“Buzzworthy Baby, formerly known as, “Baby Art,” was started by Kris O’Neill, in 1986 in the tiny back room of her house in Cadillac, MI.
Kris loved the idea of a fun, colorful, personalized baby gift that people could hang in their child's nursery. Kris's unique approach was to seamlessly integrate information about every newborn into a colorful and versatile collage. The baby's name, weight, time and date of birth, siblings, parents, and other personal information could be preserved forever in a pictorial homage to the family's special day.
At first, Kris gave the personalized prints away as gifts to friends and family members with new babies. However, once the "buzz" spread about her colorful and intricate designs, she started selling them near and far.
Being featured at a Chicago gift show in 1989 caused Kris's artwork to go viral, and soon, her designs were being sold in hundreds of stores across the nation. Employees were added and a move to a studio was necessary.
However, in 1994, the conflict between running a business and being an involved mother to her two sons, Kyle and Devin, caused Kris to close up shop, until the day the company could be reawakened.
18 years later that is exactly what happened when one of Kris’s sons decided to rock the cradle. Intrigued by how many people had cherished his mother's artwork, entrepreneur Devin O'Neill spearheaded the business side of what he rechristened "Buzzworthy Baby."
Today, Kris keeps the initial vision of Buzzworthy Baby alive, offering the same personalized and colorful collages, as well as seeking out more creative gift ideas for new and growing families. Meanwhile, Devin ensures that Buzzworthy Baby continues to provide the quality products his mother first made famous almost thirty years ago.
As the company grows, Buzzworthy Baby plans on bringing other creative and entrepreneurial talent onboard. Nothing is off limits as mother and son work to build a company that is known for its unique, personalized and high-quality baby gifts.
Creating and preserving happy memories is what Buzzworthy Baby is all about.
Thank you for choosing Buzzworthy Baby. With a little help from my mom, I am dedicated to expanding our product line and providing you with the same great service she gave so many years ago.