By now, you have noticed the sweet little honey bee that graces Girl Hearts Camera. In fact, y’all were enlisted to help name this bee awhile ago.
Ruby is such an integral part of the Girl Hearts Camera brand. As the planners have been received, I have been answering more & more emails asking ‘Why Ruby? Why a bee?’.
When explaining why a bee, it’s important to start by saying my vision for Girl Hearts Camera has always been for you to ‘Be’. Be Inspired. Be Creative. Be a Photographer. My most favorite word is happiness, and I am always telling everyone I know ‘Be Happy’. There is nothing better than just being YOU.
In March, I worked with a wonderful woman to help develop the GHC brand. Even though I have started & ran successful businesses before, sometimes you have a hard time really stepping outside of your box and defining your brand. I knew what I wanted for GHC but I needed the input from someone on the outside.
This is where the honeycomb pattern that you see on the site came into play. It’s a subtle reference to the words ‘Be’. And, it was perfection…almost. But something was missing.
Late last year, when I started planning the kind of site I imagined Girl Hearts Camera becoming, I envisioned a community of inspiring photographers that encouraged each other in a positive and nurturing environment.
So, when browsing the internet one day in April at a meeting and coming across this meaning behind a ‘bee’ (if even though it wasn’t of the insect variety…), it became clear this was exactly the symbol needed to represent the Girl Hearts Camera brand.
Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
Hypernyms (“bee” is a kind of…):
social affair; social gathering (a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship)
A few days later, I approached Tiffany from On The Spot Studio to create a bee that would later become known as the symbol of Girl Hearts Camera.
The bee holds such a special and intimate place in my heart for what it represents. And when it came time to name the bee, it was only fitting to enlist the help of the community that surrounded & supported GHC.
A lot of time was spent pouring over the choices…and finally, after looking at meanings & special connections to the name, Ruby became a favorite front runner.
The ruby is a symbol of friendship and love, and it also gives the courage to be best potential that a person has.
Could that be a more perfect name for the perfect symbol of Girl Hearts Camera?
It’s almost like it was meant to ‘Be’. (I couldn’t resist!)
Naturally, when choosing the packaging for the planner, it was important to include Ruby. In the packaging, Ruby represents all of the potential you have in you to be the best photographer you can be.
Choosing to put Ruby on the wax was no accident. Did you know beeswax was derived from the Irish Gaelic béasmhaireacht, meaning “morality, manners, habits.”
Again, it could not be more fitting or perfect to include Ruby on wax (beeswax). It’s all about meaning and symbols. It all comes full circle.
That is the story of Ruby.
(I am also asked a lot where I got the wax seal. It came from this lovely online shop located in Florida, Nostalgic Impressions)