DANVILLE, Vt., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Burnt Impressions LLC founder Galen P. Dively III came up with his Hemp Leaf Toaster idea while wrapping Christmas gifts last year. The idea wouldn't go away and soon a small company took shape at his home in the North East Kingdom of Vermont. He now offers Hemp Leaf Toasters, Peace Sign Toasters and Jesus Toasters through the company's websites and a growing number of stores.
"Our first real debut was at The Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival in Bridgeport, Connecticut last August," says Galen. "We didn't have the Jesus Toaster in stock, but we had a small booth selling the Peace Sign and Hemp Leaf Toasters. The response was amazing and brought smiles to everyone that saw them. I watched teenage girls convince their fathers they needed a toaster. Our Internet sales really jumped after that show."
Burnt Impressions LLC, http://burntimpressions.com, sourced a factory holding patents which allow patterns to be "toasted" on bread and began marketing their own toaster designs in early August 2010. "Our motto is Getting Toasted a Whole New Way," says Galen, "and we offer our line of toasters, retail and wholesale, on the burntimpressions.com site." Asked about the Jesus Toasters, his eyes grow wide, "We are very excited about our first shipment of Jesus Toasters and our new website. Jesus is just too big not to have his own website!" Thus JesusToasters.com, http://jesustoasters.com, was recently created. There are plans to make the Jesus Toasters available for church and school fundraisers.
About Burnt Impressions LLC
Burnt Impressions LLC is a small business founded on a shoestring budget with the help of several friends. Shipping and receiving are done out of an old barn and meetings are held around the kitchen table. Art, websites and copy are done on the home computer with copious amounts of coffee fueling the creativity. Burnt Impressions LLC's Shipping and Receiving Manager Owen Mercon says, "I saw this start as an idea last winter to having pallets of toasters filling up my barn this summer. It's great! I am not a salesman but I have sold toasters to over 70% of the stores I have approached so far and the stores not interested, the sales clerks have bought one for themselves. They love the idea. It's unique and they make great gifts. Everyone giggles when they first see them."
Burnt Impressions has a small but growing list of independent stores carrying their products. They direct market their toasters through their websites and will attend various trade shows next year. Our toasters are made exclusively for Burnt Impressions LLC by Toshine International Group Limited, Ningbo, China. For more information, visit http://burntimpressions.com and http://jesustoasters.com.
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