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Brenda Castillo Sweet Llamita Founder

Brenda's family moved to California at the age of nine from Mexico City to a famous little valley she had no idea existed called Napa Valley. Thanks to her sixth-grade teacher, Brenda discovered her love for art and by the time she was in high school she was painting platters for days for the annual school auctions helping fundraise hundreds of dollars per platter.

About a year after her college graduation, Brenda could not find any cards at premium stationery boutiques that could connect with her mom or dad. Most Father's Day cards, for example, had imagery of bowties, ties, and fancy shoes and her dad, being a landscaper, wore muddy working boots, a hat, and sunglasses to work. Seeing the lack of card selection for many years after that experience, she started doodling card ideas and began to play with graphic design software for the first time after work. Finally, she went back to school to get a certificate in design at UCLA and launched Sweet Llamita.

Brenda started Sweet Llamita for people, who like herself, want for their unique experiences to be celebrated. Whether you need a Mother's day card for your mom who speaks Spanish, or cards for your friends who have various skin tones, or for your dad who works in construction, we got you covered.

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