The lovely Amanda Farren from Ella Announcements is with us on the blog today! You may be mistaken in thinking that the photo below is of her 4 children but no actually the pretty little thing 3rd from the left is Amanda 😉 Amanda has recently just had a new baby boy who they have called Isaac – I’m guessing she hasn’t had time to get a new photo of her and the 4 children yet 😉
Who are you?
I’m Amanda, mum of four little ones from Coventry (also known as @AmandaFarren!)
I run an online stationery company called Ella Announcements that specialises in baby stationery for all occasions such as Birth Announcements, Christening Invitations, Thank You Cards and More. Alongside this, you’ll also find on the website: Wedding Invitations, Business Design Services and a range of Gifts perfect for Christmas.
When did you establish your business?
Ella Announcements was launched four years ago, whilst I was a stay-at-home mum to two very young children. The endless kids TV programmes started to become tiresome…
What made you start your own business?
It was actually never a conscious decision to start my own business, which knowing what I know now seems very weird to me! To stem my boredom I’d started to teach myself basic graphic and web design skills… One thing led to another… And before I knew it, I was making money and launching my own business. The main reasons that this was such a great development in my life are: 1. I got to stay at home with my children whilst 2. Generating another income for my family and 3. It gave me a sense of purpose, and something to do with my life!