So there we are in the Shoprite supermarket. I'm looking for a Snoopy-adorned Valentine box of candy to put away for a neighbor's child who is now into all things Charlie Brown ever since watching A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS for the first time last year.
That's when I spot them:
Elmer's Chocolates, made in the USA since the 1850's, has reproduced
"vintage" Valentine cards on the covers of their 99 cents
little boxes of chocolate. (Click on the photo.) It goes without saying that the elves and I
would have bought these just for the boxes! (We did.) The fact that the
chocolate was also pretty good was a bonus. Needless to say they're going
fast. We'll be adding these to the "real vintage"
Valentine's boxes we've been collecting for years--and may even make
our own using images from our vintage Valentine's Day card collection
You can find blank/unfinished cardboard candy boxes @ many of the shops on ETSY: http://www.etsy.com/.