Sharon Glassman, a New York Fashion designer and songwriter, has a mission to create cards and gifts that “sing” and provide a way to spread love. Her experience as a professional storyteller has her creativity shining through in her songs, graphics and messages that are created by her business, Smile Songs.
“I started my business to fulfill a wish from my live music fans, who said: “If only we could take you home, so we could feel the happiness of your songs and sunny vibe any time we want to smile! Coming from a creative services as well as a performing arts background, my response was: Challenge accepted,” Glassman detailed.
“I design with your happiness in mind and am here to help (retailers) delight customers with dynamic greeting cards and gifts whose art, music and messaging is charmingly original and emotionally timeless,” Glassman shared. All of Smile Songs’ designs are Made in the USA, which helps reduce shipping costs and delivery times for retailers.
Glassman is a self-proclaimed “deep listener” and that this ability allows her to understand messages that customers seek. “I use my extensive experience in branding, creative services and a commitment to collaboration to bring (retailers) products that will make you and your customers smile,” she said. “I see our relationship as a 1+1=3, and I am super open to your feedback, suggestions and ideas. I’ve even made a video where I sing to you about how and what I do!”
Currently, buyers are able to shop for this designer’s offerings that are infused with kindness through a variety of platforms — Smile Songs website, Trada, Faire and Abound digital marketplaces and it also offers an interactive catalog that “sings” and stores can order directly from the catalog. Additionally, Glassman shared that she works with clients on rush orders, questions and other requests. “I’d love to hear from you!” she emphasized. For buyers that wish to connect, they may visit Smile Songs on Instagram and DM Glassman, or can simply email her for more information.
Glassman is a longtime student of yoga and “seva” — meaning service — is a very integral part of her nature. She explained she is a businesswoman, but she also is on a mission to server her “customers and stockists with cards and gifts that help them feel and share happiness, joy, encouragement, love and appreciation — and of course, fun!”
“I am so inspired by all of you in so many ways! Sometimes it can be hard to see all the joy and awesomeness we are creating as we do it. And that can feel tiring, especially in these unusual times,” she detailed. “But as your fan and friend on ‘Insta’, I cheer you on every day. (I) am inspired and supportive of all you do, AND am here to be of help to you in any way I can. To amplify, brainstorm, create and send good vibes. Because positive energy is what our beautiful stationery world is all about.”