When was the last time you received something good in your mailbox? Something other than a birthday card? Can you even remember the last time you were excited to open your mail (and no that package from Amazon doesn’t count)?
Most people don’t think of the mail as fun and exciting. I’m looking at you bills and junk mail! These days we spend most of our time online instead, checking email, sending text messages or scrolling through social media.
We started Cherry Blossom Tree Designs to rescue your mailbox. In part because we think happy mail is truly magical and should be shared with everyone but more importantly, because hand written notes have the power to connect people and build relationships. We began with the idea to create fun, bright, charming stationery that would make people want to send and receive mail again. If we could give people something they actually wanted to write on, then maybe they would be encouraged to start writing again and slowly but surely we could fill mailboxes with a little bit of love and happiness.
We opened an Etsy shop in the summer of 2010. It was always a dream of ours to start a business together as sisters, and our Etsy shop was the perfect way to learn the ropes until we could quit our day jobs and pursue our dream full time. Fast forward through six years (and a million gallons of coffee) and we were ready to make our dream a reality.
In 2017, we launched our very own website and expanded our product line. We added party décor and invitations to our catalog because we think it’s important to celebrate life every day. A celebration is also a great way for people to connect face to face instead of through a blinking screen. After all, everyone loves a party!
We see a lot of fun in our future as we develop new, exciting ways to spread the love and bring people together.