We are SO excited to kick off our Holiday Giveaway by announcing this weeks prize – a bespoke holiday cookie box from Rain Bakeshop paired with a stunning flower arrangement by The Flower Factory! Alongside the prize, we will also be giving a ‘virtual shoebox’ to The Shoebox Project, a charity that distributes gift-filled shoeboxes to local women impacted by homelessness.

Rain Bakeshop, by Allie Rand, specializes in bespoke cookies and cakes for all occasions. We are constantly astonished at how much love and attention goes into each piece that Allie creates which is evident in all the fine detailing that characterizes each item leaving her bakery and they also taste AMAZING! This summer Allie worked along side me all summer long, creating custom cookies for my couples that had to postpone their weddings. She is so talented and we feel so lucky to have her in our lives! Be sure to get in touch with her about your next occasion however big or small.


We have been blessed with a longstanding friendship with The Flower Factory. Throughout many years, we have had the joy of collaborating on many stunning celebrations, including my own wedding! Gloria was one of the first florists to support me when I started my business and was responsible for choosing my wedding date after she and I talked about what flowers I wanted for my wedding! She magically was able to include every single flower I was wishing for, including lilies of the valley 🙂 We highly recommend Flower Factory for all things floral and, if you are looking for a special gift, be sure to check out their retail store on Main Street for artisanal gift items and boxes! It is more important than ever to support local this holiday season if you can.

A select list of a few weddings that we have done with The Flower Factory:

My own wedding

Allie + Aaron

Yasmin + Jamil

Tom + Lindsay

Angela + David

To Enter this weeks Holiday Giveaway:

  • To enter the giveaway, like our post on Instagram and follow @aliciakeats, @rainbakeshop, @flowerfactory, @shoeboxproject.
  • Tag someone you think would also like to enter the giveaway in the comments (1 comment = 1 entry, with unlimited entries) and please use hashtag#virtualshoebox so we can spread some more joy to The Shoebox Project.
  • Bonus Entry: Share this post on your IG story and tag @aliciakeats, @rainbakeshop, @flowerfactory to receive three bonus entries.
  • Enter by Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 at 11:59pm PST


The Details:

  • Delivery available throughout Lower Mainland between December 14th – 17th, 2020
  • Winner will be announced Friday, December 4th, 2020
  • Prizes are not redeemable for cash and must be claimed between December 14th – 17th, 2020.


Be sure to follow us on Instagram for more updates and details!