Monthly Archives: February 2013

Idea of the Month – Pink Elephant Sculpture

Pink Elephant Sculpture

Just when I think I have heard everything, something new comes out of the blue that I wasn’t expecting. That happened early this month.

“Hi, do you have pink elephants?”, the caller started out saying……The answer was “no, not at the moment and I am not expecting any, but how can I help you”

We both laughed and then she told me she needed a pink elephant sculpture for an event she was having.

Her event was a 4 part series titled “The Elephant in the Room”. It was how people didn’t deal well with certain subjects and were afraid to talk about them.

After talking for thirty minutes, I told her I would call her back within the hour with a price if I could make one.

The picture above is our interpretation of a pink elephant. I hope you like it as well as she did………She was so pleased with the first design she ordered 4 of them.

So challenge us with something I have never done before.


The Lighter Side:

This months jokes are cornier then all get out. So just enjoy and see if you can guess the right answers, if not ask a six year old ………. Snickering here, big time.

1. What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic?

2. What do you get from a pampered cow?

3. What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?

The answers are below the next article.


Helium – The Saga Unfolds

Generally, I am not into or don’t believe in conspiracies. On the subject of Helium I am a true believer of a conspiracy. I believe the Helium industry  not the suppliers to most balloon companies are in cahoots.

Since I have been in the balloon decorating business for over 20 years, I think I have a clear understanding of the Helium industry.

When Congress authorized the privatization of the Helium Reserves there was a lot of questions on how this industry would be run. Fears and doubts the balloon industry would be treated fairly was a major concern. Some of our worst fears have been realized. Price gouging or fixing.

We have been lied to about Helium shortages, pipeline failures and plant upgrades. All in the name of excessive price increases by the Helium industry.

Last fall my supplier told me, we would have three price increases in the year 2013. The first being in March or April, I was stunned and surprised at how someone could know when they would increase their prices so far in advance.

The industry had a plan to increase their profits. Well folks they have done just that. Just like clock work the first price increase has been announced for March.

A whopping 37 per cent increase. No justification to the reason why the increase, just that it will take place.

Now as a small business owner, I can’t eat a 37 per cent price increase, so I am sorry to say, I will have to raise my prices beginning in March. I will try to continue my practice of being reasonably priced.

Naturally I won’t raise my prices 37 per cent, because Helium is just part of my supplies. But there will be increase for sure, I am not sure how much yet. Balloons by Absolute Value has always tried to be affordable and the best value in Denver for balloon decor. We will continue to strive to do that in the future.

Stay tuned as the Helium industry will surely have more price increases in the future.



The Lighter Side Answers:

1. What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic?
       Answer: Sanka

2. What do you get from a pampered cow?

       Answer: Spoiled milk.

3. What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?

       Answer: A nervous wreck

How did you do, maybe next time you will use a six year old as your lifeline. Chuckling, just a little


Idea of the Month: Valentines Day

We are nearing the busiest single delivery day of each year, Valentines Day. Absolute Value is not traditionally a balloon bouquet delivery service.

For one reason or another most people don’t think of having balloons delivered to their loved ones except on this special day.

Can you imagine how surprised that special loved one of yours will be when they receive a romantic, fun and whimsical balloon bouquet. They will be the talk of the work place for days maybe weeks.

It’s so easy and affordable to have Balloons by Absolute Value deliver them for you. Just go to the Valentine Tab on our web page, pick the bouquet you want and then follow the directions to place the order. It’s that simple !

So what are you waiting for?

Share the Love, create that special moment and memory your loved one will treasure for years to come.