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How little Halloween themed.
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Farm and we're talking about.
The only pumpkin carving I know -- a big tradition in my family and probably.
In many had yours John -- dean he's the founder Graham poverty and welcome to the -- out.
-- -- Glad to see you it still need to borrow for Halloween yeah I've been real big day when book.
Or can you get viewers acquainted with it what exactly -- out pumpkin carving kit includes and what what's your business all of app.
Back in nineteen 83 -- my dad passed the way as attribute to -- -- -- to put his ideas on how to carve pumpkins.
Into -- -- my family grew up carving into get pumpkins.
He is little broken coping saw blades.
And we could carve pumpkins very safely in very in secretly.
So we started the original company pumpkin masters and that gets -- then.
Couple years ago I decided that there was a need for a kid that focus more and a family activity.
Where I would put together a series of tools so that a family four or six could carve together.
And create memories like we had when we were growing up.
So that's that's -- -- and you must be able to you ship these all across the country perhaps.
Around the world in -- house business these.
-- Business is doing very well of course can always be better.
We have fulfillment by Amazon so they're not in the traditional retail stores.
The kit is not.
Focused on the individual.
Little carving set that you find in the mass markets.
Ours is focused and because it's got eighteen tools is focused on a group activities.
We really like they have people -- together and create memories.
And so it's a little bit different and it's your forty dollar kit -- year four dollar one.
Now how how is it selling a seasonal products you know it's difficult often times for.
Popcorn -- -- in in the low of movie season -- and of course other industries like Christmas trees for example let's obviously seasonal.
What is it like for you are you able to extrapolate into other carving a activity for the family.
Well the one thing we have done during this during the summer is that -- watermelons.
They're a little sticky and name you know it's a little more difficult to see the the little marks the way we -- to take a pattern.
Tape -- on your popular watermelon then you poke along the design lines.
And then take the pattern not been using the little size you -- that to -- she can do with watermelon but primarily it's just during the Halloween season.
So it's important for arrested trying get the word out starting in September.
About the project and debt to get people to.
-- as a group as opposed to just individuals.
That's so interesting you know what are some of the best designs that he's seeing and -- New York there -- contact.
A third round -- senator climate pumpkin carving -- up like fancy sculpture.
Yes our our kit we cut all the way -- so let's not sculpting.
We can create -- patterns that look just like.
People so for instance last year on my porch.
I had pictures or -- pumpkins I column pumpkin portraits.
The presidential candidates in the vice presidential candidates.
Yeah it's pretty amazing what you can do couple years ago I did a John Lennon it was very funny that the adults came up and said it was John Lennon.
In all the kids came up and said it was Harry Potter.
The ice and there's not a photo here Alan degenerates like I was Hillary Clinton and first south.
That's it's quite amazing how you can -- everything and I these -- that you're providing.
These celebrity pattern.
No I I only do this -- patterns for special.
Request and things like that.
I saw your earlier segment about.
Gain in jobs and our kid is all made in the United States.
So that we have added to the job employment by coming out whether our kit this year it's all US made.
-- you of their family run business you're honoring the Stanley member what are the dynamics.
Like when you're working with your family -- -- the business from the ground up.
Well it's really exciting my four older sisters are very.
Adept at carving pumpkins to and so with the advent of 3-D copying.
We've been able to make prototypes so last Halloween we actually carved with real live prototypes.
Of the tools that are now made in in production.
Was really a lot of fun working with my two daughters -- one daughter was instrumental in doing all the graphics and and -- -- feel for the box that get guns and and my other daughter did a lot of work for the newsletter that's inside.
Since we are focusing.
And a fairly tradition that we say started -- about 1943.
We wanted the box to look more old time and that's why instead -- have any instruction book we actually have -- newspaper -- look to our.
Disseminating -- information.
So it tells you all about the car -- secrets I've learned over the 63 years I've been carving.
And it gives reminiscences.
About how our family grew up.
Carrying our intricate -- -- door to door and dad trying to keep the candles lit in the Wisconsin.
October -- which could be fairly cold and windy.
So dressing up wasn't the big thing for us for us it was -- intricately carved -- lanterns toward -- door.
Lit with a candle and -- course -- neighbors are pretty amazed that meant we got a lot more candy.
That's pretty incredible I come from Minnesota saying -- what it's like to have -- snow Lee and or a windy Halloween fell and -- -- their midwest roots.
John -- founder of Graham pop -- dean's pumpkin carving kits.
Really cool family business definitely check out their website it's a -- of our dean.
Dot com John fake -- so much for joining us have a very happy -- any.
Happy Halloween to you and -- together and create memories.
We well definitely especially after seeing all -- inspiring -- photograph of the -- again John writing founder grant writing -- he's so my.
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