IDEAS & LINKS: HOW TO DISPLAY PENNY POEMS
Date Posted: 20:33:45 02/24/04 Tue
Subject: Penny Poem Question
I have a question regarding penny poems...How do you package them? I think the penny poem for teachers would be great for Teacher Appreciation Week or end of the year gift. I would like to try to "market" them at our school but not sure how. Would like something that I can use for all the penny poems. Thought about a small plastic zip bag, just not sure how well that would look. Open for suggestions. And thanks. I know you ladies and gentlemen will come up with some great ideas.
[> Re: Penny Poem Question -- valerie_nyr4, 21:45:03 02/24/04 Tue 
I print the poem(vary the colors) on cardstock...I'll get as many as I can on one sheet...just enough so there is room to cut out the poems with decorative scissors...
I leave a margin on the left side...I'll cut small pieces of ribbon and fold them(like the Avon pink ribbon)...in the center I'll glue a brand new penny...
Then the poem is placed in a 3x4 craft bag...sometimes I'll use the larger bags...
Will try to get a photo to you tomorrow..
Hope this helps..
[> [> Re: Penny Poem Question -- Connie, 22:10:25 02/24/04 Tue 
I like to do the poem in a note card with the penny in a crocheted circle on the left inside (found the crochet instructions on this site many months ago)- and the verse on the right inside of the card. I have been using blank note cards with picture on front and adding the verse printed on parchment to the card then I have an envelope to give it in. I also like to use a penny from the year I am giving the penny if possible. Although I did one for my neice's wedding but could not find a 2004 penny after going to the bank several times the bank tellers said they may not be in circulation yet this year. Just my 2 cents.
[> Re: Penny Poem Question -- BarbS, 08:08:37 02/25/04 Wed 
The 2004 pennies are hard to find but it seems that the banks are the last to get them. Found that last year when I was looking for the 2003. I was at Home Depot the other morning and found a roll. They were more than happy to sell them to me. Walmart had some too. What I do is when I'm paying for something, I check out the drawer and if I see a roll with the ends "curled" under exposing the face or back of the penny, I'll ask if they're 2004. It's still hit or miss that they're 2003 or 2004. If it's a roll with the ends flapped over, they're rolled by an individual and not at the treasury.
[> Re: Penny Poem Question -- valerie_nyr4, 18:03:29 02/25/04 Wed 
Yes, those 2004 pennies are elusive...
I just exchanged 20 rolls of 2003 for 2004!!!..Wal Mart was happy to oblige...now I can begin my graduation, wedding and baby pennies...
Funny how the big corps can get them and the banks have to rid themselves of the 2003 first...lol..
Re: penny poem needed -- Louise, 10:59:13 07/28/03 Mon 
Could someone tell me for the penny poems and key poems do you attach them to something or how do you make the whole thing. I did a penny in a little bag with a little verse but these verses all seem quite large.
[> Re: penny poem needed -- gingergirl, 12:11:28 07/28/03 Mon 
Louise, sometimes I do a book mark with the penny attached and for one of the key poems I framed the poem and an old skeleton key.
I'm going to use the halloween Penny Poem on a business card to hand out to the kiddies.
[> Re: penny poem needed -- Candy, 13:05:23 07/28/03 Mon 
I was going to do the teacher penny poem and the bus driver one like I do a marble magnet. I have been selling the "lost your marble" for a long time. I print it out on a 3 x 5 blank index card, then laminate it, glue a small magnet on the back, and a marble on the front. These sell well for me.
[> Re: Penny Poem Collection -- gingersnap, 19:37:44 07/10/03 Thu 
7th one down............
[> Re: Penny Poem Collection -- gingersnap, 17:10:05 09/18/03 Thu 
I thought I would add this here..An idea for the Lucky Pennies......
Lucky Penny Pin
http://familycrafts.about.com/library/p ... spenny.htm
Date Posted: 18:31:50 06/28/04 Mon
Subject: ??? for all you KEY and PENNY sellers
I never could get people (shoppers at boutiques) interested in pennies and Keys, so have been reluctant to keep trying. Can you help me understand how you display and sell them to get attention. I think they are really cute. I must not be displaying them correctly. Any and all help would be appreciated. So many of you say they are great sellers for you.
Thanks in advance.
[> Re: ??? for all you KEY and PENNY sellers -- Skylar's Mom, 19:21:25 06/28/04 Mon 
How are you displaying them now?? This might help us know what kind of advice to give you. I display all my survival, gag gift type kits on metal racks that I bought from a store that was going out of business. It is just perfect. Let us know and see how we can help.
[> Re: ??? for all you KEY and PENNY sellers -- linne, 20:16:36 06/28/04 Mon 
I am presently putting a mix of types in a basket on a table. I have a 'lucky penny' sign. I do put them is plastic bags with a topper on the bag.
[> Re: ??? for all you KEY and PENNY sellers -- julie, 10:15:08 06/29/04 Tue 
I have mine in their own baskets.One has graduation, one has the friendship, and one has sister keys.I laminated the type and attached it to a clothes pin which sticks out of the back.I have them sitting in the front of the booth.On my other gags i have them in their own seperate baskets inside on large basket.I do not do the pennies as they have not sold well for me.