Graphic designer makes it possible for Doncaster children to have a special Halloween at home

Halloween is not likely to feel normal this year but a graphic designer from Doncaster is making personalised sweet boxes for children so that they can celebrate the occasion in the safety of their homes.

Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 12:30 pm

Government guidelines and social distancing mean that the annual tradition of Trick or Treating will likely be missed this year.

But Abbi Woolsey didn’t want children to miss out on celebrating the occasion and so has come up with a plan to make Halloween feel special.

Abbi, 22, said: “A lot of kids don’t really realise what’s going on or understand why they can’t do the fun things they did last year.

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Halloween boxes come in orange, black and white.

Abbi has a background in graphic design and so is putting those skills to use to make personalised boxes filled with sweet treats.

Parents can order boxes with ghosts, bats, pumpkins and of course their child's name.

There are multiple font styles to choose from as well as colour schemes of orange, black and white.

Abbi Woolsey started her business during the first lockdown as she wanted to brighten up events.

The boxes come with a selection of Halloween stickers, a whistle, a chocolate lolly as well as a wide variety of sweets.

A personalised box with all the treats costs £5.99 but if you want to buy the box to fill with your own choice of sweets it’s £2.99.

“It’s all about creating excitement for the kids in a different way this year.”

The boxes include a variety of treats from packets of sweets to glow sticks and spooky stickers.

Her business named Cuts and Shapes is based out of her home in Cusworth and was launched during the first lockdown.

“I started because I wanted to bring some colour and fun to celebrations that might have been dulled down due to the current circumstances.

“I’ve made vinyl signs to stick in windows for birthdays and anniversaries.

Boxes including treats are £5.99 or personalised boxes without treats are £2.99.

“I’m also branching out into interior design with wall art that can be both permanent and removable depending on the customers wishes.”

You can find out more about Cuts and Shapes and the Halloween boxes here.

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