Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Carolina Pad Gift Pack Review and Giveaway!!



When you think of Carolina Pad, you may think it's just school supplies-boring old notebooks and folders. Not so! Carolina Pad has beautiful products that range from notebooks and pens to mini photo albums, calculators and even laptop totes! 
My gift bundle!
I was sent a Carolina Pad gift pack for review, and I really love my new accessories! My gift pack included 2 Mini Albums (1 from the Hot Chocolate collection, and 1 from the Pattern Play) and an Ideal Book in the Whimsical Flower collection.  The mini albums are very cute, and each hold 14 photos. They are expandable, and have a little loop so they can be hung on the wall, etc. I love that these are compact, yet will hold 14 full-size photos! They are a great size to slide in your purse, and have a full collection of pictures to show off! The Hot Chocolate is a fun mix of chocolate brown, pink, orange, blue, green and purple stripes. A very bright, fun pattern! The Pattern Play is pastel blue, pink, purple, green and sea green stripes. Very pretty, in a quieter way than the hot chocolate collection!


The Ideal Book is 120 college-ruled pages, and is divided into 3 sections with 2 tab dividers. It also has a double-sided pocket inside as well, to hold any important cards, papers, stickers, etc. The cover has bright flowers, and is another fun pattern! I started using this for Bible study notes, and it is the perfect notebook! It's smaller than a normal size notebook, which means it's easy to fit in my bag. 


I love the stylish look of these 3 pieces. They're fun and girly, and look much nicer than just a plain old notebook or photo album!


"The Carolina Pad story begins in 1945 in Charlotte, North Carolina. That’s when Joseph K. Hall Jr. and several business associates managed to scrape up enough money and equipment to launch a school supply manufacturing company. Joe had been operating Hall & Morris, a school supply wholesale business in Belmont, North Carolina. The new company, Carolina Pad, offered composition books, notebook paper, primary tablets, pencils, crayons, and other school supplies. A former teacher, principal, and coach, Joe was excited by the new company’s offerings. 


Carolina Pad continued to sell school supplies in the market formerly serviced by Hall & Morris. But since it was now in the manufacturing business, Carolina Pad had a lot more products to sell. To get an edge over larger, more established counterparts, Joe sold products directly to schools in the Carolinas and Virginia — often out of the back of his truck! 

In 2000, Carolina Pad helped transform the stationery industry. How? By introducing fashion school and office products!

In the 1980s and 1990s, Carolina Pad, like many other paper product manufacturers, faced the twin challenges of declining profit margins and stiff competition from overseas. When 
Clay Presley joined the company as president in 2000, he quickly realized that business as usual was not an option. To survive, Carolina Pad needed to map out a new course.

So the company shifted its focus from manufacturing products to designing them. Carolina Pad was the first company to add fashion to school and office products. Clay, who bought majority interest in the company in 2003, also expande
d operations internationally, opening offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong."

The Carolina Pad gift packs would make a great gift this holiday season. Whether it's for your child's music teacher, the mailman, or a close friend, I know any recipient of one of these packs will be thrilled!

Carolina Pad is giving a $25.00 Gift Code to one of my readers!
(Note-If you have won a Carolina Pad giveaway in the past 90 days, you are not eligible for this contest).

Mandatory Entry-
Go to the Carolina Pad Store and tell me one item you'd get if you won!

Bonus Entries-
2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Follow me (
Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once every 7 days, which means a total of twice during this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.

1 entry-Follow Carolina Pad on Twitter. Leave me a comment.

1 entry-"Like" Carolina Pad on Facebook. Leave me a comment.

1 entry-Go to the Carolina Pad Store and tell me your favorite Gift Bundle.

This giveaway ends Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer:I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Carolina Pad website.

76 comments:

  1. I like the Holiday Memory Organizer.

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  4. like carolina pad on fb - deborah t

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  5. My fave is the hot album chocolate gift set

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  6. entered custom creations blanket

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  7. I love these items: Hot Chocolate Desk Calendar, Times Square Binder in Squares and the Whimsical Flower Ideal Book in red.
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  11. My favorite gift bundle is the Carolina Pad Gift Pack - Set 1
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  12. I would get the Kaleidoscope 18-Month Planner
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  21. I would love to win this giveaway!! I really like the Inspirational Floral Journal. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  22. Follow on Twitter-kingsdaughter24

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  23. Entered the Nicene Brands giveaway also.

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  24. Also entered the Savvy Cents giveaway.

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  25. I like the Christian Lacroix Fashion Sketch Layflat Notebook. Not because I sketch or draw but because I thin it's neat and cute. Lol.


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  30. I follow Carolina Pad on Twitter.

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  31. I like Carolina Pad on Facebook.


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  32. My favorite bundle is the Simply Chic Bundle. My daughter would love that.

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  41. entered cold stone creamery giveaway

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  42. i'd buy the hot chocolate photo album
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  49. i love the hot chocolate gift pack!
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