Mark Borella believes every kid and teacher should start their school year off with a smile, and if there's one thing Borella knows how to do, it's how to get people to smile.
The Seeds of Happiness owner wasn't planning on releasing a back-to-school product, but he thought he'd throw an apple seed creation in the Kirkwood factory kiln for kicks.
"I did a test and when they came out of the kiln, I decided to make a few more, then bam, we started getting orders from all over the country," Borella said.
The Kirkwood sculptor and smile-giver is now making his second round of apple seed keepsakes.
Borella is going to release more speciality seeds to coordinate with the holidays: pumpkin seeds, snowmen and Santas. He also plans to create different sunflower seeds around Easter that will only be available at the Seeds of Happiness factory in Kirkwood.
While the Seeds of Happiness apple seed is a little more expensive than a regular apple (they cost $5 a piece), they are sure to never spoil.
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