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Bambino’s Fall Event with Little Bird October 15th!

Little Bird Vintage Designs is proud to partner up with Bambinos Boutique in San Antonio, Texas!  Come see us Saturday, October 15th at their Silhouette Event with Papers Hearts and Scissors!

DEBUTING NEW Limited Edition Winter Collection as well as NEW MINI Lovies and Christmas Ornaments with a Purpose!

Each purchase from Little Bird benefits local organizations.

The Children’s Shelter, where Blankets are donated from each purchase of a Little Bird Blanket, Pillow or Lovie;

5% from ALL Little Bird Apparel and Accessory items provide meals to the @safoodbank.

Karen Jenkins Saunders, owner of Bambinos – Baby & Children’s Boutique will be donating all proceeds made from Little Birds on Saturday, October 15th to Threads of Love San Antonio, a local non profit that benefits Premies and families of NICU babies locally! So get out your Christmas List and come Shop Little Bird this weekend at Bambinos!!

An Extension of our Buy Love, Give Love Branch.  With Every Minky Pillow, Lovie or Blanket purchase, a Blanket is donated to a child in need that is receiving care and services at the Children’s Shelter.  

From the sales in our fall/winter quarters in 2015, 1750 meals were provided and 40 blankets were donated to children throughout San Antonio from the funds donated from Little Bird thanks to your support and purchases!  

Our Goal for 2016:

3500 meals DONATED along with 150 Blankets to the Children’s Shelter of San Antonio!  

Special For the Bambino’s Event Saturday, October 15th:

Bring in 9 of the recommended 12 Pantry items to donate to the San Antonio Food Bank and receive 

a Free Eco Friendly Tote Bag from Little Bird!!!

 

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Each product created, produced and sold at Little Bird Vintage Designs has a Give associated with it and is produced in the most eco-friendly, socially responsible manner.  From the online shop back at our Nest to a boutique near you, our packaging clearly states what is wrapped within each purchase.  Our Buy Love, Give Love Branch and philosophy is to spread warmth, love and happiness, one little bird at a time.  It’s easy to be part of the giving; simply shop Little Bird Vintage Designs!

Come See us Saturday, October 15th!

Joyously!

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Sustainable Fashion from Little Bird

With each purchase from Little Bird Vintage Designs, 5% is donated to organizations that benefit children within the community Little Bird Vintage Designs product is sold.

Our signature appliquéd laptees, onesies and crews are hand painted, heat set, individually stitched and 100% American made, ensuring your Little Bird Vintage Designs appliquéd crews remain a favorite wardrobe staple for your fledgling (and future fledglings) for years to come!  Every item is washable, dryable and most importantly, lovable!

EF_Onesie_Collection_smallThe method used for each printed item is called direct to garment print. I chose this method because it causes zero negative impact on the environment by only using water-based inks, no chemicals!  You are sure to love the designs blending into the fibers of the fabric, rather than them laying on top and fading after only a few washes. Direct to garment print images are also soft to the touch, and not harsh in any way (baby approved!).

All of our hand created products here at Little Bird Vintage Designs are 100% washable, dryable and LOVABLE!

 

Each product as well as packaging is 100% earth, environment and baby friendly!

 

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Donation of 40 Blankets to SAMMinistries in 2011

Buy Love, Give Love Program

In 2011 we were able to donate 40 blankets to a local San Antonian  organization, SAMMinistries, a homeless shelter that supports families in need.  They have a campus that provides housing and assistance in order to directly support these families.

Little Bird’s Branching Out projects have been centered around things that I hold dear to my heart, such as security, safety and income through a steady job, all things which I am extremely grateful for.  When I travel, I nearly come unhinged with the absence of a routine, so I could not imagine having insecurities in these major areas of my life.  My five fledglings are lovie and blanket enthusiasts!  Lovies bring such happiness to each of them and provide them with a sense of protection and security, especially when we travel!  It is my wish to provide a similar sense of security, warmth and love to all children–whether through purchase or, as in this case, the donation of a blanket.

I received a really sweet thank you note from SAMMinistries, and a couple of pictures of a blanket in use from this sweet little girl!  It meant a lot to me, and made me even more thankful for you, all our Little Bird fans who made such a gift possible.  I thought I’d share them with you,  thank you!

Dear Grace,

On behalf of the smallest residents in our SAMM shelters, thank you for your thoughtful donation of blankets!  It is clear from your email that this donation is truly a gift from your heart.  Your sincerity and generosity are so special and I want to thank you for sharing of yourself and your business with those who are struggling.

…I had the opportunity last week to meet a sweet three-year-old little girl at our Haven for Hope campus.  Little Bird Vintage Designs blanket with 3-year-old recipient (1)She is pictured in the attached photos using one of the Little Bird blankets.  She had the brightest smile and was eager to have her photo taken with the new blanket.  Her mom just brought home a new baby sister for her (just a few weeks old) and I am sure that the blanket will give her comfort during the transition.  I hope you can see that your blankets are truly making an impact. 

 

Thank you for thinking of SAMMinistries for your outreach and donations.

Sincerely,

Liz

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The Center for Family Relations Give

Giving Tree_smallThroughout 2015, Little Bird Vintage Designs focused it’s giving efforts toward benefiting local non-profit organizations in San Antonio, Texas such as The Center for Family Relations, now known officially as The Guardian House.   I would like to be more intentional in the blanket donations and worked alongside their Executive Director, Shannon White, to develop the a product that would act not only as an item of comfort and love to the recipient, but also aid in counseling sessions as a therapeutic tool.  We developed a 10″x10″ version of our Lovie and used our smaller animals in the corner of the soft minky square.  They were a  hit and we were so happy to work with the agency to ensure the donated blankets would indeed be needed, used and loved.  I’ve attached the thank you note we received from Mrs. White since you play a pivotal role in our ability to donate.  With each product you purchase from Little Bird Product, we GIVE!  We call this our Buy Love, Give Love Branch.

Dear Little Bird Vintage Designs,

On behalf of the families and staff at the Center for Family Relations, I would like to thank you for your generous donation of Little Bird Vintage Designs blankets. Our families had a wonderful time at the Give event and have fallen in love with their blankets. One of our little clients was going to begin seeing her father at our center; she hadn’t seen him for a while and was a bit nervous. The Give event was her first introduction to our staff and facility. At the Give, she played with staff and other children, engaged in the art activities you provided and had cookies…she was joyful and lugging her blanket around like an old friend. Her tension replaced by confidence and security, she came easily to the Center for her visits.

One look in the eyes of a child that has received a gift of your blanket, and one understands that this is not just a blanket to them. It is a tangible expression of security, love and hope. At the Center for Family Relations, we utilize the Little Bird blanket as a therapeutic tool. For many children coming to visit their parent in a supervised setting there may be elements of fear, anxiety, loss of control, anger and confusion. The Little Bird blanket goes such a long way in helping alleviate those feelings…the soft, textured material is soothing and comforting; the blanket provides a sense of control, security. It is a gift of love and hope.

As you know, not all of the blankets were given out at the Give event. I would like to share the story about what happened with two of the Little Bird blankets that were awaiting a home. Grandma brought in her pre-teen granddaughter and grandson for grief counseling – their mother had recently died unexpectedly and Christmas was right around the corner. They were struggling under the weight of this turn of events. After their session, the counselor presented a blanket to each of the children. Both they, and grandma, began to cry. They explained that this was the first time they had really been able to talk about their mother’s death, and their blankets were the first sense of peace they had experienced. They shared, through their tears, that they will think of her every time they use their blanket.

Thank you for sharing your joyful optimism with the children at the Center for Family Relations. These beautiful blankets unfold a story of comfort, love and joy at a time when they so need it…when their world has been turned upside-down. We appreciate you designating the Center for Family Relations as a partner for your Buy Love, Give Love program, and we look forward to continuing to partner with you!

Sincerely,

Shannon White

 

Giving Back_smallGiving back feels great!  We are moved beyond words each time we hear stories like this, and hope to grow our Gives every year to spread more warmth love and happiness!  We hope that by seeing the impact we are able to make with your help, you’ll want to keep Little Bird Vintage Designs on your wish list all year round!

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Blankets with a Purpose!

LB_BLGOFor every blanket, lovie or minky pillow purchased, Little Bird Vintage Designs donates a blanket to a child in need…Buy Love, Give Love.

Our signature appliquéd anti-pill fleece blankets, lovies and minky pillows are 100% American made, hand painted, heat set, and individually stitched, ensuring your Little Bird Vintage Designs Appliquéd Blanket and Pillow remains a favorite with your fledgling (and future fledglings) for years to come!

100% washable, dryable and LOVABLE!

Your trademarked appliqué will remain bold in color and become softer with each wash and use.

Help us spread warmth, love and happiness throughout the world by purchasing from Little Bird Vintage Designs!

Joyfully Optimistic!

Grace

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San Antonio Food Bank and Little Bird

Since 2011, Little Bird Vintage Designs has had a Give associated with our blanket and minky pillow linesFor every blanket, lovie or minky pillow sold, a blanket is given to a child in need.  As our apparel and accessories lines grew, we decided we needed to dream up a way to make an impact through all of our hand crafted Little Bird products!

IMG_2165Little Bird partnered with the San Antonio Food Bank and designated a 5% Give from all apparel and accessory sales to be donated to their Hunger Initiative Program, which aids in reducing childhood hunger in the community.  From the sales in our fall/winter quarters in 2015, 1750 meals were provided to children throughout San Antonio from the funds donated from Little Bird thanks to your support and purchases!

Today, each product created, produced and sold at Little Bird Vintage Designs has a Give associated with it and is produced in the most eco-friendly, socially responsible manner.  From the online shop back at our Nest to a boutique near you, our packaging clearly states what is wrapped within each purchase.  Our Buy Love, Give Love Branch and philosophy is to spread warmth, love and happiness, one little bird at a time.  It’s easy to be part of the giving; simply shop Little Bird Vintage Designs!

Wishing you warmth, love and happiness today and all days!

 

Joyously!

Grace

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Environmentally Conscious

When Little Bird Vintage Designs™ began to offer a Printed Line, back in 2011, Environmentally Conscious printing methods was a must. The Direct To Garment Printing method was the clear choice to use due to it’s zero impact on the environment in production. All inks used in this printing method for Little Bird Vintage Designs products are 100% water based, chemical free. And each item is individually printed to ensure 100% attention to quality and consistency every time.  We are thrilled to present our Printed Earth and Kid friendly product line!  We hope this trend catches on!

Shop your favorite Little Bird Vintage Designs Collection today!

Wishing you warmth, Love and happiness!

Joyously!

Grace

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Paint your own Bird!

When I first started Little Bird Vintage Designs back in January, 2007, I had never painted on fabric before.  {Fiber Artist} is the special title to painting on fabric;).  When the first Little Bird Lovie was given to Ava, my oldest daughter, as a going away gift from our dear Mommy Friend, Anastacia Postema, it was love at first sight!  I remember thinking, “this is it!” I started Little Bird Vintage Designs the very next week!

I taught myself how to paint and sew and the rest is history!  Here’s our CXO, Chief Experience Officer, and Fiber Artists extraordinaire, Taira Alderman-Drews walking you through how your Bird, Lion, Octopus, Gecko, come to life, and remain bold and bright, only getting softer, with each wash and use!  Ensuring your Little Bird Vintage Designs product can be loved and passed down from generation to generation.

Shop your favorite Little Bird Vintage Designs product today!

Wishing you warmth, Love and happiness!

Joyously!

Grace

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What’s your animal?

Our 5 Trademarked Animals back at our Nest are more than just one of a kind creations!  They are each inspired and representative of my 5 fledglings.

Favorite Question:  Are there anymore animals on the way?  No, No, No… Our personal nest is officially closed:)  We decided to end on a Bird, Our Teddy Bird, just as we began, 9 years ago with our Signature Ava Bird.  Each of these Birds were curated by Artist, Anastacia Postema 9 years ago for our family.  In between developing and growing Little Bird Vintage Designs alongside the growth of our family, Erin Wallace Designed our Leo Lion, Maximus Octopus and Kalli Gecko–Each sharing the same eye and curve to their tails {tentacles}!

The Animals are individually featured on each of the 4 Product Lines.  Fall in love with one, or mix and match as we do back in our Nest!

Shop your favorite today!  AND I’d love to know your personal fave!  Of course, I can’t choose between the 5 😉

Wishing you warmth, love and happiness!

Joyously,

Grace

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Socially Responsible Company

Community plays a large role in Little Bird Vintage Designs™ .   We value supporting Local as much as possible from production to our Gives. Each LBVD Product produced is entirely created within a 70 mile radius!

The Appliqués are hand-painted in New Braunfels and San Antonio and Sewn in San Antonio, our printed line is produced in a factory in Bastrop, Texas, just South of Austin, Texas. As we grow, LBVD plans to keep hiring and production within the South Texas region in and around San Antonio, Texas Headquarters.

There is a Give associated with every product produced and sold at Little Bird Vintage Designs.  Our Buy Love, Give Love Branch.

  • For every Lovie, Blanket or Pillow sold, a Blanket is donated to a child in need.
  • In addition, Little Bird Vintage Designs donates 5% to programs that benefit children within each community Little Bird Vintage Designs product is sold.

Through our Buy Love, Give Love Program, we center our Gives around each community the product is sold.

LBVD has partnered up with specific organizations to ensure the most beneficial distribution of donated product needs are met. For example, with our donations to the Guardian House in San Antonio, they were in need of blankets as well as a smaller sized option to be used as a therapeutic aide. We were more than happy to work with the Guardian House to design the perfect product to suit their children’s needs.

Come be a part of the Giving and Shop your favorite Little Bird Vintage Designs product!

Wishing you warmth, love and happiness!

Joyously,

Grace