After numerous failed invention ideas, Jennifer Bagnaschi knew something had to follow through. It wasn’t until an actual dream in the Spring of 2008 that confirmed her hopes for a new and impressive business idea.
From the dream sprung “TheHolidayPatrol.com”, a Complete Online Gift Arrangement Service. “TheHolidayPatrol.com” takes total control of the entire gifting process, everything from the gift selections to the shipping. “The service is intended for those who are unintentionally forgetful, hard working with busy schedules, those who may not like shopping, the procrastinators and the list goes on.”
In early 2008, Bagnaschi, a wedding planner and stay-at-home mom, had high hopes on one of her many invention ideas; but it wasn’t until she surfed the web after much preparation to find something so identical to her idea that it’d be too risky to precede. Understandably disappointed and slightly distraught, her sister assured her she’d think of something else, especially being home with the children all day.
About two months later, Bagnaschi had a dream. She dreamt she was walking down the street in her hometown of Philadelphia, surrounded by row houses. On her left-hand side were 3 girls from high school she supposedly wasn’t too fond of, standing on a short flight of stairs. As she was walking by, she overheard them talking, “We should start a business where people won’t have to shop for anyone, we could do it. We could buy gifts, wrap them, throw in a card and ship it to whoever they want! And they can let us know up to a year in advance while they don’t have to remember.”
Impressed by the group’s idea, Bagnaschi thought they had a brilliant concept and thought she could use it, but then realized it was “their” idea, not hers. Disappointed yet again, she woke up and realized, it was a “dream”. All rights belonged to her. But as she drifted off back to sleep, Bagnaschi wondered what she would call the business, and without seconds lost, something said, “The Holiday Patrol”.
She jumped out of bed, “The Holiday Patrol! The Holiday Patrol!” awaking her husband. Startled and half asleep he asked, ““What? What Jenny? What are you talking about?”
“The Holiday Patrol’, Eddie! Our new business! It’s called The Holiday Patrol!”
“Yeah, great. Now go back to sleep.” He turned his head and went back to sleep.
From that day on, Jennifer Bagnaschi took all the necessary steps to get The Holiday Patrol on a move. The company shops at reputable stores to ensure good quality. Once a member, all you have to do is select a gift category on the website, give a little information about who the gift is for, and then “The Holiday Patrol, LLC” does the rest. They shop, gift-wrap, provide an appropriate card with a personalized note from you, package, and ship the gift to whomever you want, whenever you want, within a 365 day period.
The website does not discriminate; it serves both residential and commercial consumers. “This is a great service because it helps avoid hurt feelings on a personal note, and keeps your loved ones feeling thought of, and on a business note, it keeps and impresses clients and is great for holiday parties.”
“TheHolidayPatrol.com”, based out of Middletown, Connecticut, offers four annual membership packages. Gifts are valued from $50-$100, of good quality and include electronics, authentic jewelry, gift baskets, perfumes, toys, flowers, gift certificates and more. “The best part people love is that they can place orders now for next Christmas and not have to worry about it when the time comes around.”
Bagnaschi keeps pulling attention to her site by offering promotions relevant to her company’s concept, such as digital cameras, platinum package spa giveaways, gift baskets and the list could go on.
So would you call Jennifer Bagnaschi’s company a “dream come true”? I’d say so. She continues to give a listening ear to her customers and strives to make everyday better than the last.