If you are a dog lover, and/or someone who likes to fish, this local spotlight is especially for you!
Local Artisan Spotlight – Falvai Creative
The Man behind Falvai Creative
Mark Falvai is the owner and designer of Falvai Creative.
If you get a glimpse of Mark, you may recognize him from the HGTV show, Canada’s Handyman Challenge, wherein 2012 he won the title of Canada’s Best Handyman.
He continues to use that same knowledge and expertise, which helped him win the handyman challenge, in his everyday life.
Mark found out at a very early age that having a nine to five job wasn’t for him. Hence, he has been mainly self-employed in some design capacity for most of his working career. He has designed everything from fine furniture to home decor, and graphic art logos to greeting cards. He specializes in interior design for homes, restaurants and commercial spaces.
Most recently, he worked with the new Meatcraft butcher shop in Nanaimo, where he did all of the logo, branding, and complete space design. He also does design work for Bayshore Custom Homes in Parksville, whom, Mark says, are arguably the best around.
Not too long after the handyman challenge aired, Mark launched a company called Allure Tackle, offering new and uniquely designed fishing products. Last year Allure Tackle ventured into creating the world’s first Fly Fishing Advent Calendar.
Although Allure Tackle was recently sold, Mark kept the Fly Fishing Advent Calendars and created his new company Falvai Creative. The company not only sells the coveted Fly Fishing Advent Calendars, but his newest venture is an advent calendar perfect for your best furry friend!
The Dog Treat Advent Calendar
Falvai Creative has recently teamed up with their good friends at Kali Wags in Nanaimo, and are proud to present the Kali Wag – Dog Treat Advent Calendar.
The fun starts on December 1st when door number one is opened to reveal a cute treat dispensing toy crocodile with a treat in its mouth. After that, your lucky pup will enjoy receiving a new delicious and nutritious treat every day until Christmas.
The treats are made in partnership with Kali Wags, a Nanaimo based company who stands behind their motto: Even fussy dogs love these! Falvai Creative is very excited to be working with a company with such a great product, strong business integrity, and an incredible love for dogs.
The calendar is filled with treats in three flavours: organic grass-fed beef, wild sustainable Pacific salmon, and natural peanut butter. Other ingredients include carrots, oats, pumpkin, wheat germ, apples, whole eggs, flax seeds, oat bran, and kale.
Of Other Importance
- Made in small batches
- Quality tested by the Guelph Food & Technology Centre
- 26% Protein Content
- Holistic and balanced nutrition
- Thick, crunchy texture for dental health
- Handmade with extreme care on Vancouver Island
- The treat dispensing toy is BPA free
This dog treat advent calendar is definitely fun and stylish. Spoil your dog with it or treat another family to the fun, because after all, dogs are part of the family too!
The Fly Fishing Advent Calendar
Let’s not forget about what started this collection of fun Advent Calendars!
The Fly Fishing Advent Calendar delivers a set of must-have flies every true fly fishing enthusiast wants. On December 1st the lucky recipient will open door number one and find a high-quality, waterproof fly box. Over the next twenty-three days, your lucky fly fisher will enjoy receiving a new, hand-tied, fresh-water fly every day until his or her fly box is full, just in time for Christmas morning. The name of each fly is printed on the inside of each door. Flies will vary.
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Shop the Collection
Both the Fly Fishing Advent Calendar and the Dog Treat Advent Calendar are available at a variety of stores across Vancouver Island. If you would like to purchase them online, please click on the images above (hint: they ship anywhere!).
If you are interested in viewing the products in person, Falvai Creative will be at the Randerson Ridge Craft Fair (located at Dover Bay high school) on November 17 & 18.
So tell me, if you could receive any kind of advent calendar, what would it be?
Get creative here! Maybe you would enjoy mini bottles of wine or beer? How about a make-up or jewellery advent calendar? Or maybe you prefer to stick with the old favourite of gourmet chocolate!? What is one small thing you would love to receive every day for 24 days? Who knows, it may become the latest project of Falvai Creative and available to you next year!
Let us know in the comments below.