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Three Thousand Cranes- A Labor of Love

August 25, 2008

If you have been keeping up with our blog posts, you may have caught a glimpse of our new visual theme for the store being unveiled for the anniversary event this upcoming weekend- paper cranes.

We’ve been waiting for a year to display the paper cranes, and there’s no better way to celebrate the story behind them than our first year anniversary, when paper is traditionally given.

The story behind the cranes begins a year before we even open our doors. Unbeknown to us, my 95 year-old Korean grandmother starts folding tiny origami cranes, each one meticulously crafted by her frail, yet nimble fingers. The task takes an entire year to complete, and on the day Olio United opens, she presents to us 3000 colorful cranes symbolizing happiness and prosperity.

The cranes have truly been an inspiring story for us all at Olio United. And it encapsulates the heart of our business- showcasing things that are made with love.

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  1. August 27, 2008 8:34 pm


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