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Behind the Name


Hello Beautiful! We are so happy you found us and hope we'll be friends for a long time. Dear Birdie has an amazing story of a midwest family and we're excited to share it with you! We were founded by Kasey Colby (she's the cutie in the pics below with our grandparents). Kasey is amazing, inspiring, loving, brave and built an amazing brand for Dear Birdie. When Kasey decided to spend more time with her photography business (click here - you HAVE to see her work!), I decided to purchase Dear Birdie.  My name is Meghan and this is technically my fourth business. There's nothing I love more than entrepreneurship... but this one is special. This will be a family affair!! One of my many beautiful nieces, Hannah, will be the most visible part of Dear Birdie, but a lot of us will have a hand in its success. What's extra special is we can keep the name and the legacy going of the very woman this was named after.
Dear Birdie is named after our Grandma, Bertha (or Birdie, as everyone called her). She was funny, fierce, and smiled with her eyes.  This superwoman raised ten children starting in the 40s all the way through the 60s in the south-end of Peoria, Illinois. 
Grandma Birdie was a fantastic cook and never complained about a thing. She was sassy and sweet, and had a way of making you feel like you were the only person in the world when you talked to her. We don’t know how she held our entire (Gigantic!) family together for all these years, but she did. Now that we're all older, we look at the 140+ family members (and growing) she and our grandpa built a legacy for, and we get to see our grandparents (or great grandparents) in each of our aunts, uncles, and cousins in different ways.
We hope we can continue to spread her legacy through this business and honor the brand Kasey built so lovingly in her name. We will do our best to spread her love of family and God to each person that comes to visit us!