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Thimblepress seeks to multiply...

Thimblepress seeks to multiply happiness

By: Frank Corder - January 20, 2023

Kristen Ley, owner of Thimblepress

Owner Kristen Ley shares her story in a Bigger Pie Forum young entrepreneurs podcast series.

Kristen Ley, founder and owner of Thimblepress, recently sat down with Bigger Pie Forum for a discussion in their new podcast series focused on young entrepreneurs in Mississippi.

Ley, who knew at an early age she wanted to create and be an artist, started the company in 2011 after graduating from Mississippi State University and following the establishment of another business – Cultigraphic Creative – with a college classmate.

According to the company’s website, the name “Thimblepress” is derived from Ley’s childhood, now continued on to adulthood, collection of thimbles from her travels. Every time she traveled to a new state, she got a thimble to mark her visit.

Thimblepress is a nationally recognized, creative and innovative line of greeting cards and gifts that spring from Ley’s faith-based mission.  The company is built on the idea that even the smallest life moments need to be celebrated and cherished, because life is short.  Ley seeks to impact positive social and community change and encourage children in the world of creative pursuits and careers.

Ley has said that she hopes to make Thimblepress a reflection of her life, love of her family, and her favorite places in the world; one of them being Mississippi.

Listen in here to Kristen’s journey with her achievements and challenges that provide some insight for those desiring to pursue their own start up right here in Mississippi.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father.