At the heart of XO Craft beats a story of love, resilience, and unwavering determination, all embodied by our two incredible boys, Xavier 9yo and Ollie 7yo. Their namesake, the XO in XO Craft, is more than just letters – it’s a symbol of the adversities we have faced as a family as well as the deep love and care we have for one another.

Our youngest son Ollie’s journey, marked by his diagnosis of Level 2, moderate Autism and Global Developmental Delay, at just 16 months old, then later escalating to Level 3, severe Autism, GDD, and ADHD at age 3, has been a testament to the strength of the human spirit. With a lifetime of therapies looming ahead, we found ourselves facing a daunting reality, especially as New Zealand citizens without access to funding in Australia for these crucial interventions. Yet, in the face of adversity, a mother and father’s love knows no bounds.

Determined to provide the best possible care for Ollie, we embarked on a journey that led to the birth of XO Craft. What started as a small business venture soon blossomed, thanks to the overwhelming support of our incredible community of customers. Your patronage isn’t just about buying products – it’s about investing in Ollie’s future, funding his therapies, and providing him with the tools he needs to thrive.

With every purchase, you, our customer have become a part of Ollie’s story, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Your support has not only paid the household bills but also helped with Ollie’s therapies which has brought us immeasurable joy and hope in seeing the day-to-day improvements unfold in Ollie’s life. Once non-verbal, Ollie, is beginning to find his voice. The sheer elation and pride we feel are indescribable.

But it doesn’t stop there. Ollie’s progress extends beyond words – he’s starting to understand us, to navigate the world around him in ways we never imagined possible. His milestones are a testament to the incredible impact of community support.

As we reflect on Ollie’s journey and the role XO Craft has played in shaping it, we’re filled with gratitude. Each milestone reached, each word spoken, is a testament to the strength of our family and the unwavering support of our customers. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being a part of Ollie and the XO Craft journey – we couldn’t have done it without you.