Checked out your Blog and the boxes look great! You're right, it does add to the perception of value (obviously the value was there, but the previous 'wrapping' did not convey that).
I had no idea that Centralia got hit so hard. Here in Vancouver we only got some flurries and one night of 3+ inches that melted the next day in the warmer temps. It was rather like the boy crying wolf. News was saying how bad it would be and only those folks in elevation received anything to write home about. But if you were in elevation, you saw some significant snow fall.
Glad you got to sunny AZ in one peice!!