If you’ve been following me for the last two years, many of you know this brand refresh has been a long time coming. It’s been nearly two years to the day since I set out to better define who I am. What Ribbons of Red has become. To call this journey a labor of love would be an understatement.
One might question why it took me two years to release the ‘new me’. It’s a fair question. The simple answer is: life. Pregnancy happened. Adjusting to life as a mom (with a company!) happened. Another pregnancy happened. Cancer happened. Losing my dad in seven short months happened. The birth of our second daughter happened.
It’s said that creatives grieve through art. That is certainly true for me. I started my business when my grandmother passed away, many summers ago. Something a lot of people do not know. ‘Ribbons of Red’ was actually a song she sang to me as a kid, and starting this business helped me heal through art. My heart was heavy when I started this company, and now it’s heavy again. As I find myself in the midst of the greatest happiness (becoming a mom) and sadness (losing my dad) I’ll ever know—I’m immersing myself back into Ribbons of Red, my healing place. The place where I get to create art, reinvent myself, and be creative. The place that provides for my family, allows me to be home with my children, and gave me all the time in the world with my dad.
I’m finally giving back to the business that gave so much to me. As I embark on this new beginning, my hope is that Ribbons of Red will also give to you.