I don't know about you, but I always keep my Bible in a Bible cover. I love the protection the cover gives and when my Bible is all zipped in, I don't have to worry about papers, bookmarks, etc. falling out. With a Bible cover, I can take my Bible with me on trips or to church without having to worry about it getting torn up or dirty. Actually, I leave it in it's cover even here at home for an extra measure of protection.
Because I appreciate my Bible cover so much, I was THRILLED to discover Carry the Word. Not only do they make good quality Bible covers, they also embroider Scripture verses on the covers! They are just beautiful!
Carry the Word offers several sizes of Bible covers in many different colors with a variety of Verses stitched on the covers. If you don't see the color combination you are looking for, or you would like a specific verse, or a different Bible version, don't worry. Carry the Word is more than happy to do custom orders to fit your specifications.
Carry the Word also offers laptop bags, backpacks, and small purses along with their line of Bible Covers. These also have embroidered flowers or Verses on them which gives a very special touch to their work. I was blessed a few months ago to receive one of their purses (in my favorite color - purple! :)). The purse is very well made and is nice and sturdy!
I'd love to now introduce to you, the people behind Carry the Word.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Jan and my husband’s name is Jack. We have been married thirty six years. We have two grown children, and five grandchildren. We live in the beautiful pacific northwest, and we work on our business together.
How and when did you become interested in your craft?
My husband had a friend who made bags, and we became partners with him. We made simple bags at first (no embroidery) , and we even made windsocks for airports. After a while doing that we went off on our own, and transitioned in to what we do now.
What inspired you to open your shop?
We sold our old business when we moved to Oregon 13 years ago, but circumstances brought us to the conclusion that starting up again would be a good idea. We really feel God directed us, and that is why our shop has a Christian emphasis.
Where did your shop name come from?
It’s simple really. We put God’s Word on bags that you carry. Carry The Word
You really can’t find a sturdy American made Bible cover at the Christian book stores. Getting one with a custom verse or design is impossible there as well. We make covers that are super tough with very high quality materials, and we can put whatever the customer likes on them. Our laptop cases and backpacks are made with the same high quality materials and standards.
What is your favorite item in your shop?
Probably this Bible cover
I love the eagle design and the verse, in fact I have a version of this on my own Bible cover.
Do you take custom orders? If so, how do they work?
Yes, the customer just needs to contact us, and we will work with them to get whatever verse or design they would like on their Bible cover, laptop case, or backpack. They can choose where they want the design or verse and the colors, so it’s a one of a kind just for them.
Besides crafting, what else do you do? What are your other interests?
Well, God is #1 in my life, so spending time in His Word is important to me. My other interests are healthy living through nutrition and exercise, organic gardening, and travel.
What advice would you give someone new to online selling?
Be patient! Sales usually don’t come overnight, it takes time to learn how to do it all, and I’m certainly not an expert! You will learn bit by bit though, and if you have a product people want, the sales will come.
Aren't they all just beautiful! I'd love to be able to have a Bible cover or laptop case with a custom Scripture verse embroidered on it! Someday I'm hoping to be able to purchase one from Carry the Word!
You can also find Carry the Word on their Website, Etsy, Facebook, and Twitter. Come check out their wonderful products and shops! And from now through the end of June, you can get $5.00 off any purchase from Carry the Word's Artfire shop with the coupon code: spirit. I think you'll be blessed with the high quality, American made Bible covers, laptop cases, backpacks and purses offered by this Handmade Artisan husband and wife team!