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Perfect Equals Procrastination!

“Perfect equals Procrastination”. This quote hit me right between the eyes this past week as I closed out 2016 and headed into 2017.

I have wanted to do a series to give our Little Bird fans and followers greater insight into the everyday business of building this Little Bird Vintage Designs venture of mine all while raising 5 fledglings throughout these past 10 years! It just seemed like I could never quite coordinate my make-up, hair, attire, time without distraction, thoughts and so on…

And so, without further adieu, I present to you my imperfect take on a vlog that, if you can get past wardrobe, will hopefully provide you with a deeper connection into this venture and your connection to it.

Ten years ago, I began this dream with one trademarked animal. It has now grown into five inspired trademarked animals and four product lines, which each have a Give associated with them, all produced right here in South Texas.

My mission to spread warmth, love, and happiness throughout the world, one Little Bird at a time, was inspired by my personal motherhood story. I wanted to share the same warmth, love and security to children in need throughout my community and world that I am able to provide daily to my own children. I decided to do so through a for-profit give model in order to show my children through example how one person, one family, one business can make a positive impact in the world while also making a living.

Little Bird currently partners with The Children’s Shelter of San Antonio to donate blankets to children in need. We hope to eventually give to children’s shelters nationwide in order to donate blankets within each community they are sold to benefit children in need across America.

For all apparel and accessory lines we carry, a percentage of proceeds are donated to local food banks through the Feeding America program to provide meals to children in need throughout the nation. At Little Bird Vintage Designs, we call this our Buy Love, Give Love Branch!

Follow along by subscribing to our YouTube channel, and The Chirp (our company blog) littlebirdvintagedesigns.com.

Wishing you warmth, love and happiness in the year ahead!

Grace

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Lovies Make the Best Infant Blanket

I’ve been asked so many times:  Why the 20″x20″ Minky Blanket?

From my mommy perspective, I feel it is the perfect size!  It tucks neatly and snuggly around the infant in a carseat and stroller.  Number one benefit to that as opposed to larger blankets is that it does not drag or get caught in tire.  I love that.  The incredibly luscious, silky, Minky, appliquéd square not only ensures the infant stays completely warm and comforted, the brightly painted Trademarked Little Bird Vintage Designs Animals appliquéd right in the center offers a whimsically fun accent!

Win, Win!

Another win I’ve discovered, as my children have grown, their Lovie has remained a safe, secure source of warmth, LOVE and happiness for them, much like a security blanket–but without the length to drag around!  Although they need it 24 hours, it’s not nearly as filthy as some security blankets I’ve seen! 😉

The original inspiration to what started Little Bird Vintage Designs 8 1/2 years ago, was from the gift of the first Lovie, from Staci Postema, pictured here. The Original Little Bird Lovie :)It was love at first sight and the spark that ignited the dream of Little Bird!  The Lovie became our Signature product.  Postema would paint and stitch each Bird, and I would appliqué and produce the Lovies to sell.  Demand for our product at a local boutique in Corpus Christi, Texas, Belly & Baby, grew so high that Postema could no longer keep up with production.  In the Fall of 2007, I took over the entire production of Little Bird Vintage Designs, and since then 3 more animals and 4 more product lines have been added!

This week on the Vlog I give examples of why we adore Little Bird Vintage Designs Lovies.  I would love to hear from you!  How is your Little Bird Vintage Designs Lovie loved and in flight!

Comment below and be entered in the drawing for the August Give!  {MORE INFO TO COME!}

We are so excited to have you in our Flock!

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