About mistletoe.com, inc.

I've been picking and selling mistletoe during the holidays now for over 25 years. When I was about 10 or 11 years old, my brother and I would take it door to door or stand outside busy shopping malls to sell it. I remember having so much fun, seeing people smile and spreading holiday cheer.

It become a tradition that endured as I grew. Though as a young man in my late teens and early twenties, I found that selling mistletoe door to door was no longer amusing to residents, and shopping centers began to be less tolerant and often didn't allow it. A new method would be required if my holiday tradition was going to endure.


Ryan and Lisa with a copy of the December 2011 issue of Real Simple magazine in which mistletoe.com made the Simple List.
In 1998, More Kisses Mistletoe was established with my bride-to-be, Lisa. We branded, packaged and distributed mistletoe to one grocery store and several Christmas tree lots. Success was limited, though for a couple planning a late December wedding during the holidays, even meager earnings were welcomed.

During our college years, mistletoe sales waned and faded from my holiday traditions, though they never left my mind. As I sold electronics on eBay, I'd throw in free mistletoe to encourage buyers to bid higher or pick my auction over another's. It seemed to work well enough.

After graduating with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration/Finance from Western Oregon University and an MBA from Oregon State University, a new thought occured to me, "The internet is a great place for business, so why not mistletoe?" And so it began.

A temporary pilot site was launched in December 2005 which showed promise and was promptly followed by the launch of MoreKissesMistletoe.com in 2006. Continuous growth and success at MoreKissesMistletoe.com led to the purchase and 2010 launch of Mistletoe.com.

Today, Lisa and I are eager and excited to ship mistletoe all over the country, bringing much cheer and gladness to all who receive it. The mistletoe tradition is a great way to brighten the holidays. May smiles light up your homes and may your seasons be bright.

Ryan Saunders
President/CEO
mistletoe.com inc.