We are thrilled that everyone who uses our Salty Sunbeam designs knows they are getting a fresh, high-end product worthy of boutique displays!
Before creating Salty Sunbeam, I had no idea there was a severe LACK of modern, boutique Christian merchandise available.
Then one day I needed to buy an encouraging gift for a close friend, and I decided to just make a print for her since I could not find what I needed online. This is when the initial platform for Salty Sunbeam was born!
I was concerned that my designs would not appeal to a mass audience. I was so afraid I would put myself out there (through my designs) and no one would be moved enough to make purchases. Ultimately, I thought my work might not make a difference in people’s lives.
But then I kept getting positive feedback from friends and family, and I decided this is the path I NEEDED to take. If I wanted to get the light of Jesus into hearts and homes, I needed to just START.
I decided I would set out to create the most high-end handlettered boutique swag for the Christian women out there who want to spread the light of Christ in what they wear and in what they gift.
It turns out, the road was more difficult than I imagined.
Did you know Rome wasn’t built in a day? And this stay-at-home-Momma (to 3-soon-to-be-four boys) was short on TIME, SLEEP, and KNOW-HOW.
So, I got my feet wet. I opened a shop on Etsy, blundered through the world of social media and local print shops, and learned all I could from other handmade creatives online. God had placed this talent in my hands, and staying up late after the littles were in bed was just a small price to pay to pursue it.
The final hurdle was simply my own fear. I have always been my biggest enemy when it comes to new challenges, and I’ve come to learn EVERYONE struggles with this mindset!
Through it all, we released our first products and the response has been pure LOVE and encouragement from every buyer and admirer. This has confirmed Salty Sunbeam is right where we need to be – in YOUR hands!