Consider this a little history lesson on our logo, business name and reasons behind them.
First lesson: How to say Takk.
"Tock" - like the sound a clock makes.
The word Takk means Thanks in Icelandic. Why Icelandic? My mom was born and raised in Iceland and I have A LOT of family over there. I took Heidi to Iceland two summers ago and she quickly realized why I love it so much. It was our first vacation together and we look back on it fondly. Using an Icelandic word and in our name seemed like such a great way to recognize a place that it important to both of us. So why thanks? The basis of most celebrations is gratitude. Thank you for coming. Thank you for inviting us. Thank you for everything you've done. Thank you for being in our lives. Thank you for caring. A space to celebrate with the people in your life that you are thankful for. It doesn't hurt that it's one of the few Icelandic words that's easy to say! Lastly, why house? A house is welcoming. A house is a home when it's filled with people you are grateful for...and a home is where we are all most comfortable. Your event should be in a place that feels like home. Not the house you grew up in, but your own personal home. Not a building, hall or plaza. A house where everyone is invited in for the celebration. Takk House.
The sheep and and the half moon behind it each have their own little story too. The sheep goes back to our vacation in Iceland two years ago. We borrowed my aunt's car and drove all over the country, camping in meadow on the east coast outside the glacial lagoon. The countryside was spotted with thousands of sheep, two of which very curiously watched us set up our tent one night. The sheep was a pretty obvious choice for us once we came up with using Iceland for some inspiration. The half moon behind the sheep is recognition and a huge thank you to the couple we purchased Takk House from, Niki and Steve. While under their care, they named the building Half Moon Hall, and used it for different private events including their own wedding! They put A TON of work into the building - restoring it's beauty and preserving it's history. When they decided it was time for them to move on, they also decided they would not sell the building to just anyone. They wanted to make sure the building would continue to be respected and used without major demolition or remodeling. Without them, Takk House would not have been possible.
What's in a name? Just about everything.