We recently were able to buy a Colimacon et Cie wrap (review coming soon) at a nice discount from The Blueberry Tree. I thought I’d tell you a little more about this shop and the owner, Susan. She has been babywearing since 2007 and opened the store, originally called Sweet Pickles, in 2008. Last year, she changed the name to The Blueberry Tree.
About the logo, from their Facebook page:
Our name change to The Blueberry Tree has been an emotional journey for me. We now have a new logo ready, and I wanted to share some of the meaning behind it. It’s not just a name, a tree or something to fill in the blank.
The name The Blueberry Tree was chosen as a representation of my three daughters, Sarah, Ellen and Anna. Their blueberry eyes and their sweet spirits are an amazing gift, and they have all taught me in their own special ways how to stay grounded while branching out. It was important to me that the logo have meaning and sentimentality.
With a painting of the girls’ hands connected together Tracey made the branches of The Blueberry Tree. The green part of the tree is their palms. Sarah’s on the left, Anna’s in the middle and Ellen’s on the right. One trunk comes up into the center of each of their palms along with a trunk for Max, our precious angel baby, in between Anna and Ellen.
The blueberries bloomed from the girls’ fingerprints, and then the circle represents coming full circle, always back to our roots. The trunks all intertwine, and at the bottom is a root for each person in our family, six in all.
I hope that you all like the logo. It has been a wonderful experience working with Tracey French, and she has been so patient with me to help create it. For the full story on the background behind this business check out Their Roots. I LOVE this story and think it’s cool that Susan shared it.
She took courses at The Babywearing Institute in Utah in 2010 and became a Certified Babywearing Educator. She is currently working towards becoming licensed to certify others. She is hosting classes in SE Michigan June 18-22 of this year. She also offers individual consultations and group classes in Oregon.
The Blueberry Tree offers layaway and free shipping in the US and Canada. They currently carry Wrapsody wraps, Colimacon et Cie, aka C&C wraps and their Colima ring slings, Ellevil wraps, including special orders and preorders. They carry Comfy Joey-Ellevil ring sling conversions that have got to be yummy! Love that CJ shoulder and Ellevils are just dreamy. In the past, they have had several beautiful Girasol exclusives. They may do more exclusives in the future or run preorders on past exclusives, like this Big Sur:
They also carry some accessories, like baby legs, and chocolate, a piece of which (fair trade! dairy free!) was included in my order (with a bag of blueberry tea, to win the adorable marketing award from me).
Their terrific website has lots of great safety info and links, many of which I’m linking on our site as well.
Our transaction (which was made possible by memberships, donations and fundraiser support, as well as the sweet discount offered by The Blueberry Tree) was really smooth and easy. Susan was very nice to deal with. In our package, with the chocolate and the tea, were some great pamphlets and some of these awesome babywearing resource cards. These are perfect to hand to a bag sling wearing stranger, if you are too nervous to actually strike up a conversation. I hope you all take a minute to check out The Blueberry Tree. Maybe you want to order some sort of delicious treat or wrap for your favorite babywearing educator…