After working as an editor and living abroad, we retired to the coast of Maine in 2003 and I immediately set out to build a business that celebrated the people, traditions, festivities, and cultures we met along our journey. As we traveled, time and time again, we found ourselves exploring a culture by seeking out the local folk artists. In the workshops and studios of woodcarvers, glassblowers, and Santons craftsmen, we were honored to meet artisans who have put their whole hearts into the cultural traditions of their art.
My Growing Traditions is a family business. In 2019 we moved to Michigan to remain close to family. Although conceived of, built, and driven by Sally, it is royally supported by the entire family. This small business would not / could not exist without the family glue that holds it all together: their essential web development and programming expertise, graphic design talent, ingenious ideas, organizational and problem solving skills, trips to the post office, and most importantly their kind, general encouragement.