Each ornament includes the below saying on a piece of cream colored cardstock in the package.
“When you think of me, you’ll know I’m near, for I’ll appear on the wings of a cardinal.”
Bud is 12 and sews all of the felt magnets and ornaments for Bud’s Outfitters. His grandma of Sugar Plum Candles taught him to sew, he loved and he added sewed products to his line up.
Bud started his business when he was 7 years old. He wanted a bunny, but he wanted to pay for it himself. He gathered up all of the toys and clothes that he didn’t want, asked his aunt if he could have a yard sale at her house during their development yard sale in the spring, and he set up his belongings.
He made about $150 that day, and he had the business bug. He was ready to start working for more money. He got his bunny and supplies, and when the $150 seed money ran out, he had the idea to gather up pinecones in our yard. We have a lot of pine trees, so there were plenty of pinecones to be had.
He got his winter sled, and walked his little self all over the yard gathering up pine cones. With a sled full of pine cones and a plan, he started figuring out how to make firestarters. His very first product for Bud’s Outfitters was a pinecone firestarter. He took the pinecones he gathered in the yard, wrapped them in string, dipped them in wax and voila. He had his first product.
Since then, he has stopped offering pinecones as a regular product and makes excellent firestarters in souffle cups. These are high quality firestarters made of wood shavings and wax, and they are made solely by our young entrepreneur. To learn more about the best firestarters on the market, read our blog here.
After making firestarters for a while, he wanted to expand his product line. He got into making PVC products, including marshmallow shooters. After PVC, came his new love for sewing. His very first sewing project was an owl, and the requests for custom animals started rolling in.
Cardinal gifts for lost loved ones has been his most popular.
Each of our cardinal gifts for lost loved ones are hand cut and hand stitched. Ornament floss hanger is included. These are beautiful on your holiday tree or as decor. If you are searching for gifts to remember loved ones lost, Bud’s red cardinal ornament is perfect.
Fast shipping. These are made one at a time by hand and ship from Lancaster County, PA. We ship First Class Mail for this product, so you should have it in 1-3 shipping days (Monday through Saturday) in most cases. Production time is 5-7 business days.
Local to Lancaster County, PA? We have a pick up shed where you can pick up as soon as your order is ready.
We stand behind all of our products. If you aren’t 100% happy with your cardinal gifts for lost loved ones, please let us know. We’ll try to rectify the situation as best as possible. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram, too!
We are a small shop in the river hills of Lancaster County, PA, and we love small country living. All our handcrafted decor and jewelry is created in our barn. Family time is so important to us, and we appreciate your support of our small business.