Long before it was a company, “Happy First®” was a simple greeting conceived by a woman named Debbie Vinyard. It was her way of celebrating: the first day of every month, the first big milestones in life, the first moments of living each day.
But Debbie wanted to do more than just wish people well. As a cancer survivor and all-around optimist, she dreamed of creating something that could motivate others to actively identify and pursue personal happiness.
So she and her family decided to start a business. A business dedicated to inspiring infinite joy via attitude and action. A business incorporating Debbie’s affinity for fashion and illustration with her infectious enthusiasm for life. A business that needed a name. Consequently, Debbie and her family began to reflect upon what the cheerful pick-me-up of “Happy First®” really meant. They realized that the simple salutation actually provides incredibly profound direction for living life. In fact, those two words summed up everything Debbie believed in – and the movement she had always dreamed of starting.
Thus, Happy First® was created to ask the question, “What is happiness to you?” – and to help you discover the answer. Whether that means taking new action, adjusting an outlook, or simply finding a way to wear happiness on your sleeve, Happy First® is your catalyst for identifying that first step.
Because the best thing you can do for yourself is to become happy above all things. Happy with your circumstances. Happy with your talents. Happy with the life you lead.
So rise up. Take control. Find something to celebrate. Be Happy First®. Then make it last.
The Happy First® egg is a simple icon that represents the limitless potential for growth living inside each one of us. Like an egg, happiness must be nurtured to develop into something strong. Like an egg, happiness is fragile, yet resilient. And, like an egg, happiness is merely the beginning of a new, beautiful existence. It is when we break out of this shell that we become exactly who we want to be.
Happy First® donates a portion of proceeds to leukemia and lymphoma research because it’s a cause near and dear to Debbie Vinyard’s heart. As a Hodgkin’s Disease survivor, she relied on happiness as both ally and antidote throughout her fight against cancer.
Through monetary donations, we contribute to cancer treatment research – and the ultimate cure. But our donation is really only the beginning. To keep happiness happening, Happy First® is dedicated to providing gifts of time, donations and self to help fight the good fight.