Originally I, Julie Johanson, started this business in 1996 after my first child was born. I wanted the opportunity to stay at home with her. After my daughter developed Autism, working outside the home was not an option, so I was so grateful for my home-based business. My older daughter has since been rediagnosed with an extremely rare genetic disorder called Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency which is a terminal neurodegenerative disease. Now I am a single mom to two beautiful girls - the second one is completely healthy, and I still love painting my piggy banks as well as the new products I offer. When you order from Personalizedpiggybanks.com, you are supporting a very small business and will receive the best customer service available. We have many returning, happy customers who appreciate the personal attention I give. If you become a customer, I will be sure to extend the same customer service to you as I have to my existing customers.