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Welcome to Hanna’s Handiworks Showroom Series, where we bring bits of our wholesale showroom experience to you! With an overview of our pricing structure, and featuring a few of our top-selling Christmas items, learn more about what it’s like to shop with us in person without ever having to visit a showroom. For more information and to view our full product line, please visit us at www.hannashandiworks.com

HOW TO SHOP

APPLY FOR A FREE RETAILER ACCOUNT TODAY

Hanna’s Handiworks, LLC is a wholesale company, selling to the licensed retail trade only. Registering for an account with us is simple and free, but you will need to provide us with a current copy of your business’s state sales & use tax license, city or county business license, international sales tax certificate, reseller’s permit and/or FEIN to complete your registration. We do not require minimum opening orders or set requirements on reorders, but we do sell in minimum quantities specified per item. To learn more about registering for a retailer account or to apply now, click here.

HOW TO LOGIN TO SHOP

After your registration information has been verified and approved, you will have access to view our pricing and sales information, browse our digital catalogs, manage your shipping addresses, and buy from us online. If you need to reset your password, please follow the instructions found here.

VISIT US AT ONE OF OUR NATIONAL MARKET EVENTS!

Nothing beats seeing our products in person, and we invite you to visit us at one of our national market events! We maintain permanent showrooms at market locations across the United States, including: Las VegasDallasAtlantaMinneapolis and Kansas City. In addition to our permanent showrooms, we also maintain booth space during the Philadelphia Gift Show. To view our show calendar or make plans to attend any of these market events, please visit our Events Calendar for more information and links to show details, or call us toll-free at (800) 899-7009.

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NEW! This August we are offering VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS from our Atlanta Showroom, August 13-18, 2020, and our Las Vegas Showroom, Augst 30-September 3, 2020 to enrich your summer market experience.

If you would like to shop either of these showrooms from the comfort of your own home or business this month, we invite you to set a Virtual Showroom Appointment with us, with hourly appointments available during each show daily between 8am-5pm via FaceTime (Apple IOS) or Google Duo (Apple IOS and/or Android) (both apps are free).

To schedule a Virtual Showroom Appointment, please email us your preferred date and time of day (morning or afternoon) or call us at (800) 899-7009 and ask for Shea. To book your appointment, we must have the cell phone number you will use for your video call. Slots are limited and virtual appointments are set first-come, first-served, so please contact us at your earliest convenience and we will do our best to get you scheduled. We look forward to serving you!  

Showroom appointments can be made to shop with us in person. Please call us at (800) 899-7009 or email shea.r@hannashandiworks.com to schedule your in-showroom appointment today. All in-showroom shoppers are required to wear a face mask or proper face covering while in our showroom, as well as respect and observe social distancing protocols. We have worked hard to ensure you have a clean, safe and sanitary environment to shop in and these protections will help us all.    

Questions? Please email us at wecare@hannashandiworks.com or call us at (800) 899-7009 to learn more.

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We’ve updated our website to bring you a more secure and expedited shopping experience. Please note, these improvements require the use of supported web browsers as outlined below. Follow these tips to ensure the best Hanna’s online experience.

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Clearing Your Web Browser’s Cache and Cookies

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Welcome to Hanna’s Handiworks Showroom Series, where we bring bits of our wholesale showroom experience to you! With an overview of our pricing structure, and featuring a few of our top-selling Christmas items, learn more about what it’s like to shop with us in person without ever having to visit a showroom. For more information and to view our full product line, please visit us at www.hannashandiworks.com

HOW TO SHOP

APPLY FOR A FREE RETAILER ACCOUNT TODAY

Hanna’s Handiworks, LLC is a wholesale company, selling to the licensed retail trade only. Registering for an account with us is simple and free, but you will need to provide us with a current copy of your business’s state sales & use tax license, city or county business license, international sales tax certificate, reseller’s permit and/or FEIN to complete your registration. We do not require minimum opening orders or set requirements on reorders, but we do sell in minimum quantities specified per item. To learn more about registering for a retailer account or to apply now, click here.

HOW TO LOGIN TO SHOP

After your registration information has been verified and approved, you will have access to view our pricing and sales information, browse our digital catalogs, manage your shipping addresses, and buy from us online. If you need to reset your password, please follow the instructions found here.

VISIT US AT ONE OF OUR NATIONAL MARKET EVENTS!

Nothing beats seeing our products in person, and we invite you to visit us at one of our national market events! We maintain permanent showrooms at market locations across the United States, including: Las VegasDallasAtlantaMinneapolis and Kansas City. In addition to our permanent showrooms, we also maintain booth space during the Philadelphia Gift Show. To view our show calendar or make plans to attend any of these market events, please visit our Events Calendar for more information and links to show details, or call us toll-free at (800) 899-7009.

Posted by & filed under Showrooms & More.

Welcome to Hanna’s Handiworks Showroom Series, where we bring bits of our wholesale showroom experience to you! With an overview of our pricing structure, and featuring a few of our most popular Christmas items, learn more about what it’s like to shop with us in person without ever having to visit a showroom. For more information and to view our full product line, please visit us at www.hannashandiworks.com

HOW TO SHOP

APPLY FOR A FREE RETAILER ACCOUNT TODAY

Hanna’s Handiworks, LLC is a wholesale company, selling to the licensed retail trade only. Registering for an account with us is simple and free, but you will need to provide us with a current copy of your business’s state sales & use tax license, city or county business license, international sales tax certificate, reseller’s permit and/or FEIN to complete your registration. We do not require minimum opening orders or set requirements on reorders, but we do sell in minimum quantities specified per item. To learn more about registering for a retailer account or to apply now, click here.

HOW TO LOGIN TO SHOP

After your registration information has been verified and approved, you will have access to view our pricing and sales information, browse our digital catalogs, manage your shipping addresses, and buy from us online. If you need to reset your password, please follow the instructions found here.

VISIT US AT ONE OF OUR NATIONAL MARKET EVENTS!

Nothing beats seeing our products in person, and we invite you to visit us at one of our national market events! We maintain permanent showrooms at market locations across the United States, including: Las VegasDallasAtlantaMinneapolis and Kansas City. In addition to our permanent showrooms, we also maintain booth space during the Philadelphia Gift Show. To view our show calendar or make plans to attend any of these market events, please visit our Events Calendar for more information and links to show details, or call us toll-free at (800) 899-7009.

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Our second Small Business Story comes to us from Debbie Gaydos of Shopaholic Home Decor and Gifts in Enterprise, Alabama. Debbie shares with us a whimsical tale of moose who make a difference by not just enchanting her community, but by bringing joy into the lives of others.

From Debbie:

THE MOOSE STORY

When Shopaholic opened 5 1/2 years ago, I wanted it to be a place that had items no one else had, and that those items were part of a story.  We started with a lot of repurposed furniture, vintage items, and local handmade gifts so the stories came easy.  As time moved on and trends changed, we became more of a gift center but the one thing that remained the same was that our customers still wanted a story.

After opening that March, I visited my first international market that July because I had to order for Christmas. While walking through one of the beautiful showrooms, I saw a wall of Christmas Moose! Every one of them had a different look: clothes, crazy hair, googly eyes, sitting, standing, laying, tall and short.  They made me laugh immediately, such joy!  I got 50 of them.  The moose arrived October 15th and the story began.

The moose were brought in to help us get ready for Christmas. They were to stock, price and assist with holiday set-up. Some of the moose were very tall and seemed a bit more mature than the others.  We called these moose the Elders, and the Elders would get the other moose ready for the season. We even staged phtos with the small moose on the floor and the Elders standing on chairs providing sound guidance and council. The plan was easy: If all went well, each moose would be adopted and in a new home for the holidays. 

One of the moose suffered a broken neck and he would often fall on the floor.  I took pictures of him and he became my first big story: He had obviously been drinking at night and not working at all! We went through the entire Christmas season with the shenanigans of a moose named Otis (from the Andy Griffith Show).

The day after Christmas I put Otis by the back door to take him home and a lady came in and wanted to adopt him! That year all of our moose were succesfully adopted and each year since, the number of moose adopted has increased, the stories have gotten bigger, and now the moose are known as Christmas Moose with Personalities!

By the third year we featured over 250 moose and again, they lasted in-store less than a month. We had actual adoption certificates and everyone began to register their moose on our Facebook page so we could continue to track the moose after their adoption (there are hundreds of moose all over Europe, and in every one of the 50 States). That year we also began to give moose away to families who couldn’t afford to adopt them, but we didn’t talk about it until this year.

This year I decided that maybe by us keeping it private we were missing an opportunity to grow this action. It was like a Hallmark story!!! We got in over 600 moose in October and only have a few left. When people found out what we were doing they would call or come in and buy moose only to hand them right back to us to simply give away. This year we were able to donate to Family Services/Toys for Tots and 23 private families that our customers nominated to receive a moose—and we aren’t finished yet.

This town and the people in it continue to amaze me and touch my heart in a way I never dreamed, and they remind me that when we all work together, it truly is a Hallmark moment.

So, our story with the Christmas Moose continues… If you walk into Shopaholic you will probably hear us talking to them. A man came in the other day and said, “You talk to these moose as though they are real.” I looked at him, smiled and said, “I will have to pretend you didn’t say that!”

Special thanks to Hanna’s Handiworks for carrying the best moose ever!!

Debbie Gaydos

Shopahlic Home Decor and Gifts, Enterprise, Al 36330

Help Us Celebrate Small Business Across America

If you are an active customer of Hanna’s Handiworks and own or manage a small business, we want to hear from you with your stories, photos and/or plans for the future. We will regularly feature a small business customer who is actively pursuing their goals and dreams. Have a small business story you’d like to share with us? Contact Us to get started.

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Our first Small Business Story comes to us from DeEtte Bailey of Gifts & Things in Holdrege, Nebraska. What makes DeEtte’s story so amazing is how she and her team grew a sales rep’s idea into a united, community movement to show appreciation for their area’s first responders, medical personnel and nursing home residents.

From DeEtte:

It started about a month before when one of my sales reps, Ganz Midwest CBK – Peg Carlson shared an idea with me from another gift shop in another state. They were selling de-stressing bags to give to healthcare workers in their community. The wheels started to turn, so I shared the idea with David, Morgan and Christi, and the brain-storming began. The idea turned into Blessings Bags, and this is where it all started . . .

Our first goal was to create 620 bags to go to the local hospital, medical clinics and nursing homes. David and I started making phone calls (we didn’t want to advertise the project as we wanted this to be a surprise for all of our essential workers), and the response was overwhelming from both businesses and individuals wanting to sponsor the bags, and the project just kept growing. To support other, locally-owned, small businesses in Holdrege, we purchased and included items from four area businesses: Hilsabeck Sporting Goods Co. | The 308 Boutique | Stephanie’s and Sun Theatre.

This is when the real work began: organizing and assembling all of the bags! We had no idea how many healthcare and frontline workers were in Holdrege. 810! WOW, and YES ~ we learned a lot! We could not have accomplished this without our employees, some of our former employees, and of course, my mom and dad.

With each Blessings Bag a hand-written card was attached with the name of the business or individual who sponsored it. On May 1st, we delivered 810 Blessings Bags to ALL of the employees at the following: Phelps Memorial Health CenterPhelps Medical GroupPhelps Memorial Therapy CenterFamily Medical Specialties, Holdrege VA ClinicHoldrege Memorial HomesChristian Homes Care CommunityRuralmed Management ResourcesTwo Rivers Public Health DepartmentHoldrege Pharmacy, Fulmer U-Save Pharmacy, the Holdrege Housing Authority, the Holdrege Volunteer Fire & Rescue SQD, the Holdrege Police Department the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nebraska State Patrol (Holdrege).

We want to say a HUGE MEGA THANK YOU to all of the businesses and individuals who sponsored each and every bag. Without you, we would not have been able to show our essential workers how much we appreciate all they do for OUR Community! So much of their work is done behind the scenes and goes unnoticed.

Also a BIG shout-out to The Holdrege Police Department for the Police Escort to two of our biggest deliveries: Phelps Memorial Health Center and Holdrege Memorial Homes! And we can’t forget Brian Gnuse from NTV, thank you for following us all over Holdrege.

DeEtte Bailey, Gift & Things

505 West Ave., Holdrege, NE 68949

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Help Us Celebrate Small Business Across America

If you are an active customer of Hanna’s Handiworks and own or manage a small business, we want to hear from you with your stories, photos and/or plans for the future. We will regularly feature a small business customer who is actively pursuing their goals and dreams. Have a small business story you’d like to share with us? Contact Us to get started.

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When you make plans to shop our Kansas City Showroom, you’re visiting more than just our home office, you’re visiting the Greater Kansas City Metro. With that in mind, our friendly tour guides have compiled a list of the Top 11 Things to See and Do Around Kansas City while shopping with us in beautiful Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Our Kansas City Gift Show is for licensed retailers only, but our Sample Store will be open to the public during this time. Hours run 8:30-4:30 daily.

1.
Kansas City’s National WWI Museum and Memorial is a must-see for visitors, history buffs and patriots alike. The picturesque grounds include the Liberty Memorial and the Museum hosts varying events and exhibitions throughout the year. For more information, contact:
NATIONAL WWI MUSEUM and MEMORIAL
2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64108
816.888.8100
Summer Hours
Open Daily, Memorial Day – Labor Day
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Sunday – Friday)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Saturday)
2.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is Kansas City’s top destination for art lovers and culturists alike. Located just off Country Club Plaza in the heart of KC, the Nelson-Atkins features indoor and outdoor galleries, exhibits and events, and includes works of art from the ancients to modern masterpieces. General admission is free and offers visitors an unprecedented adventure:
THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM of ART
4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
816-751-1278
Hours
Mon: 10 am–5 pm
Tues: CLOSED
Wed: 10 am–5 pm
Thurs – Fri: 10 am–9 pm
Sat – Sun: 10 am–5 pm
3.
Today’s art lovers will enjoy a visit to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Located in the heart of Kansas City and within walking distance of the Nelson-Atkins Museum and Country Club Plaza, the Kemper Museum offers visitors a unique glimpse of modern art. General admission is free. For more information including current events, contact:
KEMPER MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY ART
4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111
816-753-5784
Hours
Tues–Wed 10–4
Thurs–Fri 10–9
Sat–Sun 10–4
Mon Closed
4.
Encompassing 15 city blocks, 100 shops and 30 restaurants, Country Club Plaza has been Kansas City’s premier shopping and dining district for over 95 years and is the largest contiguous master-planned community in the country. A walking tour of the Plaza’s open-air gallery allows visitors to view romantic Spanish architecture and European art including over 30 fountains, sculptures and murals:
COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA
47th and Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64112
816-753-0100
Hours
Mon-Wed
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thu
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri-Sat
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sun
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Restaurant and store hours may vary.
5.
Tired of driving and walking? Rent a well-maintained, pedal bicycle through RideKC Bike, a program of BikeWalkKC! With BCycle stations located along major points of the city, riders can take in the sights and sounds of KC in 30-minute (or more!) increments. RideKC Bike is a great way to get in tune with the city and its neighborhoods, as well as travel to points of interest throughout the day. Find more info here:
RIDEKC BIKE
Station Map
6.
Home to the region’s largest farmers market, Kansas City’s historic City Market is a self-contained mecca of deliciousness and fun, boasting an eclectic mix of regional foods, international flavors, retail shopping, specialty grocers and restaurants. With so much being offered, we recommend you check out their website, as well as the market area map and their Events page too:
CITY MARKET
5th & Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64106
816-842-1271
Hours
Farmers Market
Sat & Sun
Merchants, Restaurants & More
Open daily; restaurant and store hours may vary.
7.
While visiting City Market, we recommend taking a walking tour to explore the entire River Market Neighborhood. In addition to quaint streets, loft apartments, eclectic shopping and fine/casual dining, River Market leads to the Town of Kansas Bridge, where romantics can bring padlocks and seal their love along select portions of Missouri River overlook fencing. With both stairs and an elevator leading to ground level, visitors can instantly connect to Kansas City’s Riverfront Heritage Trail, a bi-state, biking/pedestrian trail with panoramic views leading to and beyond Berkley Riverfront Park. Learn more by visiting: 
RIVER MARKET – TOWN OF KANSAS BRIDGE 
Interactive Area Map
Driving Directions and Map
Kansas City, MO 64106
Open daily; restaurant and store hours may vary.
8.
Circling around River Market and making a scenic trip through downtown Kansas City all the way to Union Station, the KC Streetcar is a free mode of transportation when your feet, legs and tires have had enough. Jump on board at any one of the 16 route stops, and ride Kansas City’s most unique form of climate-controlled, public transportation!
KC STREETCAR
Streetcar Route
Hours
Operates Daily, with Adjusted Holiday Schedule
9.
A trip to Kansas City isn’t complete without a photo next to one of the city’s most iconic sculptures, The Scout statue. Perched hilltop, overlooking downtown KC from the sprawling, 176-acre Penn Valley Park, The Scout sculpture depicts a Sioux scout on horseback and was dedicated in 1922. Open to visitors during park hours, we invite you to learn more about this statue here:
THE SCOUT
Penn Valley Park
W 31st St and Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, MO
Hours
5am-Midnight Daily
10.
Known as one of the great BBQ cities in the US, the Kansas City Metro has HUNDREDS of mouthwatering barbeque options city-wide. Whether your taste ranges from savory to sweet, or smokey to extra hot, no visit to the area would be complete without sampling at least one of the many BBQ joints found on top city BBQ lists. A mainstay of Midwestern cuisine, taste for yourself what all the Kansas City BBQ fuss is about!
Read More Here:
The A-Z List of Kansas City’s Barbecue Restaurants/Food Trucks
BBQ Restaurants in Kansas City
Kansas City’s Best Barbecue Restaurants Showcase Beloved Traditions
Here’s Where You’ll Find the Best BBQ in Kansas City
BBQ Restaurants Lee’s Summit
11.
Home to Hanna’s Handiworks, LLC, Lee’s Summit, MO is nestled along and throughout the I-470 corridor, in the southeast corner of the Greater Kansas City Metro. With a bustling, historic downtown designated as both a National and State Accredited Main Street Community, Lee’s Summit offers visitors and residents an array of attractions and events from retail therapy and fine/casual dining, to free events/concerts. We invite you to see what makes Lee’s Summit such a great city to work, visit, play and live!
Learn More About Lee’s Summit:
City of Lee’s Summit
Lee’s Summit Tourism
Downtown Lee’s Summit