The Bergen County Bible sat down with Cassie Gould, 30, to talk about kids, crayons and her colorful creations.
The stay-at-home Mahwah mom of sons Colton, 6 months, and Ryker, 4, makes personalized birthday gifts and favors that are sure to please even the littlest critiques.
The BCB: Tell us about Crayons by Cassie and why you started.
CG: I wanted to make creative favors for my son Ryker’s pre-school class. Something the kids could use, something that allergies weren’t a concern, and something that wasn’t a little junky toy that would be tossed in the garbage.
The BCB: How did a business develop from making favors for Ryker’s class?
CG: Mom’s in the class started asking about the crayons. I told them I made them and they wanted to order them, so I decided to give my creative outlet a business name and venture on! My mom and I used to make all sorts of crafts for my classes growing up, and it’s something that I love doing now for my son and his class. I really enjoy the creative process, and with allergies being so prevalent (both of my sons have allergies), I love that Crayons by Cassie is a favor that parents don’t have to worry about, and children can create their own artwork with.
The BCB: They’re so cute, colorful, and obviously useful!
CG: Thank you! I only use Crayola Crayons because I’ve found the colors to be the most vibrant and they draw the best.
The BCB: What styles do you make?
CG: The name crayons are my biggest sellers. They come in a box, with the child’s name stamped on it, and colorful yarn wrapped around it. The initial and shape crayons (LEGOS, animals, cupcakes, flowers, butterflies-you name it) come in a lucite bag with the child’s name on an attached tag. Those are especially great for party favors!
Colorful yarn & name stamp
Colorful and exciting for any child
Each come in a personalized box
A great gift for any occassion
Pick your favorite Crayons by Cassie designs
Favors for the entire class
Mahwah mom creates with her kids
Cupcakes, butterflies, flowers, LEGOs
Especially with Crayons by Cassie
The BCB: Once I place an order, how long does it take to receive them?
CG: Less than a week! If it’s a small order, only a few days. I offer local pick up and shipping options. You can add the crayons to any gift, give them with a coloring book as a favor, or simply, on their own. Since you can personalize them, it makes each one unique to that child, which makes them feel special.
Special incentive to The BCB readers: Mention us to Cassie for 20 percent off orders of $50 or more!
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