Our second subscription box, is themed “Happy Everything” and is filled with goods designed and created by young makers and entrepreneurs. We love supporting makers and really love to support young makers and entrepreneurs. We hope these goods make you smile! The main featured item in the box is a fun-sized 10″ x 10″ letter board from Letter Love Goods.
Letter Love Goods was founded by college students Jase and Bri Warner. “We love providing a quality board that people can write messages, quotes and greetings on,” said Bri. “Our 10″x 10″ size fits nearly everywhere, and there are 300 letters included, so really you can write any message on it.”
Other sizes of boards and additional colors of letters are available at their website letterlovegoods.com and will be available in our Makers Marketplace. “We donate a portion of our company’s profits to help out the people of Nepal” says Bri. “We made a trip their recently, and saw a great need. We are heading back to Nepal this year and are going to help build a library.” We love these young entrepreneurs doing great things. Eclectic Box Goods contributes every month to a cause and we will be making a donation to help fund the library build in Nepal.
We also included in our “Happy Everything” box, the 3-D printed word “Happy” for the letter board. We thought that many messages you would want put on a letter board would start with the word “happy”… like: “Happy Birthday”, “Happy Anniversary”, Happy Graduation”, “Happy Baby”, “Happy New Year”, Happy Weekend”, etc.
The 3-d “Happy” word as well as the banner hooks, present shape, snowflake image and olive branch swag were designed and created for us by two young entrepreneur sisters, Rilee Larson and Ansley Sitton. The sisters, with the help of their dad, Sean Warner, bought two 3-D printers and have them running almost 24-hours a day fulfilling orders.
Their company, LetterBoard Designs, sells assorted images and image packages to compliment the words on a letter board. “We have individual images or images packages with themes like baby showers, birthday parties, all the holidays and seasons, said Rilee”.
“We can make custom images from basically any line drawing,” said Ansley. “We just finished creating a custom image of a bulldog for one of our customers.” Check out their website letterboarddesigns.com.
To make your letter board even “happier” we included 4 different ribbon garland to hang on the board. They were made by college student, Abby Birrell. Abby was exposed to endless creative possibilities as a young child, because her mother owned a craft store. “I have always had a love of ribbon, and no matter what store I went to, I would migrate to the ribbon section to look at all the colors and patterns available.”
Abby studies web design in college and enjoys DIY projects and is a fan of Pinterest. “The first ribbon garland was one I made for my room, to drape in a corner to add color. I make garland for birthday parties and baby showers. I love creating each one of them and watching them come to life.”
In every box we include a frame able art print and a button. Graphic designer, Jessica Winters created both of these for us. Although, Jessica works full-time as a marketing manager, she finds time to do design work, photography, writing, cross-stitching, let’s just say she is one creative & talented gal. She presented several designs for us to pick from and we decided to include two of them in your box. One we used for the print and another for the button. We loved the colorful original design she made specifically for us. To reach out to her for any custom work, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And while Sarah and I are not necessarily considered to be in the “young” category of entrepreneurs we often have “the need to create” too! And wanted to contribute to this month’s Happy Everything box. We made a cute wool felt flower and fabric banner for the letter board. And we even made a quick tutorial for the teeny tiny fabric banner. Sarah also handcrafted some festive and “Happy” earrings for the box. Hoping you have a “Happy Everything” in 2018!
Are you a maker or know of a maker? We would love to hear from you, please contact us on our website.