Everyone is busy with life and jobs and myriad other distractions, which is why Color My Credit was founded… to make easy work of teaching people it isn’t about the family you were born into or the school you graduated from, but being AWARE and EDUCATED, which will bring you the financial success every American desires and deserves. Now… about colors and crayons! Robert Fulghum has an amazing quote that references building a Crayola bomb as a secret weapon; a happiness weapon! He talks about things like beauty bombs that would be launched whenever a crisis developed. According to Fulghum, “It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas.” The poetry is touching, as he talks of not going cheap with boxes of eight, but rather the big 64-box with a sharpener built in. The box would then contain the beautiful colors of gold and copper and myriad others that would cause people to smile, get a funny look on their faces… and then color the world with imagination! Imagine Dorothy… Imagine you… coming out of the spin replacing black and white with wild, vivid colors! Remember, color creates, enhances, establishes, reveals and changes your mood. Alisa
One of the company’s top employees was colorblind!
Emerson Moser was with Crayola for 35 years before he decided to let the press in on a fun fact: he was colorblind. The diagnosis came during a company physical in 1953; Moser said his colorblindness wasn’t severe, but he did have trouble discerning between slight variations in colors. He molded over 1.4 billion crayons for the company before retiring in 1990. Crayola asked him to donate his wax-covered work boots for their Hall of Fame.
The biggest crayola ever!
For the company’s 100th anniversary, Crayola asked customers around the U.S. to send their blue “leftolas” (left over crayons) so they could make the biggest crayon ever. The largest crayon was made up of 123,000 crayons, weighed 1,500 pounds, measured up at 15 feet long and was 16 inches in diameter. Talk about a big deal!
History and Inventors of Crayons
You’re not the only boy who loves to color. Somebody had to invent crayons and coloring sticks. Best buddies-cousins Edwin Binney and Harold Smith-created wax crayons and the Crayola Company in 1903. Edwin and Harold made shoe polish and printing ink too.