Tuesday, August 11, 2009

April is in business!

Yesterday April asked me to make a sign that she could use in the front yard announcing that she was selling crosses made out of grass – by that I mean 2 blades of grass tied together to form a cross. : ) I suggested that maybe she try to find something that will last a little longer than blades of grass.

After much discussion between her & I as to what she could make to sell she decided on bookmarks. I gave her some of my scrapbooking supplies that I don’t use/want & she made quite a few of them. She wanted to go door-to-door to sell them. I told her that I would go with her but she had to do the talking since this was her project. She said she would do it. April is very shy, so in my mind I’m thinking, “there is no way. You won’t even say ‘trick or treat’ to people you’ve next door to all your life”. But instead I said, “Okay, let’s go.”

She gathered up her bookmarks & put them into a school box. We went to the first neighbor’s house & she knocked on the door. She actually did it!! She asked them if they would like to buy a bookmark for $0.25 each. I couldn’t believe! I was so proud of her for just talking! She sold 4 of them to the mom there & 4 of them to the daughter that is in high school. She went back to our house & made a few more then went to a house across the street & sold 4 more. She was so excited to be earning her own money!
So if anyone is in need of bookmarks just let us know! We can even mail them to you if you'd like. : )


Elizabeth said...

Good for her!! That's such a big step to overcome :)

My family loves reading and handmade bookmarks would be really nice to send with Christmas cards this year. Especially ones made by a new, young business woman. Would she accept PayPal?

Liz said...

Sure she would! Email me lizandersonwood@yahoo.com if interested. Thanks!

Heather said...

That's so, so cute! She's a budding entrepreneur!