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Smiles Made in the U.S.A.!

July 2 is Made in the U.S.A. Day.

To commemorate this special day, we are featuring the Smiles Behind the Smiles,     Part 7. Seeds of Happiness has partnered with Canterbury Enterprises, Inc. to produce the molded balls of clay which are then sculpted at the Seeds of Happiness studio. Canterbury is a sheltered workshop in suburban St. Louis. Their mission is to produce high quality work through a dedicated workforce primarily comprised of people with disabilities. We are fortunate to have a very dedicated, hardworking AND fun couple working on our project.

Larry and Rsemary love to work on SOH!
Larry and Rosemary love working on Seeds of Happiness!

Rosemary & Larry

Uncle Sam wants YOU to SMILE!
Uncle Sam wants YOU to SMILE!

Your job at Canterbury: Rosemary cuts the clay and inserts the pieces into a mold. Larry uses the press to form the little balls of clay. In addition, they work on assembling mailings.

Canterbury Enterprises, Inc.  Creating Opportunities. Delivering results.
Canterbury Enterprises, Inc. Creating Opportunities. Delivering results.

How long have you worked at Canterbury?: Four years. And we like to work TOGETHER!

 

What you like about working on Seeds of Happiness: $$$!!!

How long have you been married: Rosemary and Larry will celebrate their SILVER wedding anniversary this fall. Congratulations on 25 years!

What you like to do on your days off: We like to go to different places around St. Louis. And, Rosemary does the driving; Larry is chauffered!

Favorite ice cream:  Rosemary likes all flavors, but vanilla is her favorite. However Larry is NOT an ice cream lover, but his favorite foods are hamburgers and bratwurst…picnic food!

Dean, the  production manager, keeps our Seeds rolling!
Dean, the production manager, keeps our Seeds rolling!

 

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Rosemary shows off her beautiful smile!
Larry and his press.

 

 

 

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Shout out!

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Smile and Thank a Teacher!

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about  besides homework. —Lily Tomlin

May 5-9, 2014 is Teacher Appreciation Week.

A Seed of Happiness Apple for the teacher!
A Seed of Happiness Apple is a fun gift for your favorite teacher!

The first full week in May honors those hard working, patient and understanding people whom we entrust our children to. Teachers mold our kids in a positive direction; from Kindergarten through college, they are an important part of our children’s lives.

 

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So let’s give ’em their due. If you happen to be a teacher reading this, we personally offer our thanks! And, to show our gratitude, an apple for the teacher is always appreciated. Check out our Seeds of Happiness Apples, we have two sizes for your favorite teachers!
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. —Albert Einstein

http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/teacher.htm

Meet the Smiles Behind the Smiles, Part 5!

Here are a few fun facts about our Chief Prankster. Get to know him, you’ll never be the same! 🙂

Bill

And this is why one of Bill's nicknames is "Stretch".
And this is why one of Bill’s nicknames is “Stretch”.

Nicknames: Wild Bill, Stretch, Billy-Boo, Billiam.

Your job at SOH: Official title is Pre”seed”ent. Basically I run the business side of Seeds of Happiness.

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Your favorite thing about working at SOH: Knowing that every day we are touching the lives of others and making their day a little brighter and happier.

One word to describe yourself: Energetic

Rock 'em, sock 'em Bill.
Rock ’em, sock ’em Bill.

Something people might be surprised to find out about you: I was part of a group which broke the world record for the largest “YMCA” dance group. It was during college while visiting friends at SMSU.

Your favorite smell:              Wood burning.

If you had a super power, it would be: For fun, being able to fly. For a purpose, making ice like Frozone. I could help a lot of people by making water for them.

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Who would play you in the movie of your life: Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey.

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You need a gift? We’ve got gifts!

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”   —  Mother Teresa

A big Seed of Happiness is a unique gift for the wedding party or the bride and groom. AND we carry lots of colors to match the wedding palette.
A big Seed of Happiness is a unique gift for the wedding party or the bride and groom. AND we carry lots of colors to match the wedding palette.

Seeds of Happiness will surprise and delight your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers…ad6b11738bed7af56e57b43b88e30b65

Whether it’s a wedding, a baby shower or a bar mitzvah; a Seed of Happiness is always a terrific surprise.

Bas mitzvahs, bar mitzvahs, Hannukah…Yarmulke Seeds of Happiness will make wonderful keepsakes to remember all of these Jewish celebrations.
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the gift of Happiness!
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the gift of Happiness!

 

 

 

Easter bunny gifts.
Hostess gift for a St. Patrick's Day party!
Hostess gift for a St. Patrick’s Day party!
Nothing says "Love" like Seeds of Happiness at Valentine's Day. <3
Nothing says “Love” like Seeds of Happiness at Valentine’s Day. <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas, Easter, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day…ALL holidays and celebrations are terrific times to share a Smile!

 

 

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Favors for wedding guests..

 

 

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Baby blue Smiles for each shower guest.

 

Sunny Smiles for Mom.
Sunny Smiles for Mom.

The possibilities are endless!

World SMILE Day!

 

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Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most recognized symbol of good will and cheer on the planet.  As the years passed, Harvey became concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol.

Out of that concern came his idea for World Smile Day®.  He thought that each of us should devote (at least) one day each year to smiles and kind acts.  He declared that the first Friday in October each year would henceforth be World Smile Day®.

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We challenge each of you to Smile today.  We practice what we preach here at the Smile Factory.  Check us out and remember, be kind and SMILE!

http://www.worldsmileday.com/

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We make each other Smile!
We make each other Smile! 
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