Have you ever heard of National Gumdrop Day before? Of all the lesser-known holidays, I can't believe I'm just learning about this one! Feb. 15, 2014 is National Gumdrop Day. The exact origin of this sugar covered gelatin candy is not clear. Many people believe that a man named Percy Trusdale invented the gumdrop in 1801, but there is very little evidence. What we do know is that gumdrops have been a popular confection for at least two hundred years. Gumdrops can come in fruity flavors like grape, cherry, orange, and lemon or spiced flavors like cinnamon, clove, mint, and anise. When choosing a name for my clothing swap boutique I wanted a name that evoked childlike innocence and fun because "kids clothing swap" was boring and unimaginative. Gumdrops come in bright colors ad that inspired the branding colors I chose for my logo and store paint.
It's a FREE EVENT if you are on foot and
$5 charge for each car to park so,
if you must drive, be sure to carpool!
Gumdrop Swap Children's and Maternity Boutique will be selling a selection of our best new merchandise. Please come visit our tent near the children's zone. The organizers are very accommodating and organized. Live Green Connecticut gets better every year! They have entertainment, a kid's tent, food, discussions and of course a variety of vendors with products and services. Do you have a business that is eco-friendly or family friendly? I highly recommend you also being an exhibitor at this event! Get your PDF application here.
Email the founders Daphne & Scot and make sure you mention Gabby from Gumdrop Swap sent ya!
We've been in our new location for about a month now and starting to feel settled. Thank you to all who supported in some way. Whether a customer, donor to our fundraiser campaign or physically helped move - THANK YOU!
We didn't move far. We are now at 993 Main St, Suite 1U, Bridgeport, CT 06604. If you are familiar with our old location we just moved from in side the Arcade Mall to the outside, right across from Jimmy's. Our street location makes it a lot easier to unload and load for swapping. If you haven't checked out our new digs, here are some photos to wet your palette.