Today marks the beginning of a new chapter for Holly Holt Design! In some ways, it's hard to believe how the many ups and downs of life have led me to this moment right now welcoming you into this new space. What started out as a paper goods studio has transformed into something so much more over the course of this past year - a full ministry dedicated to breathing hope and truth into the dark, messy places of our lives.
A year ago at this very moment, I was looking toward another summer filled with doctors appointments and hospital stays. Derek's health had relapsed again, and we found ourselves incredibly alone. I was carrying the heavy weight of frustration, grief, and trying to hold our life together - a load that seemed impossible to bear. This is what led me to create products with purpose last fall and now a fresh space for women who find themselves in the midst of hardship - a place to find peace, comfort, and community that sparks life once more.
As this journey continues to unfold, I am eager to walk alongside you in new and meaningful ways, from creating joy-filled prints to encourage community in homes around our nation to engaging with women to rekindle hearts that have been buried under the sting of grief or the chaos of business. It is time to live fully and dig deep into what matters most no matter what season we are living in. That is what this new community is all about, and I would love for you to join hands with me on this exciting journey!
During our darkest moments, I learned the incredible value and importance of true community which has instilled an intense desire within me to create a mentorship program wholly focused on creating opportunities for connection, encouragement, and living fully during every season of life. The first step in this program is unfolding today with Spark Sessions - one-on-one mentoring designed to help you rediscover the heart that has been buried under hardships, grief, or business. This program holds my whole heart. I couldn't be more excited about with you to hear your story and help you dig deep into living life fully in every season.
I have seen God's goodness over and over again as He opened doors to make this dream a reality. Just over a year ago after joining an Influence Network community group, I met a fellowship of women who changed my life for the better. These ladies prayed for me, spoke life into me, and reminded me that there is always Hope to be found in the midst of hardships. They poured into me when I had nothing left to give and helped me understand the incredible value and importance of true community even though we lived miles apart. So many wonderful friends and my family came alongside me as I created the first stepping stones of Holly Holt Design, and I wouldn't be here today without that love and support.
Even though I didn't understand the "why's" behind our circumstances, the season of waiting wasn't wasted. It was an active choice each and every day, even during the darkest of times, choosing to see the blessings of our circumstances and seek relationships that would speak life into mine. If you are on the other side of this screen today feeling incredibly lonely or without Hope, know that you are not alone. I'm right here, and this community is too, so come, take my hand and let's choose to live deeply in every season.
To celebrate new beginnings, I am so excited to bring you a giveaway filled to the brim with Hope and products designed to draw you close to what matters most!
- ESV Crossway Journaling Bible
- Bittersweet by Shauna Neiquist
- Sold-out set of "You Are Loved" cards
- "I Am" Scripture Cards Set
- "Live Deeply" Tote Bag
- Burlap Journal
- Coffee for Two - giftcard for you and a friend
To enter, head on over to my Instagram feed - follow @hollyjoyholt and tag a friend, sending them an encouragement boost today. You can also receive a bonus entry by joining the Encouragement In Your Inbox newsletter (over in the sidebar ->>) or by reposting the photo above on Instagram tagging @hollyjoyholt and #hhdesigngiveaway!
**This giveaway is open to anyone with a US shipping address. Entries will be accepted through 8pm CT on Thursday, June 4th. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Friday, June 5th.