it takes two had its humble beginnings in 1984 when the mother-daughter team of Georgia Rettmer and Kimberly Rinehart combined their creative gifts as artist and writer and published 24 greeting cards. In the early days, Georgia and Kimberly showed their portfolio of original designs to local shop owners, wrote orders, packaged cards and filled the orders. The company originally operated from a spare garage with lots of volunteer help from family members and friends! Today, the it takes two staff operates out of a 21,000 square foot office and warehouse building in Le Sueur, MN.
The Winding Path
The very first it takes two cards and gifts were marketed exclusively to independent retail shops. Additional markets were added as Georgia and Kimberly expanded their line of cards to include pet sympathy cards, home anniversary cardsand volunteer appreciation cards. They recognized the importance of personal communication in the business world, and continued to develop cards and gift items tailored specifically for professionals. A lifelong love for animals and pets grew into a successful line of tender pet condolence cards. Numerous personal experiences volunteering fostered the ideas for an extensive line of cards and gifts thanking volunteers for their time and talents. Serving on a local Hospice board was the opportunity that led to a deeply meaningful offering of sympathy and support cards used by Hospice workers as well as those in other areas of counseling and ministry.
It takes two currently offers greeting cards and paper products, pocket calendars, bookmarks, magnets and journals for professionals who want to build client relationships or simply want to let their volunteers, customers or patients know how much they are appreciated.
“We are in the business of helping people communicate with each other both visually and verbally, whether sending a card of support and encouragement or giving a gift of appreciation, there is great joy in knowing we are helping business professionals make a real difference in the lives of those they serve.”
Not a Professional? No Problem.
If you are an individual looking for single cards, gifts, pocket planners, scrapbooking papers or stickers and can’t find them here or in a nearby retail shop, we have a website just for you!
Shop products for personal use at www.shopittakestwo.com.