Friday, November 21, 2008

Thank You & Farewell

Today marks the end of a huge journey. For the last 4 years myself and Therese have been running a small business. Today was going to be our last day of trading, but yesterday we sold out of everything! There is nothing left on the shelves. Nothing!
Here's the email I sent out last night to all of our customers. It was kind of a sad glad feeling.

Dear Customers,

We have been saying that everything must go, and tonight we have packed the last piece of paper, the last rub-on, the last of everything we had. It has been an amazing day, and with your help we have exceeded our expectations.

Thank you to each and every one of you who placed an order. No matter how big or how small, every order was appreciated.

The last 4 years have been amazing, exciting, frustrating, stressful, and enjoyable all at the same time. We are sad to say goodbye, but plans change and families must come first.

We would also like to take a moment to thank the wonderful girls who helped us promote our products by designing with them. These girls have amazing talent, and if you ever need inspiration, here's some fabulous scrapbookers to look out for: Belinda Comerford, Tracy Wyldman, Marni Telford, Lisa Pate, Francine Dunn, Sarah Gladman, Maureen McGlynn, Tamara Rodgers, Mandy Chisholm, Sharon Suchoronczak, Alison J, and if we have missed anyone, we are really sorry, we didnt mean too!

Thank you also to Michael from Slice of Life Photography for the hours and hours of work he put in doing the gorgeous product photography for us. If you live in Sydney or the Blue Mountains, we recommend Michael for all of your photography needs, whether for business or personal. He just makes it so easy! Thank you Michael.

To Angie King from Australian Craft Network who designed our website and was always there when something went wrong. Advertising on the ACN is certainly worth it, the number of hits we received each month from ACN was unbelievable!

Thank you to our suppliers for having the faith in us to distribute your products. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you all. You have amazing products and we hope that your success continues.

To Jenny, our beloved bookkeeper, a massive thank you. John & Pam from FastWay Express for never complaining about the stairs, thank you.

Thank you to Kylie Shepherd-Morris, the owner of Scrap Girls. We have loved sponsoring classes at your retreats and your enthusiasm was always catching. If you are looking for a fabulous getaway, then you must check our the Scrap Girls website and book yourself into one today!

To all of the retailers that supported us, we wish you well for the future. We hope you continue to grow and build your business and it's everything you dreamed it would be. To those who took advantage of our great prices when we opened the doors to the public, continue to create, and support your local scrapbook shop whether it is bricks and mortar or online. If it weren't for these hard working women you wouldn't be able to preserve your beautiful memories.

We still have many orders to process so some of you will be hearing from us over the next few days so we can finalise your orders.

And last, but not least, the most important thank you of all. To our husbands and children for their support, understanding, and honest opinions. For picking up the slack when we were too busy. For your encouragement & love. We thank you.

Thank you & farewell

Nicole & Therese

Acacia Paper Craft

I wonder what lies ahead?...

1 comment:

Deanne Stewart-Mills said...

That is so fantastic that you sold everything Nic!!! How cool.
A new chapter is beginning for you now, less stress, more time for you and your family. Enjoy!!