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"I'm a message maker. I create products and ideas that help people connect one heart at a time." - Sandra Magsamen
Sandra Magsamen has touched millions of people, one heart at a time. Her products have been warmly embraced for over 25 years. As an artist, art therapist, mom, and award-winning author, Sandra uses her own creativity and spirit to design gifts, books, and collections that help people express themselves and connect with one other. Sandra reminds and teaches us to explore and experience each day with more heart, meaning, purpose, and joy.
In 1987, Sandra began creating her own art in her kitchen to commemorate the varied experiences and inspirations embedded in everyday life. She created a collection of pottery for her newborn daughter as a gift of life lessons. This gift became the essence of her life work.
In response to a growing demand for her handmade originals, Sandra founded Table Tiles, Inc., her handmade gift company in 1991, which, in less than a decade, expanded into a multimillion dollar gift business.
In 1997, she began licensing her ideas. Since then, she has designed successful collections for national department stores, mid-tier, specialty, and mass market through her national lifestyle brands From the Studio of Sandra Magsamen, Messages from the Heart, Wishes & Kisses, and Treasured.
Sandra's reach has grown both in categories and partnerships over the years. Today you can find her successful greeting card program in over 10,000 U.S. Post Offices as well as Office Depot, Barnes & Noble, and various other outlets across the United States. Her gift, accessories, and jewelry collections can be shopped in a boutique setting at JCPenney, regional department stores, specialty stores, and Walmart.
In 2013, Sandra partnered with online retailer 1-800-Flowers and their sister companies Popcorn Factory, Cheryl's, Fine Stationery, and Fannie May to design exclusive collections for their customers. Sandra has said of the collaboration, "1-800-Flowers wants to help connect people and so do I, so our partnership is one of deep understanding and shared commitment."
Sandra is a best selling and award-winning author of over 55 adult and children's books and has sold over 2 million copies to date. Her children's books consistently rank as best-sellers at Barnes & Noble, Target, and Walmart and are additionally sold nationally at wholesale clubs, specialty markets, and online retailers.
Sandra's signature lifestyle book, Living Artfully, and "Living Artfully with Sandra Magsamen," premiered on PBS stations nationwide on December 2006. Sandra has been featured on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Oprah Magazine, Woman's Day, Woman's World, In Touch, US Weekly, and Life & Style. She is a featured columnist on Oprah.com with 200+ articles.
Personalization is a natural extension of Sandra's work and in 2014 announced partnerships with Walmart.com, TysToyBox.com, and 1800Flowers.com to bring them personalized product for their customer. Sandra is also developing a personalized publishing program with PutMeInTheStory.com launching Holiday 2014.
Sandra continues to create and collaborate with new partners. She shares her time between her home in Maryland, near where she grew up, and her studio in Vermont, living artfully with her family.
Connect with Sandra at www.sandramagsamen.com where you can find links to her Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter profiles.