Jenna Sellers Miller, who founded Dream Pillow in 2018, encouraged her daughter to dream big. And she did! Seven-year old Harper created and developed Dreamimals, a pillow that comes with Wish Notes on which kids can write out their hopes, dreams and aspirations, tucking their writings into the soft plush pillow for a good night’s sleep. As part of the Battle of the Pop-Up award, Dream Pillow Dreamimals will receive four months of space rent-free. The new store opened at the Mall at Wellington Green on Monday, July 1.
“It’s such an honor to be chosen as the winner of the Battle of the Pop-Up,” said Jenna, who owns the online company with her husband, Bryan. “As an online brand, we’re so excited to have the chance to get to know our customers in person, and we couldn’t think of a better place than the Mall at Wellington Green. They have such a unique, fresh approach to interacting with our community, and we are beyond excited to be a part of it.”
Harper created Dreamimals to help her brother sleep. Recognized as the Young Inventor of the Year at the recent Toy and Game Innovation Awards, she came up with the idea to empower children to believe in themselves while experiencing warm and cozy snuggles. The three Dreamimals — Lamby, Sharkie and Pinkie — are plush stuffed toys with a Dream Pocket and Dream Wishes for Better Bedtime.
Each Dreamimal comes with a storybook and 60 dream wishes in a gift box with a handle that double as a sleepover suitcase for the Dreamimal. Harper designed the toys to “promote positive thinking and visualization at an early age and encourage kids to dream up silly adventures and flex their imaginations for a good night’s sleep,” Jenna explained.
Winning the Battle of the Pop-Up will introduce Dream Pillow Dreamimals to new shoppers. In addition to their first brick-and-mortar space, rent-free for four months, the Millers will also receive use of existing mall or store fixtures, and free utilities. Additional prizes include a $500 merchandising package that includes interior signage, table-printed displays, and graphic design services.
“We are so pleased to support small local businesses in our area,” said Rachelle Crain, the Mall at Wellington Green’s marketing director. “We’re thrilled to welcome the Millers and Dream Pillow Dreamimals to the mall, and to help this fantastic product reach a new audience of young dreamers.”
The Mall at Wellington Green is located at 10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Restaurant, theater, department store and holiday hours may vary.
For more information, visit www.shopwellingtongreen.com.