Stories that inspire

The Wishbeads Podcast

Hosted by Alexa Fischer.

Episode 84 | Connecting Hearts with Sandra Magsamen

Sandra Magsamen is an artist, art therapist, mom, and award-winning author who has touched millions of people with her heartfelt creations. For over 35 years, she has designed gifts, books, and collections that help people express themselves and connect with one another.

Sandra's journey began in 1987 when she started creating art in her kitchen, eventually founding Table Tiles, Inc. in 1991. Her handmade originals quickly gained popularity, expanding into a multimillion dollar gift business. Sandra's reach grew through licensing partnerships and collaborations with retailers like 1-800-Flowers.

As a best-selling author, she has written over 60 adult and children's books, including cherished titles like "Welcome Little One" and "I Love You Honey Bunny." Sandra's work has been featured on PBS and in notable publications. She has also formed partnerships with Walmart, Hallmark, and other companies, bringing personalized and sustainable products to customers.

Her children's book “I Wish Wish Wish for You!” is an inspirational story that shares the wishes that we all have for our own children as well as children all over the world. In 2022, she launched the World of Wishes Campaign that seeks to gather and illuminate the wishes of young people from around the world! Participants were prompted to finish the sentence, “I wish…” and draw a picture of a wish that matters to them.

The goal of the campaign to not only spread the wonderful wishes of our next generation, but also to inspire, energize and empower all who read these wishes so that they too can make an important and lasting impact on our world!

On the podcast, Sandra shares so many gems of insight that have shaped her journey as an artist and entrepreneur. She's a shining example of living a life of meaning and impact while staying committed to building an intentional life on a daily basis.

Today, Sandra continues to create and collaborate while embracing a life of artistry with her family in Maryland and Vermont.