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Maria's big idea is a product called Garland Greetings. It's a hand-decorated wreath with clips hidden beneath bows to help you display holiday cards and photographs. "The biggest question you get when you receive that holiday card is, 'What am I going to do with it?'" she says. "Here they are presented with love, affection, beauty. It's a way to symbolize what it means to you."

Carson says he loves to send cards and lines the ones he gets on a buffet table…only to have them fall over like dominos. "I love this. I think it's useful and fun and it's really appealing to the QVC customer," he says. "I'll take 14!"

What would it mean for Maria to win? "I think to share Garland Greetings, to share Christmas, to share the holidays with everybody would be the dream of a lifetime—to be able to help decorate and help get people's Christmas cards up and beautiful," she says.
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FROM: Oprah's Search for the Next Big Idea
Published on January 01, 2006

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