Joyce Clyde was born in David City, Nebraska back in 1891 to George and Nancy. His father died when he was seven. To help support the family he started selling door-to-door with a company that would later be known as Avon Products. In 1905, Joyce and his brother invested $540.00 to buy picture postcards that he could sell to store owners.
In 1910, he moved to Kansas City, Missouri with just two shoeboxes’ full of postcards. Three years later they had opened a store selling postcards and greeting cards. He bought an engraving machine making his own cards. He died in 1982, he was 91.
Don’t recognize the name, how about if I add his last name of Hall? Still confused, I’ll go one step further and add the name of his company, Hallmark Cards. This is truly an American success story.
Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free gift of a smile today