Today, on Christmas Eve, we are sending out ecards announcing your gift for all those last minute procrastinators. This has been a great holiday season, and we are offering these last minute ecards because some of our customers get busy, and we know what that's like. On October 20th our son, Thomas got married (Thomas works with us in the business). On November 8th, our daughter Faith, who also works with us in the business, had a baby. So, after Thanksgiving, we hit the floor running this year, and the business hasn't let up. This is the first time I've had a chance to blog all month!
We had our Christmas party early on November 28th, because it gets so hectic in December. For many years we had the Christmas party in our home, but with 30 employees plus their guests, it's just getting a little crowded. We moved into a new building this year, and with over 20,000 square feet, we decided to have our Christmas party in the new building. We moved some things around, catered some really great Ita lian food, and had a great time celebrating in our showroom. We did a crazy gift exchange and gave $100 prize for the most outlandish Christmas accessory.
We implemented some major infrastructure changes this year to handle our growth, and the change has been challenging. Most of the changes are unseen, but with a new sophisticated warehouse management system (we were featured in a UPS publication) our customers feel the benefit with faster shipping times and almost no shipping errors. In the future this will allow us to offer a greater diversity of shipping options for less. Remember, friend us on facebook and you receive $2.99 shipping on orders under $60 for as long as you receive our newsletter.