Our Wednesday morning got off to a positive start when local business owner Chris Thomas stopped by for a visit. Even better, he brought us a gift. There is something special and nostalgic about receiving a mystery package and opening it to find the goodies that lie within.
Chris just launched Made South (www.madesouth.com). He shared with us his long time entrepreneurial desire, and how he was inspired by a mentor. He says he had to find the intersection of his talents and his passions. Chris, after sharing your first Made South box with us, we think that’s a great address for you!
His goal? To encourage and promote other local and southern businesses through his subscription based, once-per-quarter goody box. Chris and his team (wife and hard-working kids) seek out their favorite things in the South and share them four times per year in a box that is delivered straight to your door. Currently, each box features one food item, and two non-food.
He says it is important to support our own, and to help each other grow our businesses. True to his philosophy, Chris was hand delivering some Made South boxes to local businesses he trades with when he stopped in to see us.
The very first Made South box is already getting a lot of attention on twitter and instagram, a bandwagon we are hereby jumping on! This package contains a remarkably fresh-scented Sourthern Firefly soy wax candle from Brentwood, TN, an assortment of Ancesserie note cards with southern sayings (our favorite may be “Much Obliged”) from Edgefield, SC, and finally a delicious fudge cookie and PB&J Truffle from Blushing Berry in Nolensville, TN.
One of the best details is a card the tells each “maker’s” story. As the south is a tapestry of families sharing their stories, so is Made South and their endeavor to help fellow Southernors grow in their businesses.
Cheers Chris- We wish you the best!