So -- I heard about Baby Swags in a Mom Entrepreneur Forum that I joined. I was curious about what it was and how it worked so I looked into it.
I saw that Phyllis (the owner) gifts products from entrepreneurs and small businesses like myself to celebrities. For the Holiday gifting there was a list of 11 celebrities with kiddos and then the company doing the gifting also got to choose the 12th celebrity.
Since I am just starting I thought this might be worth a shot. It might help me with the challenge of getting my product out in front of more eyes... and if not I can chalk it up as a fun learning experience.
I submitted Flipzles and was accepted -- so the next step was getting my gifts ready.
This was a long process, because I wanted to know more about the celebrities that I was sending the puzzles to. Some of them I knew a little about, others not so much. I focused on learning about them as parents and about what type of charity work they were involved in. It was fun to see that side of them rather than just the red carpet side. I hand-wrote unique notes to each person and picked out the puzzles that I thought their children would most enjoy. Finally I added a bit of information about my company and how Flipzles came to be and shipped them to Phyllis.
For the celebrity of my choice I wanted to choose an athlete because of my love for sports. I chose Kerri Walsh. I think it is amazing that she won an Olympic Gold Medal pregnant with her 3rd child! She is someone who I think is admirable as a mother, athlete and advocate of people striving to achieve their dreams.
The gifting went out just before Christmas.
On the 28th I received a Thank You email from Josh Sabarra (he is Consulting Producer for The Ricki Lake Show) -- so of course he is my new favorite celebrity :) If you are a twitter-er you should follow him.
What else will come of this? Who knows? Maybe nothing --- but if you know me, you know I am a dreamer so .... we will wait and see.