Happy Founder’s Day, Alpha Gamma Delta!

Happy 114th Founder’s Day, Alpha Gamma Delta! Today, we celebrate your wonderful organization’s sisterhood & tradition! With over 189,000 initiated members in more than 125 active collegiate chapters across the United States it is no wonder the amount of dedication your sisters have for your organization!

On May 30, 1904, Alpha Gamma Delta was founded at Syracuse University, in Syracuse, New York. Their eleven founders include: Ethel Evelyn Brown Distin, Flora Knight Mayer, Georgia Alberta Dickover, Estelle Shepard Beswick, Emily Helen Butterfield, Edith MacConnell Hickok, Georgia Otis Chipman, Grace Mosher Harter, Mary Louise Snider, Jennie Titus Smith Morris and Marguerite Shepard (below is a photo of them).

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Alpha Gam’s special symbols include: red & buff roses with green asparagus plumosa fern for their flower, a pearl as their official jewel, and a squirrel as their mascot. Their colors are red, buff & green and their official open motto is: “Live With Purpose”and their vision statement is”Inspire the Woman. Impact the World.” The official philanthropy motto for Alpha Gamma Delta is “Full Plates. Hearts. Minds.” to help fight hunger. In 2017 they partnered with Meals on Wheels & Feeding America to help end hunger & raise awareness of this great cause.

Flora Knight Mayer's Floral Wreath
Flora Knight Mayer’s Floral Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

In honor of your founder’s day Ollie + Ivy is releasing a very new sorority design called, Flora Knight Mayer’s Floral Wreath. This beautiful floral wreath design features gorgeous red & buff flowers with greenery to represent your sorority colors and a fun added feather! For the next week you can get FREE SHIPPING on this Ollie + Ivy exclusive Sorority design with coupon code: “ALPHAGAM” at checkout. Vaild thru 06/06/18.

 

 

We hope you a have a very memorable Founder’s day that is filled with sisterhood & tradition! If you want to read more about the history of Alpha Gamma Delta, then check out their awesome website and historical timeline!

xo,
Ollie+Ivy!

 

 

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The adorable Alpha Gamma Delta feature photo is courtesy of @brittanybolt instagram account. She is a member of  @agdboisestate!

Happy Founder’s Day, Alpha Xi Delta!

Happy 125th Founder’s Day, Alpha Xi Delta! While today is your founding date, we know you celebrate your heritage all year long! For those who do not know about Alpha Xi Delta, we put together some history and info behind this awesome organization so you can see how great they are!

Alpha Xi Delta FoundersAlpha Xi Delta was founded on April 17th, 1893, at Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois by ten like-minded women. These women were visionaries who “Wanted to form a local sorority to encourage personal friendships, promote friendlier contacts with the entire student body, and be of active service to the college.”

With the help of Sigma Nu fraternity, the dreams of these women became a reality! Alpha Xi Delta, was one of ten founding organizations that established the National Panhellenic Conference. Today, Alpha Xi Delta has over 130 active chapters with over 175,000 initiated members! The symbols of this sorority are the BetaXi Bear, pink roses, and the quill. Their colors are yellow & blue and their motto is “The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword.” Autism Speaks is their national philanthropy, and they have proudly raised over $7,000,000 for this incredible organization.

Cora Bollinger Block Sunflower Wreath Shirt
Cora Bollinger Block Sunflower Wreath Shirt | Ollie + Ivy

 

In honor of your first President + first Grand President, Cora Bollinger Block, we are releasing our very new Sorority Design, Cora Bollinger Block’s Sunflower Wreath, today! This beautiful sunflower design features their yellow & blue hues with your established date.  For the next week you can get FREE SHIPPING on this Ollie + Ivy exclusive Sorority Design with coupon code: “AXID” at checkout. Valid through 04/24/18.

 

 

 

Here you can read, “A Founder’s Day Letter to our Sisters” from the headquarters of AXiD. Happy Founder’s Day ladies, may it be filled with tradition, memories, sisterhood, & love!

xo,

Ollie + Ivy

“Our eager desire was to do something toward the freeing of all women the world over.” -Almira Cheney, Alpha Xi Delta Founder

Happy Founder’s Day, Alpha Epsilon Phi!

Happy Founder's Day, Alpha Epsilon Phi!

Happy Founder’s Day, Alpha Epsilon Phi! Here at Ollie + Ivy we wish you a wonderful day filled with sisterhood.

Alpha Epsilon Phi was founded on October 24th, 1909 at Barnard College in Morningside Heights, NYC by seven Jewish women; Helen Phillips Lipman, Ida Beck Carlin, Rose Gerstein Smolin, Augustina “Tina” Hess Solomon, Lee Reiss Liebert, Rose Salmowitz Marvin, and Stella Strauss Sinsheimer. These women established such an amazing organization that focuses on “Many Hearts, One Purpose.” That saying is so true, even to this day, with over 100 chapters and 80,000 members initiated over the 108 years!

Ida's Greenery Bouquet | Ollie + Ivy
Ida’s Greenery Bouquet | Ollie + Ivy

In honor of your founders we created a watercolor floral design to commemorate this special day! You can now get, “Ida’s Greenery Bouquet“, for only $18 SHIPPED this week only (10/24 to 10/31)! No coupon code required.

This video was created by Alpha Epsilon Phi and does a wonderful job telling the story of Alpha Epsilon Phi!

May this day and all your days be filled with sisterly love! Happy Founder’s Day!

xo,

Anna Kate

Happy Founder’s Day, Delta Zeta!

Happy Founder's Day, Delta Zeta!

Happy 115th Founder’s Day to the lovely Delta Zeta Ladies!

Delta Zeta was founded on October 24th, 1902 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio by six close friends in a male dominated school. These women would be so happy to see that their legacy has not only lived on but prospered into such an amazing organization! Over the 115 years, Delta Zeta has initiation over 260,000 members! That is simply incredible.

Delta Zeta Founders
Alfa Lloyd, Mary Collins, Anna Keen, Julia Bishop, Mabelle Minton and Anne Simmons.

Today we introduce our newest floral watercolor design in honor of your founders day today! You can now get Anna’s Rose + Laurel Wreath, for only $18 SHIPPED this week (10/24 to 10/31)! No coupon code required!

Anna's Rose + Laurel Wreath | Ollie + Ivy
Anna’s Rose + Laurel Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

We wish you a day filled with sisterhood + tradition, Delta Zeta!

xo,

Anna Kate

Mary Low’s Floral Bouquet | Ollie + Ivy

Hey, Sigma Kappa Ladies! We have a new design ready for you here at Ollie + Ivy! This design is called Mary Low’s Floral Bouquet!

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This design was created with your lovely founder in mind. While researching Mary, we were shocked to learn that she attended Colby College in Maine where she was the FIRST woman to be admitted in 1871! To the left is a photo of Mary & the other four founders of Sigma Kappa.

 

 

You can now get this design at Ollie + Ivy printed on a number of items! We love the fun contrast of the graphic background mixed with the feminine floral bouquet. Of course we also included the beautiful Maroon + Lavender colors as well!

We hope you love, Mary Low’s Floral Bouquet!

xo,

Anna Kate

Win-It-Wednesday Winner | Liv Hippensteel!

We would like to congratulate this beauty, Liv Hippensteel, for being last weeks Win-It-Wednesday Winner! Liv is a sister of Kappa Beta Gamma and attends Shippensburg University. Also, in case you had not noticed, she has a SUPER cute little puppy! ❤

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She will receive this Custom 4-Pack of Kappa Beta Gamma Notecards from The Greek Ink Press/Ollie + Ivy!

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Thank you to everyone who participated and we can’t wait to have another Win-It-Wednesday, tomorrow!

xo,

Anna Kate

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Ethel’s Cactus + Floral Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

Ethel's Cactus & Floral Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

In honor of Zeta Tau Alpha’s Founder’s day we designed a new floral wreath named after one of their Founders! The newest design is called, “Ethel’s Cactus & Floral Wreath”. This week you can get this design printed & shipped for only $18 (10/15 thru 10/22)! No coupon code needed!

You can shop this design here >> Ethel’s Cactus & Floral Wreath

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Happy Founder’s Day, Zeta Tau Alpha!

Zeta Tau Alpha is celebrating their Founder’s Day today with 119 years of sisterhood, tradition, & history under their belt! They were founded on October 15th, 1898 at Virginia State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia.

It is amazing that over the 119 years over 252,000 women have been initiated in the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity! Maud, Della, Alice, Mary, Alice, Ethel, Helen, Frances, & Ruby would be amazed at the legacy that they created! It is truly incredible!

Ethel's Cactus & Floral Wreath | Ollie + Ivy
Ethel’s Cactus & Floral Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

We are introducing our newest design, “Ethel’s Cactus & Floral Wreath” in honor of their founder, Ethel! This week you can get this design printed & shipped for only $18 (10/15 thru 10/22)! No coupon code needed!

Check out this video, Zeta Tau Alpha, made last year for their Founder’s Day! It is filled with lots of great info 🙂

Ollie + Ivy hopes you have a wonderful Founder’s Day filled with sisterhood + tradition! Cheers to another 119 years, ladies!

xo,

Anna Kate

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Clara’s Beautiful Floral Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

Our newest design, Clara’s Beautiful Floral Wreath is now available! This beautiful watercolor design was perfected at Ollie + Ivy for their Founder, Clara Bradley Wheeler Baker Burdette!

This week we introduce new design just in time for their founders day. You can get this design printed & shipped for only $18 (10/10 thru 10/20)!  Yes you heard us right, only $18!!! No coupon code needed!

You can shop the design here >> “Clara’s Beautiful Floral Wreath

Clara's Beautiful Succulent Wreath | Ollie + Ivy
Clara’s Beautiful Succulent Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

Happy Founder’s Day, Alpha Phi!

xo,

Anna Kate

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Happy Founder’s Day, Alpha Phi!

Happiest of Founder’s Day to the lovely Alpha Phi! We hope you have the best day filled with rich tradition looking back on the path your founders paved! 145 years is an incredible accomplishment that only a few organizations can boast about!

Alpha Phi was founded on October 10th, 1872 at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York by 10 inspiring women. These women would be so amazed to see how their ideals have joined over 200,00 women united hand in hand!

Here at Ollie + Ivy, we created this design specifically for your founder’s day, Alpha Phi! You can now purchase, “Clara’s Beautiful Succulent Wreath” for only $18 SHIPPED this week only (10/10 to 10/17)! No coupon code required!

Clara's Beautiful Succulent Wreath | Ollie + Ivy
Clara’s Beautiful Succulent Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

 

Check out this great video that Alpha Phi International put together for their 2017 Founder’s Day! >>

 

Have a wonderful Founder’s Day, Alpha Phi!

xo,

Anna Kate