A new year full of promise; each day a fresh page waiting to be embellished. What a lovely thing.
We had a wonderful holiday season at Island Tea Company. We broke a few records both in the shop and online and when I turned the lights off and buttoned up the shop for winter break I was a grateful and tired little shopkeeper.
On one of the first evenings in January it is my custom to light a small candle in the darkness of my office and sit for awhile enjoying the candle’s glow and the quiet. I think about the year past and about the year ahead, and always my thoughts come around to what is most important and that is of course the people in my life, including my customers.
November and December was a very bittersweet time for me, as I tended each visitor to my shop, for this was the last holiday season through which I shall steer the sweet little shop on Freeland’s Main Street. Yes, there are changes coming. In our January newsletter, due out this next week, I will let readers know first of these changes, and then I will post here. If you would like to join our mailing list you may do so over in the sidebar. Please rest assured, we will not flood your inbox or share your information. Our newsletter this year will be a very good way to stay in touch and it is important to me that you know first of changes and transitions.
But, not to worry, changes ahead will be handled as gracefully and gently as possible, with time for all of us (including me) to adjust!
Tuesday morning, the shop will reopen, just as it always does, and we will be busy scooping out tea and sending out orders!
Francie of The Scented Cottage says
Dori I am so happy that you had a wonderful season!
I check your blog every now and then to see what you have been up to and now I know you were busy busy!