This is the blog post I have been dreading writing for months.
I have been “on the fence” about how to move forward, and I kept waiting for a clear answer, but unfortunately, the clarity I was hoping for has not come.
I HAD to make the decision of when to close the store though, and I have finally decided that Sat, Jan. 4, 2014 will be our last day of operation.
Many of you are eager to see if you won one of our awesome prizes, and we will be announcing the winners on that day as well. We want to go out with a “Bang”, not a “Whimper”, so I would like to invite all of you; my friends, family, and customers to join us between 3-5pm on Jan. 4th, for a toast to the old, the new, and all the memories you have helped us make over the last 27 years.
You have made us feel like a part of your families, and we have enjoyed watching your children grow, sharing your joyful occasions, and getting to know so many of you on a “more than a customer” basis. I consider so many of you “friends” now, and I will miss seeing you all regularly. I hope to be able to keep up with you on Facebook, and I will still enjoy following your families adventures, and seeing pictures of your children as they grow.
As far as the web site goes, I think we will continue to sell our remaining inventory there, until it is gone. Everything is at LEAST 65% off now, so grab the deals while you can! I still can’t figure out how to keep it going, since I have no place to store inventory. In this day of “Instant everything”, I am not sure I could have a web site where I would have to tell people it may take a week or two to receive their items. I would love to hear your thoughts on this. I have some consignment stores that may want to take everything we have left at the end, so maybe I will shut the web site down completely at that point. I am still trying to figure out a way to keep at least a basic inventory on there. Maybe I am just trying to hold on to something that I just need to let go of. Still waiting for the answer to come.
I will keep posting on our Facebook page, as well as send out emails as these decisions are made.
I truly appreciate the support you have all shown, whether it was by coming by, or sending a thoughtful note. I have read every one & and I cannot tell you how much your words, hugs, and kind gestures mean to me, and they have gotten me through some very trying days.
Your absence in my daily life will be deeply felt.
You have all been so helpful to me int he past, and I am asking for your help one more time. I am working part-time already in the Social Media field, but am looking for more clients to build that business. (I would love for you to “Like” my new page at Face It Social Media!) I am also interested in any careers involving photography, photoshop, graphic design, web management, or similar. I have always been very successful with networking, whether it’s to find an employee, or a boyfriend :-), so hoping it will work for me again!
Come cha-cha with me!
Once again, THANK YOU all for 27 wonderful years!
Hoping to see you ALL at our store on the 4th of January!
With lots of love and gratitude, Connie
Just couldn’t resist posting this one! :-)