The Favor Maker began quite by accident. I was teaching high school biology and anatomy during the day and being a mom at night. I always enjoyed throwing a good party and helping friends unleash their creativity with their own. After creating some unique invitations and favors for my sister's baby shower, I was repeatedly asked where I got them. When I told people they were my own creations, I kept hearing "You need to start a business!" And thus, The Favor Maker was born.
I ran The Favor Maker part-time for the first three years, while continuing to teach. Each summer, I made it my goal to grow my business enough that I could leave teaching for good. I loved my students and I loved the classroom, but administration and red tape was turning me off to it. Finally, my business was ready to go off on its own.
In May of 2006, I left the classroom for good and stepped into full-time business ownership. I continued to do most things myself for quite some time but then found it difficult to keep up. I soon found some wonderful girls to help assist me with everything from proofs and cutting work, to packaging and shipping. I also found some amazing artists to do freelance work for me when I needed something truly special.
In March of 2007, The Favor Maker was finally incorporated. I spent six awesome years running The Favor Maker, meeting some amazing people, and throwing some pretty fabulous parties. I recently closed my online store so I could go back to work in the medical field. I really needed to get out of the house!!
I am still taking custom orders from time to time so if you have something special in mind, please feel free to email me and I'll get back to you just as soon as my schedule permits. You can find me at firstname.lastname@example.org.