Hi I’m Doug, and welcome to Melissa & Doug! You know, it’s hard to believe that it’s our 25-year anniversary this year. It was only a very short 25 years ago that I completely on my own started this company from nothing with no one there to help.
– Oh, hey Melissa.
– Hi, I’m Melissa
– No, I’m Melissa actually
It was 25 years ago that Melissa and I went away to a little bed-and-breakfast where we brainstormed what do we want to do and we decided what? To focus on children because the future again we decided that we wanted products for children and that was literally 25 years ago this summer in Lenox Massachusetts where we went and made that decision.
We started because we love children and we believe that there weren’t enough great son the market that made learning fun. That was our motivation twenty five years ago we started with one little educational product which was sold out of the back of our station wagon 25 years later the station wagon is still doing fine and we are still working together with our great team of people here at Melissa and Doug to make as many wonderful products for you as we possibly can. We both come from families of educators, our parents were educators, our siblings, everyone related, our aunt, our uncle. Everyone was in education, and we wanted to make educational products for children. So we decided to…
– do exactly that.
We’ve teamed up together and it’s been a great collaboration, we’ve been married for… certainly a long time. We’ve never cared about anything else other than creating great educational products for children and creating a great atmosphere here where people can give great service to our customers, take great care of our retailers, take great care of the moms and dads and the kids, and everyone who has our products. And we have six children, so Melissa said we love children, so she really means it. We love children, we love our own children, we love your children. And we’re trying to lead by example, so please have more children.
Right, so we thank you for being part of our family for the past 25 years and we look forward to the next 25 days. Hope you’ll be part of it. I mean 25 years, excuse me.
– What’s wrong with you?
– Thank you very much!