Lollipop Book Club
This is a really great gift idea for kids! The Lollipop Book Club will send the child a book every month. Along with the book, they get an adorable handmade lollipop that matches the theme of the book and a note from you. For example, Too Many Frogs comes with, yup, you guessed it, a cute frog lollipop. There are several options- you can order a single book or a package for a selected number of months. You can choose a pre-designed package, or select the titles yourself. I can’t do it justice without pictures, so hop on over to http://www.lollipopbookclub.com/ and check it out for yourself!
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Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, May 13, 2009.
Meet Karen of the Lollipop Book Club
Tell us a little about you . . . I am a mom of three kids: Daniel- 7, Jack- 5, and Katelyn-almost 2. I spent 14 years doing benefits consulting and management, and finally left the corporate world after I had Katelyn. I am enjoying the extra time I have with my children immensely. In my spare time, I sneak in a book (Jodi Picoult is my new favorite author) and take power walks around town.
What is your business and where can we find it? My business is The Lollipop Book Club- www.lollipopbookclub.com. It is a company specializing in the gift of books for children through age 12. We offer flexible book packages including single books, 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month subscriptions. Each book arrives in a red envelope addressed to the child, along with a personal note from the giver (on a sticker for the inside of the book) and an adorable handcrafted lollipop. This is truly the gift that keeps giving year round. Also, the single book gifts are priced just right for birthday party gifts.
Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .? Yes, The Lollipop Book Club is mom-created and owned. My inspiration came from the frustration I felt at the growing piles of toys in my house, and the lackluster response I received from my children when giving books as gifts instead of more toys! My kids love to read books so I wanted to figure out a way to make it more fun to package them. Since kids love mail, adore sweets, and enjoy books, I found my solution. After talking to lots of other moms (grandmoms, aunts, godmothers, etc.) I realized I was on to something. Hence, The Lollipop Book Club was born!
A little about your entrepreneur journey so far? My journey has been incredible so far, and I feel like I am just at the very beginning. I have learned that it is possible to start a business with minimal financial investment, but it takes a tremendous amount of hustle and hard work. There are a multitude of resources available and tons of people willing to help, you just have to find them! The most exciting thing is to see the way in which marketing and advertising is changing. There are so many mediums to get word out to your target market for very little investment or for free. All kinds of doors are opening to small business owners making it very possible to achieve my dream.
Where else can people find you? I have a personal Facebook profile listed under my name- Karen Gallagher- so please invite me as your friend! I am in the process of setting up a business profile (it’s on the to-do list). As far as Twitter and a blog…those are in the works too. You can sign up for my newsletter and I’ll keep you posted when I’ve got my social media ducks in order!
Anything else you’d like to share? I’d just like to encourage everyone to visit my site. Even if you are not ready to purchase a gift, you’ll have a ton of fun browsing through all of the children’s books that I have personally selected to be part of the program. Also, I am extremely flexible in the way that I run my business. I always encourage my customers to ask questions. Special requests are more the rule than the exception, and I like it that way!