What are Personalised Balloons?
Sending personalised balloons as gifts is not a new phenomenon, however they are still quite unknown to the market.
When we first launched we were really surprised at the reaction to our gift balloons. People were surprised at how long they would float for and the fact that they could be posted out fully inflated to the recipient.
This is because our personalised gift balloons are not made from the traditional latex balloons that we have become accustomed too and which generally last a day.
They are made from a thin plastic membrane which allows the balloons to float anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks and sometimes more. The balloons are filled with ordinary balloon gas.
Because of the special membrane of the balloon we are able to apply a personalised message to the balloon.
What types of personalised messages are put on the balloons?
So we get requests for all sorts of messages. “Happy Birthday”, “Congratulations”, “New Baby” “Get well soon”, “New Home”, “Welcome Home” to name a few.
The major days such as Valentine’s day, Mothers day and Fathers day are very popular. We are inundated on Valentines day.
Another popular time our gift balloons are given is when there has been the arrival of a new baby.
We have a large selection of feathers which we use in or balloons. Soft pink and soft blue are the most popular, however mint green, and pale yellow feathers are often asked for too.
How are the balloons sold?
We sell our balloons through our on-line store here: https://www.grapefruitballoons.co.uk/gift-balloon-box/
Gift Balloons in a box is a term that is widely used to describe these products. You simply select one of our designs and tick the box which allows use to write the message you would like to appear on the face of the balloon. There is an additional cost to have this service. In the personalisation box you enter your message. This is capped at 35 characters.
You can then select the date you would like the recipient of the gift to receive their balloon.
We deliver to almost every address in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland). We are unfortunately unable to deliver to the Channel Islands (Jersey & Guernsey).
We can also send to a business address and a wedding venue too, making sure that the person’s name and if applicable their department is clearly specified to ensure speedy delivery.
Our balloons are sent out first class by royal mail delivery.