We had the good fortune of connecting with Natalia Organista Ramos and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Natalia, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
When I lived in Colombia my mom wanted to give me a birthday gift for my 22nd birthday. There are many companies that provide gift services in Colombia. She bought one of these and it was a breakfast gift with balloons. She sent this to the office I was working at. When I moved to United States I noticed that this service was not easily provided and I love arts and crafts and started up an Instagram to show off gifts I was selling.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I love helping people express their love in a relationship whether its Family, couples or friendship. This has helped me come up with creative Ideas for Gifts. I have been able to help so many loved ones connect because a lot of my customer do not live in United States and have a loved one here. I love seeing the smile that I bring to peoples faces when I give them the gift that has been personalized by their loved one. For example I have had a customer tell me that they have not been able to see their husband in five years and I was able to give them a special day with the gift she sent him. My goal is to create a special moment between two people to make an unforgettable gift for any special occasion. I’ve learned that special moments can be celebrated even when we are thousands of miles apart.

Professionally I’ve learned that a business whether big or small takes a lot of work to maintain. I am learning something new everyday. What I would like the world to know about my brand, is that you are never too far or it is never too late to give a gift to a loved one.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I actually have family coming in for the holidays. We are going to go eat at Postino’s at the Heights. They have the best bruschetta boards in town. My husband and I just found this growler in Houston Craft beer Cellar and last week we had the best Mango beer I have ever tasted. My husband and I love to go to Buffalo Bayou park if it’s not too cold when they are here we will take them their to see the amazing Houston Skyline and to Graffiti park to see amazing Art.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
first and foremost I have to give thanks to my mom Leonor Ramos. Once I moved to United States we came up with the Idea to start this business in Atlanta. She has pushed me when I felt like quitting. I also have to give thanks to my husband Jorge Chamale for letting me bounce ideas off of him and making my art more successful he also encourages me to not give up.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/houstonnatisgiftshop/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/natisgiftshop

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