I started selling hand painted holiday décor on Etsy in 2012. Over the years I've changed business names, grown my collections, and sold thousands of ornaments locally and online.
But the roots of my business go all the way back to when I was a young girl. My grandmother always had craft “projects” for me to do each week after our family dinner. My favorite projects were in preparation for holidays – ornaments for Christmas or ceramic eggs for Easter.
I think my favorite aspect of what I do is the connection that my ornaments have with people. Sometimes, customers buy them as gifts, because a certain design reminds them of someone special. Many of my cardinal ornament designs are used as memorials for lost family members. And then there are the customers who find something that speaks to them so deeply that they just have to have it for themselves – those are the ones that I hope will be passed down in the family, because I feel like a piece of that person becomes a part of that ornament. A true treasure for the family to cherish for years to come.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope one of my decorations will become a part of your family's holiday traditions too.