sharpies as table favors so they can write their resolutions as they count down the New Year. Use Sharpie Metallic silver to personalize holiday cards too.



Keeper Cards

Design your own “keeper card.” Use Sharpie markers to create personalized greeting cards, the kind that won’t wind up in the waste basket. Kids can create personalized cards for classmates. Kids Tip: Whip up a mod mosaic in minutes by holding a bundle of Sharpies in your hand and drawing circles on circles.



For more information on the above Sharpie-inspired creations, see the attached instructions, or go to sharpie.com.



About Sanford®, Maker of Sharpie®

For more than 40 years, Sharpie has been the popular brand of permanent markers long-associated with the autograph experience. Sanford, maker of Sharpie, is a Newell Rubbermaid company, a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and marketing of writing instruments, art products and office organization, including such well known brands as Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, DYMO®, Parker®, Waterman®, EXPO®, Foohy®, uni-ball®, and Rolodex®, among others. Sanford makes more than 6,000 products, ranging from markers, pens and pencils to professional art products, fine writing instruments and office organization products. Visit sharpie.com for more information.

For more information contact Susan Wassel at 630-481-2018, or email media.relations@sanfordcorp.com