Bizwatch: Snapdragon Paper, located in Vail |

Bizwatch: Snapdragon Paper, located in Vail

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailyJill Chalfant, owner of Snapdragon Paper in Vail, Colorado, can turn wedding flowers into hand-made paper and other items.

Bizwatch: Snapdragon Paper, located in Vail

Business name: Snapdragon Paper.

Date opened: Summer, 2008.

Owner: Jill Chalfant.

Contact info



Phone: 970-376-5320.

Address: 1040 Vail View Dr. #101, Vail, CO, 81657

What goods or services do you provide? Don’t throw your wedding flowers away, I make paper with your flowers to create a lasting memory! Flowers are an important part of celebrating and a great deal of time is taken to be sure the right color and types of flowers are selected. After the event many people throw their flowers away.

Snapdragon has come up with a beautiful way to preserve your flowers to display with your photo memories. This is a unique keepsake for you, your parents, in-laws, wedding party, grandparents, family, and friends. It is also a great gift idea for a bride or groom.

What’s new or exciting at your place? It’s wedding season and I’d love to share my passion with the many wedding parties that are already here or coming to our great valley.

What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? I don’t know of anyone else who does this – I just want to get the word out so I can share my ideas with brides.

What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers? What can your customers expect from you? Your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life and I want to help capture the memory in a special way. Customers can expect one-of-a-kind work and creative details.

Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: I am a true Colorado native. I grew up in Denver and went to college at the University of Colorado, Boulder. After graduating I moved here to Vail for “just one year.” Like many of us, my one year has turned into 10. Now I have created a life here and I plan to stay.

I have taught skiing, been a fly fishing guide, and now I enjoy my time as a teacher. I got married almost three years ago and saw how much time and energy people put into weddings. I love flowers and truly loved my wedding flowers and figured out a way to make them last.

What is the most humorous thing that has happened at your business since you opened? I received an e-mail from a girl who found my Web site and loved my work. As we began to have conversations about her wedding we figured out she was my best friend’s cousin. It’s such a small world!

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