I’m a giver. That’s just in my Cuban DNA. Maybe it’s something in my personal genetic programming, but I have a hard time saying, “no.”
“Do you want me to do something that will take me lots of time I don’t have?”
“Yes. Of course I’ll do it.”
I’m convinced it all started with my family of origin. Have you ever tried to say, “no” to your Cuban mother? There you go.
Anyway, as you may or may not know, I have a very cool poster shop over on Etsy called MartaDarbyDesigns (and just recently on Shopify, too) where I sell posters that I’ve designed with names of my favorite foods.
Well, it started that way. And my favorite foods, of course, are Cuban, so I made this one for myself. I’m delighted to report that lots of other Cubans share my enthusiasm for this poster. (It comes in 7 colors!)
Also, I have friends from different places report that they’ve seen my poster in Cuban restaurants in places as diverse as Texas and New Jersey. (I feel sooo accidentally cool.)
I started selling this poster here through my blog a few years ago and it’s become very popular. So much so, that people have been requesting a poster from their own countries of origin and with their favorite foods.
And like I said at the beginning of this post, I’m a giver. So here’s just a sampling of what’s available in my shop.
It’s been quite the learning curve for me and it’s made me want to try all kinds of different foods, but that’s not important right now.
I still have lots of people asking for their own food posters, so I’m currently working on Nicaraguan Food, Colombian Food, and Bolivian Food, and even Jewish food. Believe it.
My only problem is that because Christmas is coming, and I’m not a big chain retailer, I have limits on how long I can take orders so that they will arrive before Christmas.
So, reluctantly, I have to impose a deadline.
Today’s PSA is this: If you would like to order any of the food posters in my shop, please do so by December 15th, 2016. I will be closing my shop for the Christmas holidays and comelatas on the 15th at the end of the business day.
See? I told you I was a giver.