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!
Maria & Cecelia
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