From left to right: Evelyn O’Reilly and Heather White in South Africa, Heather in Zambia, Evelyn in Rwanda
We have been friends since moving to Atlanta in 1995 and colleagues within the non-profit community for most of our careers. During this time, we spent a combined 20 plus years working for one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, which afforded us the opportunity to travel to some of the most remote places in the world.
Whether in a village in Africa, on top of a mountain in the Andes or hiking through the Amazon, we’ve received warmth and hospitality that we can never repay; and, we have been inspired and humbled by countless stories of strength, hope, compassion and courage.
In recent years, we have been equally moved by our family and friends in the US, who have offered comfort and inspiration at times when we needed it most. We have been touched by those who have provided us with encouragement during hardships, strength through adversity, and laughter amid tears.
When we set out to create our own company, we knew that we would draw on our past experiences for inspiration. What we didn’t realize is that the inspiration was already right in front of us and occurs continuously through our daily connections with all human beings.
3Realms is inspired by people who have lifted our spirits. They may not have even realized the impact of their gestures, but they have made a lasting imprint on the lens through which we view our lives.
We chose to create images based on ancient symbols which represent positive emotions shared by all people. The images which appear on our products reflect universal messages of well-being. There are times when we can all use more strength – faith – energy – joy — and harmony in our lives. We hope that in some small way our products will provide a message of comfort and hope.
The inspiration for our company originated with one meaningful gesture between two friends – click here to read more.