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 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

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Anna’s Rose + Laurel Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

Anna's Rose + Laurel Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

We love our newest watercolor floral design with Delta Zeta’s pink + green colors! This design was perfected at Ollie + Ivy for Delta Zeta’s Founder, Anna Keen!

This week we introduce new design just in time for their founders day. You can get this design printed & shipped for only $18 (10/24 thru 10/31)! No coupon code needed!

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

You can shop the design here >> “Anna’s Rose + Laurel Wreath”

This design also comes printed on these beautiful Sorority gift items!

 

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.

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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

Happy Founder’s Day, Kappa Delta!

Today is a special day for Kappa Delta, as they celebrate 120 years of sisterhood & tradition!

Kappa Delta was founded on October 23rd, 1897 at State Female Normal School in Farmville, Virginia (Longwood University, today). Four women came together and created this wonderful organization that has initiated over 250,000 women over the years.

Today, we have created a beautiful design, Sara Turner White’s Laurel Wreath, that was created just for Kappa Delta in memory of your Founder. For one week (10/23 to 10/30), you can get this design printed for only $18 SHIPPED! No coupon code necessary!

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Sara Turner White’s Laurel Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

According to Kappa Delta’s website this is what they said about Sara, and why we thought she was the perfect Founder to honor!

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“The daughter of a Virginia state senator, Sara was a true Southern belle and very popular on campus. In later years, she frequently hosted Founders Day festivities as her home, and readings of the Ritual on those occasions invariably brought tears to her eyes.”

 

 

 

Here is a wonderful video that Kappa Delta featured on their website to their Founders and heritage! Enjoy!

 

Again, Happy Founder’s Day, Kappa Delta!

xo,

Anna Kate

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Happy Founder’s Day, Alpha Chi Omega!

Ollie + Ivy would like to wish the lovely Alpha Chi Omega women a Happy Founder’s Day! We are so impressed that your sisterhood has not only grown but also strengthened over the last 132 years!

Alpha Chi Omega was founded on October 15th, 1885 at at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Being that this sorority was founded in a school of music, it included three pianists, a cellist/violinist/bassist, a composer and two singers!

It is no doubt that their founders would be impressed with the Real Strong Women this organization has built over the many years!! Cheers to Anna, Olive, Bertha, Amy, Nellie, Bessie, & Estelle!

Olive's Scarlet Floral Wreath | Ollie + Ivy
Olive’s Scarlet Floral Wreath | Ollie + Ivy

This week we introduce our newest design, “Olive’s Scarlet Floral Wreath” in honor of their founder! We designed it specifically with you in mind to honor your lovely sisterhood! This week you can get this design printed & shipped for only $18 (10/15 thru 10/22)! No coupon code needed!

Check out this awesome video that Alpha Chi Omega put together about the Early Years and history of Alpha Chi! Don’t forget to watch Part 2, also!

Again, Happy Founder’s Day, Alpha Chi Omega!

xo,

Anna Kate

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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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Happy Founder’s Day, Kappa Kappa Gamma!

Happy Founder’s Day to the lovely Kappa Kappa Gamma ladies! This year they are celebrating 147 years. Yes, you heard me right…. 147 YEARS of sisterhood, tradition and wonderful memories! We here at Ollie + Ivy just want to take a moment to celebrate you and your sisterhood!

Kappa Kappa Gamma was founded on October 13th, 1870 at Monmouth College in Illinois. Their six founders would be floored at what an organization you have become and continue “aspiring to be”.

Minne's Bouquet | Ollie + Ivy
Minne’s Bouquet | Ollie + Ivy

Today we are introducing our newest design, “Minnie’s Bouquet” in honor of your founders! It was designed with you in mind to honor your heritage! We hope Minnie would be proud! This week you can get this design printed & shipped for only $18 (10/13 thru 10/20)! No coupon code needed!

Here is a great video provided by Kappa Kappa Gamma about their founders! Enjoy & cheers to many many more wonderful years ladies!

xo,

Anna Kate

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Fun Sorority Big + Little Reveal Ideas!

We love cute Big + Little reveal ideas so we thought it would be fun to compile some of adorable ideas to help get your creative juices flowing!

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1.) W I Z A R D . O F . O Z >> (Photo IG: @totalsororitymove) We think this is a cute and classic big/little theme! Follow the yellow brick road, red glitter, rainbows, emerald city, Toto, Dorority, the list can go on and on!

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2.) A N G E L S >> (Photo Pinterest: @yarenak67) We love he sweetness of the angel wings to symbolize the family lineage! Lets be real too, it makes an awesome picture to share all over social!

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3.) C I N E M A >> (Photo Tumblr: @SororitySugar) This theme speaks for itself! We love the simplicity of the box reveal and the possibilities are endless to go inside! Think of all the big screen duo’s you could do to symbolize big & little!

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4.) V I C T O R I A ‘ S . S E C R E T >> (Photo: @TotalSororityMove) Her secret was me! We love this idea, because you can replace Victoria with your own name and make it super personal! Plus the oversized pink stripe bag doesn’t get any cuter!

All these themes are adorable and so creative! Don’t forget that we here at Ollie + Ivy can customize any design for you, so if you have an idea that you want to be personalized we can do it for you! We love making your custom ideas come to reality and help to score the cutest Big Little Reveal on campus!

xo,
Anna Kate