In 2009, April Olivia was established as a Stationery Business. Facing a layoff from what was hoped to be a lifelong career, I (April, whose middle name is
Olivia :) was encouraged to follow my heart and pursue my passion for writing and my desire to own a greeting card company. It was then that I realized I had been living my PLAN B and it was now time to go after PLAN A! A poet since childhood, my initial plan was to write poetry inside of cards and find someone to design them for me. Somehow, the poet also became a designer.
Sometimes people dream dreams and other times they live them. This is mine. April Olivia is the manifestation of what my heart desired since I was a young child. It's a business where your heart is allowed to say more, do more, and BE more! April Olivia is my heart poured out for the whole world to see. It's a direct reflection of me and all that I hope to be... Welcome to my journey. In 2021, April Olivia added Poetry to the menu!
I hope you enjoy the ride and find something beautiful along the way.
Find me on Instagram: @aprilthepoet
and Facebook: April Wakefield-Spikener Poetry