Heart in Michigan design is one of my favorite designs. It is a green state with 2 blue hearts, one in the Lower Peninsula, and one in the Upper Peninsula. The green part represents Michigan’s forested outdoors and Michigan State University. While the blue hearts represent all of the great lakes and rivers that Michigan has and the University of Michigan. This is the first design that I chose to borrow from the university systems. I chose to use both rather than one. We can call it my strong attempt to unify these two parties.
Two hearts together in one sticker hold a tough reason. It is the simple fact that although there is upper and lower Michigan, they are two totally different places. Also for this reason the Heart Sticker designs is two separate stickers. They peal out independently. This gives the consumer the option to stick both Upper and Lower areas on or just one of them. For this reason, giving the consumer a choice, this is one of my favorite Heart Stickers.
I have a theory that more folks from the Upper Peninsula (UP) then the Lower Peninsula will only stick one of the shapes and the lower will stick both. We will have to wait and see.
I can really only speak to the UP because I lived there as a child at 12 years old in the early 80s.
Coming from Chicago, it was an interesting transition from suburban Chicago to a small town on the upper Michigan / Wisconsin / Green Bay boarder. The simplest way to describe this was like living in rural Canada. It was bitter cold in the winter, Green Bay completely froze over and we all added an “-A” to the end of every sentence. Hunting, fishing, sailing, snowmobiling, x-country skiing, it was a 12 year old dream.
So my heart was in the upper peninsula of Michigan. I look forward to visiting again and crossing the Mackinaw bridge in the “Mittin” and checking out the LP.