How & Why I Chose My Business Name
Magnolia Grace, it isn't my personal name and it might seem a bit random, like I chose it simply because it sounds pretty. But, it is so very very far from either of those.
The magnolia flower is one of the prettiest flowers on earth to me. I like breathy flowers so peonies are on my favorite's list too. I LOVE magnolias. They make my heart and soul sing.
My mother and mother in law are both women who inspire me and are both in love with the flowers too. My mother is the strongest woman I know! I really mean that even though everyone says it. She is truly so beyond strong and she is not afraid to be who she is, say how she feels and what she wants! That is inspiring! She has inspired me in ways I probably don’t even know yet and the ones I do know I cannot begin to count. My mother in law is another inspiration in my life. She is a voice of reason and understanding. My heart aches with love for both of my Mom’s! And their love for magnolia’s is just more of a reason to love the flower!
Magnolia's represent so many things to me:
The beauty of the flower is just so breathtaking. The stark contrast of the white flower and the dark green leaves, the simplicity of the white petals, and the curly complexity of the center of the flower gives the flower an elegant boldness that just draws me in!
Running a business that is built around the desire to help women learn to love themselves requires so much grace given to me by God. The grace to love myself, despite the negativity; the grace to love others, even when they are not loving; the grace to never forget why I do what I do. Grace is something that is very important to me and when choosing my name I knew I could never let myself forget what it was that allowed me to be who I am and do what I do. So, grace absolutely had to be part of my name. That way I cannot forget.
It also represents what my business is about. I mean, Magnolia Love doesn't exactly roll off the tongue and it sounds a tad cheesy. So grace was the next best reminder for me!
I could go on for hours about what my name means to me, but this is a good nutshell as to what it means. In this video (excerpt from my about me video) I give deeper details into the meaning of the flower for me!