Who is Saint Joseph?
It is believed that Joseph is the husband of Mary (mother of Jesus). Christian traditions view Joseph as the foster father of Jesus. It is said that he taught Jesus the trade of carpentry.
We did quite a bit of research when we were developing EcoJoe®. It is not clear where the notion of burying a St Joseph statue started. Many say it’s a bit of a superstition. usually, saints are used as ‘intercessors’ – aiding us in something we need help in – and usually, each saint is noted for a particular strength, based on their lives. For example, a saint that was a nurse may be prayed to when illness strikes.
Since Joseph was a carpenter and likely built/repaired houses, that is probably where he came in as a patron saint of carpenters/protecting houses. Usually, you use a statue as an icon for ‘protection’ of some sort. For
For example: we see Ganesh statues around a yoga studio to remind us of removing obstacles for us. It is the same with saint icons. The burying of the statue is akin to St. Joseph watching over for good fortune for anything to do with houses. Even if it is a superstition – it still focuses attention on a positive outcome and asks for help/intervention from a higher source – not a bad thing.
To us, Saint Joseph is the hardest working saint in real estate. He is all natural, won’t harm the earth.
WHO IS ECOJOE®?
When we are working on the design of EcoJoe®, we feel the current products on the market are plastic-y and cheap-looking, which don’t reflect St Joseph’s status well. We also wanted to modernize the look of St Joseph. After all, he’s an important figure and Jesus’s step-father, Mary’s husband on earth. So we modernized St Joseph’s image and made the packaging eye-catching. We also designed EcoJoe® to be a great and unique gift for friends who are selling their homes.
For real estate agents, it is also a great promotional gift for clients. We purposely left spaces on the back of our gift kits for promotional marketing stickers. EcoJoe® will and has helped agents to stand out from the crowd of realtors.
Lastly, EcoJoe® is a great all natural alternative. EcoJoe® is made with 100% clay, hand molded, fired in kilns and left out to air dry for 30-40 days.
The biodegradable packaging is printed with soy-based ink on 100% recycled cardboard (gift kit) or stone paper (regular kit) that is made with 70% marble powder.
We also purchased carbon credits to offset the carbon produced during shipping and manufacturing.
Plastic St. Joseph statues release poisonous toxins into our water, soil and eco-system during its productions & breakdown.
Plastic is a by-product of crude oil. When plastic products are produced, toxic chemicals are released into our atmosphere. The production also takes away valuable water resources and poisons our grounds.