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Season 1 Ep 35: Owner of Occasionalish shares how she built her greeting card business from scratch

Updated: Mar 28, 2021




This week on the xoxo, jess Podcast, I’m talking to Candy of Occasionalish. Occasionalish is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a gorgeous product line that focuses on stationery and small accessory items such as greeting cards, note pads, enamel pins, and keychains. I absolutely love their style and designs and I am so excited to bring another chat with a carmaker to you this week. Listen to the episode above, on iTunes HERE, or read the transcription below.


Check out Candy and her gorgeous work on her website and on Instagram!


Episode Transcription:

Jessica Walker

Welcome back to xo xo Jess, where we dive deep into the world of greeting cards, the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and the mindset tools needed to start creating the business of your dreams today. I'm Jessica Walker here with another Wednesday episode. And this week, I'm talking to Kandi of occasional ish, occasional issues a brand that's based in San Francisco Bay Area, and they have a gorgeous dreamy product line full of stationery other small accessory items. They have greeting cards, notepads, enamel pens, key chains, so much awesome stuff. And I absolutely love candy style and her designs. And I'm really excited to bring another chat with the card maker to this series to you this week. So without further ado, welcome candy.


Candy

Hi, Jessica. And Hi everyone.


Jessica Walker

I'm so excited to have you I've truly admired your business from afar for so long. I'm like kind of starstruck Not gonna lie. And I have so many questions.


Candy

Thank you so much. I admire you and your business. Well, thank you, that


Jessica Walker

means a lot. So I think like just diving straight in. Have you always been into art and design? Were you always wanting to be an entrepreneur? What got you into the greeting card space?


Candy

Okay, so I'd love I'd love to talk about this, because I always always love art. And I always love to get my hands on, you know, on anything at all. I'm very crafty. And I before when I was younger, I would introduce myself as a mother of DIY. I love doing all arts, all kinds of art at all. So it's kind of like it's in me since the beginning. You know, designing, drawing, painting, crafting all of that. And when I was in high school, middle school and high school, I even made cards, like handmade cards, you know, and sell them to my friend.


Jessica Walker

Oh my god. So cool.


Candy

Yeah, you know, like,


I'm Asian, so we love money.


So,