As 2010 approaches, DBL marks 21 years of making Lucinda pins. Gosh, time flies when you’re having fun. Employees, non profits, technology, the marketplace and personal experiences have all influenced the design of Lucinda Pins.
The hundreds of pin designs created, retired, and even designs never released are a reminder of the days, years and decades of process, decisions and changes that my company has encountered. They represent the history of Designs by Lucinda, recalling memories of volunteers, pinladies, non profits and the hundreds of stories shared with me about how one small pin idea has changed the lives of so many.
As different themes of pins have come to life, been retired, or never shown outside the doors of DBL I made sure to pack some away for the sake of good ole nostalgia. Today I took a stroll down memory lane. I thought it would be fun to share with you a tiny bit of what was found inside the Designs by Lucinda boxes from 1989.
I found simplicity. It defined the beginning of a great idea in concept and design. House Pins with just a door. Imagine that. I saw a commitment to originality; the millions of hours required to make no two alike! What was I thinking? I remembered people and emotions.
I stared at designs that raised money for so many different causes that impacted so many lives and evoked so many feelings. I thought, these pins changed the lives of thousands, not excluding my pinladies, volunteers, past employees, some who were my immediate family.
Mom did you ever think we’d have to make 5 million pins? In reminiscing and pawing through some of my original work. I found vintage house pins. The very first pins that launched my company. Now there’s a word I never thought would be used to describe Lucinda pins.
Pins so large they could be seen from a mile away. But after all, it was the big 80′s. I have a saying that I often use because of its relevance in every day situations.
Life is about stories and Lucinda pins bring stories to life. They are a testimony that there is greatness in small ideas. I have come to the conclusion that it is time to give some of these legendry pins a home. If you want to give an old house pin a new home this is your chance.
Take a peek at what was a part of my original work 20 years ago. House Pins 1989. This is only the beginning of my walk down memory lane. Check back often as I will be sharing more of what’s in the pin boxes. Except, I’ll try not to cry next time.