Long before I met Helen, she was working on starting her greeting card company.  Having graduated with a degree in fine art from Principia College and worked for furniture designer David Rowland in New York, she had a great understanding of design and a lot of ideas.  So she designed some cards with some very cute line drawings.  She began day*star on January 1st, 1980.

Meanwhile, she was becoming a photographer, and introduced a line of photocards at the Boston Gift Show in the mid-eighties.  The success of

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Helen's the one with the hat.  David's the other one.

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