It's the last week for the shopping cart....
and I'm a bit sentimental. Oh my, how did it all start?
I was teaching a LOT in Vancouver and Victoria. For calligraphy, I had a 2 page resource guide for supplies from all over the world. So I thought, why don't I sell some of the core items? And that's how it started - I was an early web-based business, trying to stuff things through the lettermail slot, trying to convince the bank that I was worth a commercial account, trying to convince Canada Post that I would ship enough to make it worth their while.... Trying to get wholesale accounts as I got bigger. It was
always a struggle. It all worked well as long as it *worked*. If there was an upgrade or some change, it could set me back for days. I have gained huge appreciation for store owners.
On the flip side - I've had great joy seeing customers come back. I've smiled at their email addresses (so creative!) and wished I could crawl into their packages so I could see their part of the world. And I've appreciated each and every order. People trusted me with their hard-earned money and I did my best to get orders out the next day, not always successfully!
As of June 30th, the Quietfire Gentle Thoughts rubber stamps will disappear. They have never been mainstream stuff, but heartfelt quotations from people far wiser than I. I tried not to choose preachy quotes, just quotes that might make you think. And those of you who chose my interpretation of those quotes - especially the less popular ones, hold a special place in my heart!
For the last week: