Having a baby shower is so exciting, your delivery date is near and you are receiving fabulous gifts from friends and family. Sending a Thank You should be just as fabulous, the Bonnie Marcus Collection does just that! We were so excited to get to know Bonnie, the founder of the Bonnie Marcus Collection. Her style is so chic, simple, and sophisticated, we can’t believe it’s just paper. She offers Thanks you notes, note pads, invitations and her newly added sonogram frames! You must check out her collection and enjoy reading what she had to tell us!
1. What inspired you to become a designer and start your own business?
I have always been both creative and entrepreneurial in nature, from hand-painting and selling t-shirts from my house when I was about 10 years old to then designing Bat Mitzva and Sweet 16 invitations for all my friends. When I graduated college, I worked in fashion for many years in NYC, but I always longed to own my own creative company.
In 2002, when I was pregnant with my first child, I decided to leave my position as the Special Events Director at the 92nd Street Y to launch my fashion-forward invitation company, so I could work from home when the children were little.
2. How has becoming a com inspired your designs?
Becoming a mom has inspired my designs in so many exciting and wonderful ways. My inspirations actually began when I was pregnant with my first child and noticed that the invitations and thanks you notes were all very traditional and unexciting. At that time, clothing fir pregnant women was just becoming more stylish and fashionable, so I decided to launch an “Expecting in Style” Stationary Collection of chic baby shower invitations and thank you notes that took the industry by storm. Soon after that release (when 4 women in my office were pregnant & we all had our sonogram photos just taped up on our computers), I was inspired to launch our “Love at First Sight” Sonogram frames, which are truly the perfect gift for any mom-to-be and will be treasured forever.
3.We know Angie Harmon Baby Shower invitations were designed by you, what other celebrities have you worked with?
Brittney Spears, Ellen Pompeo, and Halle Berry all used our baby shower thank you notes. Also, Katherine Heigl used our baby shower invitations when hosting Ellen Pompeo’s shower! Maria Cross, Cindy Crawford, and Cristina Aguilera have also used our designs for special events.
4. Name three words that describe the Bonnie Marcus Collection?
Fashionable, Functional, and FUN! “I have 3 little boys at home, so being around pink and sparkles all day is extremely fun for me, as I come home each day to a blue house filled with lots of dinosaurs and super heros!” “I have the perfect balance of life”
5. Do you have any future plans you would like to share, maybe new designs or any new products added to the Bonnie Marcus collection?
We actually just launched a fabulous, fashionable Greeting Card Collection for Target this week. “It’s available for a limited tome, so get there before they are gone” Also, please be on the lookout for our “Celebrity Cards for a Cause” holiday photo card design available at Kodak Kiosks around the country (at all Target & CVS stores). Paper-lovers Molly Sims, Angie Harmon, and Marcia Cross have all designed holiday cards for us, and a percentage of the proceeds will go to children’s charities around the world. “We are thrilled that we could be a part of helping this important cause this holiday season!”