Rendi sells custom wood frames and signs. The products are so cool and totally custom. I love the idea of framing a special picture and putting personal sayings and names on it that your children and friends can remember forever!
The women who started The Brave Girls Club are sisters, and one of them is Melody Ross, a pretty well known artist, especially in the scrapbooking/stamping world. Wow, this is a longer story than I realized!! Well, I follow Melody Ross’s blog, and in September, she kept mentioning this company that she was doing design work for, called Rendi. I decided to follow her link, which led me to Rendi’s blog at the time, because the company itself hadn’t even launched. So, long story short–this amazing woman named Melody Ross (who is only a virtual friend at this point–I actually LOVE this about the internet!!–I’ve “met” so many amazing women online!) brought Rendi into my world, and I’m so grateful to her for it!
When I saw the care that was going into this company, and the inspiration and dedication of the people involved at every level, as well as the opportunity to be a part of something from the very beginning, I had to jump on it!
The founder/president of Rendi, Annie Danielson is so passionate about empowering women. The vision she has for Rendi is so exciting that you just can’t help but get wrapped up in it! Right now I am the only Rendi stylist in Ohio, though I plan to change that very soon! I think there are less than 150 of us across the country right now, so the opportunity for sales and team building are huge!!
I love the technology aspect too–that you create your gifts online, that I can have customers across the country, but that I can also hold home parties where the guests are encouraged to bring their laptops, and they gather around each other’s computers, helping each other design their gifts, sharing ideas for words or quotes to use, and getting inspired by each other.
I love that Rendi is socially responsible–all products are made in the USA, with planet friendly materials, and a portion of each purchase goes to charity.
But what I love MOST is that words are the inspiration behind Rendi. Words are so powerful–they can put a smile on someone’s face, bring tears to your eyes, lift someone up, encourage someone, make a difference in someone’s life.
I’m lucky to have a very supportive husband who loves that I have something I’m passionate about (in addition to him and our kids) so he is more than happy to be a single parent when I need some time to go do a party or a show.
R: My ultimate goal is to build my business to the point where I can continue to stay home with my children, instead of returning to my teaching job. I’d love to share the awesome feeling of giving gifts from the heart with as many people as I can.
Nowadays, so many people rely on last minute gift-cards, which to me really takes the pleasure out of gift giving. I want people to know that they can give a meaningful, heartfelt gift just as easily as they can buy a giftcard. I also want to connect with more amazing women through Rendi, and help them to create their businesses too!
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