Yesterday was Small Business Saturday – and I had grandiose plans of sharing a bit about why owning a small business means SO MUCH to me and at the same time offer a big THANK YOU to everyone who supports my small business regularly. Didn’t happen. But instead of allowing myself to feel guilty and bad because I didn’t meet that goal, I wanted to share a bit with you here today.
I have a heart for small business. While my business income isn’t our sole income for our home, the biggest thing it provides for me is freedom and flexibility. I get to be there for our sons – to help support their education, sports, and daily needs. My small business has grown over the years to support and make possible all of the little extras that make life meaningful – sports registrations and equipment, and side trips for making memories. But, not just that. It’s provided a space for me that that’s my own. Creativity, learning, growing – those special things like that new camera I’ve had my eye on, and inspiring me to always grow and challenge myself to learn new things and explore and embrace who I am as a woman in both business and art. And that’s just as (or more!) important as anything I can offer in support of our kids. It’s opened doors and given me opportunities that I never could have planned for, and as the new year unfolds, I’ll be sharing even more about how the business is growing. Finally, it means the world to me to be able to support other women in business. This past year your orders and support have made it possible for me to provide regular work and income for my assistant Amy, all of the small businesses and manufacturers that I order supplies from, and to pay my ambassadors for regularly contributing inspiring content for the website.
So, as a THANK YOU to you, for all you do to support my business, I wanted to remind you to take advantage of the sale in the shop this weekend through Tuesday morning. ❤️ Tuesday morning you’ll get 30% off store-wide + free standard shipping on all domestic orders in our etsy and bluebird chic shops, no coupon code necessary.