Examiner: What is your business all about?
Melissa: KidCards Ltd. produces KidCardsÂ® Greeting Card Books; award-winning activity books that kids can use as an outline in creating one-of-a-king greeting cards! Each book is made up of cardstock pages that can be easily removed and folded into a greeting card. Currently, there are 2 All-occasion volumes that each offer a variety of cards such as Birthday, Congrats, Thank You, Get Well and General Friendship Cards. A third volume comprises 3 Teachersâ€™ Editions that offer the same card throughout the book for easy group projects (these include a Motherâ€™s Day Book, fatherâ€™s Day Book & Thank You Book). A Special Edition Christmas Book is also currently available. This summer, KidCards is planning to introduce a 4th Volume that will include Party Invitations coupled with Thank You notes as well as a Special Edition Holiday Book that will offer a variety for Valentineâ€™s Day, Easter, Mother & Fatherâ€™s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas. KidCardsÂ® Greeting Card Books can be purchased at toy & gift stores nationwide or online at www.kidcards.org.
Examiner: Why did you start your business?
Melissa: My girls and I make cards often, and before my oldest could read or write, it wasnâ€™t a project that could really be done without help and it often took more time than we had to give. I would often think there should be something that made it easier for the kids (and quicker for moms!), while still giving the â€œfeelingâ€ of a homemade card. Thatâ€™s when the idea came to me. It definitely â€˜evolvedâ€™ some since its inceptionâ€¦ the spiral binding and envelopes were afterthoughts. But, I knew it was something I could create on my own.
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