"Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons."
Ruth Ann Schabacker
That's a great way to sum up what Sammyg*s stands for: Each day does in fact bring its own gifts, and life will always bring you reason for celebration.
It was with this in mind that Sammyg*s came into existence in August 1996. What began as cookie baking at the University of Western Ontario for a bunch of homesick young adults soon grew into a passion for creating aesthetically attractive products with a personalized touch.
Everyone loved the cookies. They complimented me on the presentation and packaging, and encouraged me to take a risk; I opened Sammy G's. With my learned skills as a Real Estate sales agent, my marketing and public relations skills, and an overall desire to make people happy, I thought it was a chance worth taking.
Still, to this day, when a gift I create is opened, when I sell a product that young professionals can use to express their thanks to clients, or I see the reaction to a gift given to someone special by someone special, a gift made with passion and creativity- I know I am doing the right thing.
It has always been most important to me to take part in projects that matter. I took a year off from Real Estate and worked in a placement agency for elderly and child caregivers. This contributed to who I am as a person, to my work, and to my focus. It helped me to understand that home, family, and helping people are important and rewarding to me.
I have an attention to detail, and I will listen to my clients, but more than anything: I care. I have genuine enthusiasm for each project and each new client. With this in mind, I invite you to sit back, get comfortable with a hot cup of tea in hand, and browse through my site in search of your perfect gift.
Samantha Graff aka Auntie Sam/Sammyg*