About Us

We believe happy people make the world a better place.

That’s why we’re dedicated to Spreading joy. Giving hugs.™ and making people smile around the world.

We're dedicated to making the world a happier place by spreading happiness through virtual hugs and making people smile around the world. Because everyone needs happiness and hugs.

That’s why our mission is two-fold

  1. Social Mission: Actively work toward enriching peoples lives locally and around the world.
  2. Product Mission: Create unique and eco-friendly products to minimize our impact on the environment.

Read about what we do for our community here.

Why draw with Xs and Os?​

Because Xs and Os widely represent hugs and kisses, and we believe everyone needs hugs. Hugs seem to have this magical way of making people smile and feel loved. This is how we want you to feel when you (or your giftees) receive one of our products.

Meet Rita

You could say that designing and crafting is in my blood. My grandmother was a seamstress and my mom has been in the fashion industry her entire adult life. 

As a child, I always enjoyed writing and the arts. I remember my days designing, sketching, drawing, and photographing. 

The creative process always made me happy. I loved the different colors of crayons and the feel of a pencil when sketching. The clicking of the camera. The humming from my sewing machines. 

The process of my creating … of putting my imagination onto paper and fabric … was so therapeutic.

A took a long hiatus from the creative world after starting my corporate life. 

Then layoffs happened and the arrival of my first child. I saw him gravitate to art, music, and books. I made every effort to encourage his love for these things and found myself drawing and writing again.

After this discovery, I wanted to find a way to share it with others. To make others smile and feel loved. That was the beginning of my journey with Heart and Art Cottage®, and my goal of Spreading happiness. Giving hugs™.

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Let us help you give a hug and send some love to make them smile.