This is late (our birthday was YESTERDAY) and will be short -it's been a busy birthday week for me! To add more to the mix, my family is heading off early next week to visit my mom, which will be super fun, but does require a bit of getting ready and getting things done around here.
I can hardly believe it's been a whole year of New Leaf already! And at the same time, it sort of feels like I've been doing this forever. I so love to make things and having the opportunity (and motivation!) to do it every day is such a gift! New Leaf has grown quite a bit over the past months: we started three Etsy shops, attended lots of trade shows, met for some awesome staff meeting over some tasty food... Before starting this business, I had NO experience with anything business-related (and still have days where I wonder what on earth I am doing...), so I've learned a lot and make some great connections with other business owners and of course, our most excellent customers. I have really loved the personal side of owning a small business, how I get to manage each transaction and make sure things get to people quickly and in good condition, changing things to suit me and New Leaf and our customers... And I have to say, hearing your feedback has probably been the best part. It not only makes me happy to provide people with beautiful products that they love, but it also reassures me that I am on the right track!
Thanks so much to you all! I hope our Birthday Sale lets you know how much we appreciate you!
Cheers to an awesome first year in business and to what I hope will be many more years of New Leaf!
New Leaf Handmade Goods turns One-year-old on March 16th and we are celebrating with a huge sale! Enter the code HAPPYME during checkout at any of our three Etsy shops, and receive 20% off your entire purchase (not including shipping) and receive a free gift too!
Our sale runs Sunday, March 13th (12:00amCST) until Saturday, March 19th (11:59pmCST).
The free gift is a pocket-size notebook and a sweet little flower/leaf magnet. Designs vary and will be chosen at random.
Shop at Our Etsy Shops now!
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Congrats to Sandra, the winner of our November giveaway draw! If your name is Sandra, check your email -we'll be sending you a note in regards to mailing your wire-bound notebook.
If you weren't the winner, there is one more giveaway draw in celebration of our first year of business. Next month's draw will be held on Dec. 1st. The giveaway item will be announced here and on Facebook in a few weeks. Have a lovely November and keep updated on our Facebook page about the pre-Christmas shopping sale starting Nov. 15th.
You may have heard that we invested in a wire binding machine not-so-long ago to replace our plastic binding machine. Though we love our first notebooks (those bound with plastic combs), we find the wire-bindings to be even lovelier, making it possible for the notebooks to be folded right back for easier writing.
The good news about our update is that we are itching to clear out all our plastic-bound notebooks in order to make way for the wire-bounds. Thus, a sale is born. All throughout October, you will get a free plastic-bound notebook with the purchase of another. The free notebook must be of equal or lesser value. This offer excludes all our wire-bound notebooks. This is a great time to get some early Christmas shopping done, or just to treat your notebook addiction...
Get in on the deal!
Choose the notebook you'd like to purchase from our Etsy shop, and during checkout let us know in the 'Message to Seller' box which notebook you'd like free. Check out our Notebook Section now.
Thanks to everyone who shared a bit from the summer -nice to hear about your happenings! Congrats to Amanda, the winner of our October giveaway draw! If your name is Amanda, please send us an email letting us know where to send your notebook. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you weren't the winner, never fear! We are having a notebook blowout during October -After our recent purchase of a wire-binding machine, we decided to have a crazy buy 1 get 1 free sale on all our plastic-bound notebooks, in order to make way for our newer models. Throughout October, you will get a free plastic-bound notebook with the purchase of another.* Check out the notebooks in our Etsy shop now!
Next month's draw will be held on Nov. 1st. The giveaway item will be announced here and on Facebook in a few weeks. Happy Autumn!
* The free notebook must be of equal or lesser value. This offer excludes all our wire-bound notebooks. Choose the notebook you'd like to purchase from our Etsy shop, and during checkout let us know in the 'Message to Seller' box which notebook you'd like free.
If you subscirbe to our newsletter, you'll already know, but if you don't, here's a great deal for you...
As a sponsor for the Blogmania, we are offering free shipping on Fridays* from now through September 10th! Just enter the code FREESHIPFRIDAY at the checkout in the Message to Seller box and your shipping costs will be refunded! Enjoy!
*Orders must be placed and paid for in full on day of special in order to receive special.
Learn more about Blogmania here, and about the Blogmania scavenger hunt (lots of opportunities for FREE STUFF!) here.
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Hard to believe it's almost June, but it's true! Of course, with a new month comes another Giveaway! This month it's a medium Sleepy Owl Notebook. Check out this page for details and how to gain extra entries. Good luck to all!
If you don't win, there's always next month! Also, subscribe to our monthly email newsletter (check the sidebar) for a coupon that gets you a free Sleepy Owl card with the purchase of one of these notebooks.
Congrats to Aniseh Mashkournia, the winner of the May giveaway! We will be in touch for free notebook delivery details!
Next month's draw will be held on June 1st (enter as much as you like according to these rules until May 31st at 11:59pm CST). The giveaway item will be announced here and on Facebook in a few weeks. Good luck to you all!
Don't forget that Mother's Day is right around the corner -take a look around our shop for gift ideas!
Maria & Cecelia
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