If you’d have told me years ago that I’d one day leave behind a super successful corporate career to start a welcome gift company, I’d say you were nuts. Funny how life works, isn’t it?
It was crunch time, a couple of weeks before my own wedding, when I realized how tricky it is to find unique, one-of-a-kind items for welcome gifts. I didn’t want common and generic when our guests were making such efforts to travel in from out of town. I wanted thoughtful and locally-inspired; things I could feel excited to give. But after all of that work getting them just right, I returned from my honeymoon and heard that some of our welcome bags were delivered to the wrong hotel by mistake. Some guests received a gift and others did not. Embarrassing, right?
These days, I’m thankful for the mix-up. It was exactly the “aha moment” I needed to get me going! I resigned from my job and immediately began building the collection along with a system to deliver gifts safe and sound. I’m thrilled to introduce to you Marigold & Grey!