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Give at The Center for Family Relations in San Antonio

What a beautiful and exciting way to wrap up 2014!  Little Bird Vintage Designs partnered up with The Center of Family Relations in San Antonio, Texas for Little Bird’s Fall Quarter Blanket Give!  Our Little Bird team met at their facility on December 18th to enjoy an afternoon of holiday snacks and Little Bird crafting as we met and personally gave Little Bird Blankets, from our Buy Love, Give Love Program, to children within the organization.

The Center of Family Relations provides a Monitored Exchange Service which allows children to go from one parent to the other without the parents meeting.  I encourage you to head to their website and learn all of what The Center offers  to families throughout our community.

It’s a beautiful, needed and inspiring service.

Little Bird is collaborating with the The Center on a specific Give item for future Gives: A Lovie sized blanket to be included in visits as a therapeutic outlet and tool.  Each child would be able to pick out their own Little Bird Lovie to bring to each future visitation as a form of comfort, security and safety.

It was such a fun Give, that we look forward to continuing throughout 2015!

 

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Thank you for participating in our Gives through your purchases.  You make each Give possible.

Here’s to MANY more Gives in 2015!

Joyfully Optimistic Bird,

Grace Berios

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Spotlight on Little Bird Lovies!

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Little Bird Lovies make the perfect gift for all sizes and ages this holiday season! It’s 20″x20″ square minky size makes it ideal for infants, they tuck neatly around your baby in the car seat and stroller, keeping him/her snug and secure without dragging. We used to tuck one around our swaddled babes in the crib, ensuring extra security and warmth through the night. Each Little Bird Lovie features one of our Hand Painted bold, Trademarked animals {Bird, Lion, Octopus and Gecko} appliqued front and center! Each Hand Painted Animal is triple coated and heat set, ensuring your Lovie will not fade, but will simply get softer and softer with each use and wash.

With each Purchase of a Little Bird Lovie, Blanket or Pillow, Little Bird donates a Little Bird Blanket to a person in need through our Buy Love, Give Love Program. Our Mission: To Spread Warmth, Love, and Happiness throughout the world, one Little Bird at a time. And, thanks to your support, we’re doing just that! To date, Little Bird has donated 148 Little Bird Blankets. This month, Little Bird will donate 12 blankets to families within the Center for Family Relations in San Antonio, as well as 2 blankets to The Seaside Health Clinic in Louisiana.

December Special: FREE Eco Friendly Tote included with purchase of Lovie, Blanket or Pillow. Orders to arrive by Christmas must be placed before December 19th please!!

Thank you for supporting Local and Our Mission!

Joyfully Optimistic Bird,

Grace

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Happy Birthday Little Bird!!!

Little Bird Vintage Designs turns 7 years old this week!!!

It’s hard to believe that this venture began way back in our Corpus Christi days with 1 fledgling filling our Nest and a best mama friend who taught me the LOVE of creating and sewing and fiber arts, Staci Postema.  I’ve attached a captured image below of the VERY first ever Ava Bird Lovie, given to Ava as a goodbye gift when Staci and family moved away from our everyday life in January, 2007, still very much in use and loved in our Nest by our Maximus who only uses THIS LOVIE, and no other, not even his own Octopus Lovie will suffice…  And an original picture of the then Little Bird Team, Staci and Eli, Ava and me.:) I love this picture and the memories it evokes and the spark that both of these gifts ignited so long ago now.

The Original Little Bird Lovie :)

My favorite addition to the Nest, aside from the other 3 fledglings that arrived of course, is the Buy Love, Give Love concept Little Bird adopted a few years back.  Spreading warmth, LOVE and joy throughout the world, one little bird {lion}, {octopus}, {gecko}, at a time.

Wishing you a Fabulous day!  I hope it’s filled with Warmth, Love and Joy, and lots of togetherness!

J.O.B.,

Grace

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100% Product Satisfaction Gauranteed!

On my Little Bird agenda this month (there are far too many ‘to-do’s’ to list here) but one in particular is to educate and inform future and current Little Bird Fans on exactly why Little Bird stands by and supports particular products and concepts and design elements and make each Little Bird fan more comfortable with all things that make Little Bird, Little Bird.

For starters, Price…  I know Little Bird product is pricey–and it can’t just be reasoned with “it’s hand-made, one of a kind, unique”… I am continually in search of and researching the most efficient cost effective ways of producing all Little Bird items all while remaining true to why I started this company in the first place–To provide a safe, secure, loveable item that will make the world a better place and all those who encounter it happier and enthused to go out and do the same!  Organic, Sustainable, Free Trade, Environmentally Responsible, Eco Friendly resources come at a price, which, luckily, as more companies dive into this concept are driving prices down, it’s still going to be more expensive than other items on the market today to produce and sell.  You have my word that I will be ever vigilant of ensuring a fair price though.  And one thing you can count on from Little Bird is quality, and 100% satisfaction.  Which brings me to my next point.

Customer Guarantee.   Little Bird is in the business of selling Warmth, LOVE, and Happiness, if that is not what is felt when your item is received, then by all means, give me the chance to make it so or offer your money back. If you are not completely 100% satisfied with your Little Bird item–let me know.   I recently did a Trade Show in San Antonio, TX, something I realized I do not really do enough of, I’d say.  Therefore, I had no idea what to expect!  So I filled my booth with pre-made items which were wonderful, and gave a good representation of all Little Bird has to offer, but I did not factor in how many Custom Orders I would walk away with and the time it would take post show to fill them.  In fact, of the 24 sales, 16 were Custom Orders.  It caught me off guard and I wasn’t able to provide that individual attention that goes into each custom order before the blanket is even produced to ensure customer satisfaction.  I also usually hand deliver items and receive direct feedback, but since these were from out of state and so outstretched in our South Texas area, I had to mail some orders.  In turn, of the feedback, which was only given by a third of the Custom Orders, there was 1 overjoyed, 1 upset but anxious and hopeful it could be corrected easily (unfortunately there was a tear), and 3 complaints, mainly stating it wasn’t what they had pictured!  Oh my, I was sad.  It’s no fun getting complaints no matter who you are or what service you offer.  I was so thankful that each gave me the opportunity to correct the issues and work on getting closer to their ideal image though, and learned a great deal and made adjustments based on this experience.  It’s tough growing…

The main point I want to get out to you though is:  Please utilize our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.  AND, to make it easier for you, please contact me directly via email, I promise a prompt response.  AND please spread the joy if you are completely satisfied!!  Nothing could make me happier–well maybe the sheer excitement that comes from the children’s faces as the gifted blankets are given–there’s nothing that can replace the joy of a gift received!

Wishing you all a joyful end of summer!

J.O.B.,

Grace

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Why Little Bird Uses Direct To Garment Printing on all Printed Totes and shirts:

Why Eco-Friendly Print—{Direct to Garment Print}??

Direct to Garment Printing practices are pretty new, 6 years old to be exact.  It’s a safer, cleaner, environmentally conscience option to Screen Print.  Using Water based inks and dyes rather than screens and harsh chemicals, just makes sense to me.

That’s why I chose this process for Little Bird Vintage Designs.

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