Andrea Schroder of BRAVO's Top Design Shows Economical and Creative Solutions for Holiday Decorating with Everyday Supplies
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 9, 2008--Staples
Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today unveiled its first-ever holiday window
display - created entirely out of office products - at a Staples store
in New York City. From paper
clips as ornament hangers to shredded construction
paper as tinsel, Staples shows just how easy and economical it is to
use office products to decorate this holiday season. Staples is teaming
up with Andrea
Schroder, featured designer on BRAVO's Top Design, to create
the innovative and eye-catching display. In the spirit of giving, all
the supplies from the window will be donated to Boys and Girls Clubs of
America after the holidays.
Staples' unique window display, located at 1065
Avenue of Americas, contains everything from trees created solely
to ornaments made from paper
clips and push
pins, to tech
products sold exclusively at Staples. The simple holiday decorating
ideas created by Schroder provide inspiration to families to get in the
holiday spirit by using office products to create simple, colorful
holiday decor at home.
"My goal was to create a dramatic and inspiring window that proves you
don't have to spend a lot of money to decorate for the holidays," said
Andrea Schroder. "With a touch of creativity, holiday decorating can be
as easy as using steel paper fasteners and brass head closures found at
Staples to create a decorative snowflake."
"The Staples holiday display window reinforces to our customers that we
offer a wide assortment of holiday decorating tools and gifts for any
budget this season," said Mark Mettler, senior vice president of
merchandising for Staples. "We want to help customers find economical
ways to keep the holidays bright this year. Our window display offers
inspirational solutions - and it's just plain fun."
The following easy holiday decorating ideas, developed by Schroder and
showcased in the Staples winter wonderland window, turn office products
into festive holiday decor.
-- Ice Skate Ornament: Cut a boot out of a laminated file folder and attach
a giant colored paper clip to the bottom.
-- Crystal Ball Ornament: Push clear push pins into a ball of model magic.
Attach a white string and hang from the tree!
-- Fun & Easy Garland: Fasten paper clips together and then string on
colorful key tags to create garland for the tree.
-- Gingerbread Man: Cut a gingerbread man figure out of cork and decorate
using stickers and bright pens.
-- Decorative Angels: With four coffee filters, two straight pens and one
key tag halo create a decorative angel in no time!
for even more news and photos, and www.andreadschroder.com
for easy holiday decorating tips.
Last-Minute Gifts Made Easy
In addition to holiday decor ideas, other ways Staples is helping to
make the holiday season easy this year is by offering a variety of
affordable gift options for family members, friends and co-workers. To
help with the last-minute rush, visit any Staples stores or www.staples.com
for products under $20, $50 or $100.
Gift It for Free Sweepstakes
To further help consumers out in today's tough economy, Staples is
giving away up to $50 million in product this holiday season. Through
it for Free" sweepstakes, Staples is making holiday shopping easy
for its consumers by giving 10,000 customers a chance to win their
entire purchase (up to $5,000) for free! The sweepstakes runs through
Dec. 24, and anyone is eligible by entering the code on their receipt at www.giftitforfree.com.
No purchase necessary. See Official Rules for details.
About Andrea Schroder
Andrea Schroder, a competitor on season 2 of BRAVO's Top Design,
is blessed with an innate eye for beauty and has more than 15 years of
personal and professional experience in design. She has built and sold
more than 15 custom homes, as well as remodeled residential and
commercial real estate including two movie theaters, a historical
building with loft apartments and a barn.
Staples, the world's largest office products company, is committed to
making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products,
including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With
$27 billion in sales, Staples serves businesses of all sizes and
consumers in 27 countries throughout North and South America, Europe,
Asia and Australia. In July 2008, Staples acquired Corporate Express,
one of the world's leading suppliers of office products to businesses
and institutions. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986
and is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples
(Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
CONTACT: For Staples
Michelle Riley, 312-988-2294
Katie Sullivan, 508-253-0879