August 10, 2019. One year ago from today. Blackberry & Honeysuckle became an official company. I remember the excitement coupled with anxiety all at the same time. How did I let my husband convince me to start this business in the first place?! So glad he pushed me out of my comfort zone, as usual.
Here we are… within our first year, we have shipped gifts to mothers, daughters, friends, aunts, brothers, sons, grandparents, client’s, and so many more!
We’ve shipped to 33 states and counting!!
If you are reading this, THANK YOU. Whether you have simply sent an encouraging message to me, prayed for me, or even purchased a gift box, it ALL matters. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Your love and support has lifted me up more than you know. I am beyond grateful to my dear loved ones, sweet friends, and the kindest customers. I’ve been able to pursue this little dream I’m passionate about and I am so blessed. I’m constantly amazed that people actually want to buy the gifts I curate. Y’all are the best!!
Most importantly, I gave this business to God from the start. My prayer is that God uses Blackberry & Honeysuckle for His glory, however He sees fit. My hope is that people from all over will experience God’s presence and goodness.
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalm 16:11 (ESV)
This verse reminds me that in His presence is where we find true and lasting joy. It’s not always easy to be joyful and life can be difficult to say the least, but at the end of the day that’s what I choose. Joy. In Him.
Blackberry & Honeysuckle isn’t just about blackberries & honeysuckles. I chose the name as a reminder of that truth. A reminder of His presence. All along, He has been with us, beside us, all around us. In His presence there is fullness of joy. (You can read our story here.)
Our mission is simple…
We strive to create and design thoughtfully inspired gifts that bring joy to both the receiver and the giver. We do this by taking care of all the little details for you. In seizing these gift giving opportunities together, we create moments that connect people to one another and build relationships.
It is truly an honor to be a part of the moments that connect you to one another.
Here are a handful of gift messages that inspire and remind me why this is important.
“A little something to make you feel as special as you are. Congrats on finishing your chemo treatments.“
“We love you and miss you, and we are so grateful for all you are sacrificing to keep us safe. We can’t wait to be together again.“
“I hope this will brighten your day a little bit! I hate that you are alone during the quarantine, and I just wanted to remind you that I love you and am thinking of you!!“
“Happy Birthday sweet friend. Love and hugs until we can get together again.“
“Happy Mother’s Day! Wish we could be brunchin’ this year. Maybe next?“
“Happy Quarantine Birthday! This should help you relax and enjoy the day!“
“Congratulations on your new baby girl! We can’t wait to meet her!“
“Welcome to the world baby! Sincere best wishes for a lifetime of blessings and joy with this little boy.“
“Thank you so much for allowing me to represent you in the sell of your home. You could have chosen anyone, but you chose me! Thank you!“
If you’re new here, thank you for choosing to be a part of our story. We’d love for you to allow us to be a part of your story through gift giving opportunities that will create moments between you and the special people in your life.
We have some exciting news as we begin our second year!! Can’t wait to share a sneak peek into what’s in store! Stay tuned y’all!
Now what would a celebration be without a gift?!
As a special treat for our readers, we’re giving away a $100 Blackberry & Honeysuckle Gift Card!!
To enter to win, simply leave a comment below and tell us what state you’re from & a little about how you came to know us! Yep, it’s that easy.
Giveaway ends Tuesday, August 11th at midnight. Winner will be announced Wednesday, August 12th.
Congrats to our winner, Judith Dankworth!!
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