What is a Heart in Oregon?
A green Heart in the outline of Oregon is the symbol of the Oregonian. It was born with the idea that we love our home and, we do what we can plus a little bit more.
Overview of the Heart in Oregon Company
“I love it here! This is my home; Here is a place I love.” That is simple meaning behind our Heart in State and Heart-Shaped designs.
The Heart in Oregon Company was born with a simple sketch on a napkin in a Portland coffee shop. Oregon + Green Heart + a Dream = My heart is in Oregon.
Over a decade later, we have many designs that promote the passion people carry for the places, activities, and things they love. We have a thoughtful design for each state. We continue to improve upon these designs through the stories our customers share.
We started as a simple company, selling just one iconic sticker. Now, our brand spans across an array of products. In all new endeavors we take, whether a new product line, new partnerships or philanthropic endeavors, we take them with the goal of continuing to capture and share the love. We make this up as we go along, always keeping the spirit of simple love that coffee shop napkin was sketched with.
We have programs for wholesalers, local artists, non-profits, and special events. Our programs allow for these organizations benefit from our hard work for their purposes, as well as help us thrive through strong partnerships and a sense of community.
To us, we feel it’s about people. People have the power to both create and destroy, improve or remove. When people promote how they feel about their place and find others who feel the same way, they get together and talk; it is through those heartfelt and nostalgic conversations that powerful things are born.
Thank you for taking interest in what we have to say.
What is a Heart in Oregon?
A Heart in Oregon is a simple way of saying, “I love it here!” The core of our brand is represented in our state-shaped decals with a heart in the center. The core heart in-state line is supported by heart-shaped decals with a person, place, or thing inside the heart. State shaped Heart in Oregon demonstrates local love and pride for a place. Their heart shaped counterparts demonstrate something they love; such as a hobby, that is held near and dear to that person. In either case, what we have discovered, is that the humble sticker allows for these to be publicly viewed, leading others who love similar things and places to seek out one another. The goal is for our stickers to initiate conversation and community.
How we approach things?
We do what we can…and then do a little bit more.
Donations and Community Outreach
We donate and heavily discount thousands of stickers and products each year to worthy causes in the Pacific Northwest and internationally. If you are interested in having Heart in Oregon support your event, simply reach out on our contact page. If we can, we will.
Retailers and wholesalers
Sell Heart in Oregon products in your store. They are profitable, take little room, and sell quickly. We would like to share our success with you. Early on, we discovered the importance of the retailers in our success. The demand for our decals and other products is much higher than one person can supply. Our retail partnerships help satisfy the demands of millions. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell us to how to reach out to you.
To the purchasers of our products, we thank you. You are the secret sauce that has made all of this possible. Over the years, we have heard many stories about how you got your first sticker, why you got one, or the special feeling you had when you saw one. Our decals help identify each of us to each other and start a discussion about the love we have for our state. We love hearing your stories about the places you love. Always let us know what you’re thinking.
Quick advice for young entrepreneurs
=>Too many to count, but here are a few: Don’t be afraid. Be cautious as you do new things, but don’t be afraid. Fear is paralyzing.
=>Get the idea out of your head and into the world. Other folks don’t want your idea, they have their own, and they can and are willing to help. (Most of the time)
=> Making mistakes and correcting them are your shortest path to success. Embrace the mistakes along the way.
=>There are a million great ideas out there, but implementation is the key to success.
=>The number one reason small businesses fail is by losing focus and depleting their resources. Be wise with your cash.
=>Take good great care of your people. Rarely, can you do this alone