I’m not quite sure what happened and it all seems like a bit of a blur. But, one minute we were working like CRAZY to get all our orders completed and sent, we were working 14 hour days to get it all done and I thought the end was never going to come…..and then, FINALLY, we were DONE! All orders went out on time, Christmas arrived with all of the childish excitement, comfort food and festive cheer that it brings every year, and now it’s all over. 2017 – a New Year a fresh start – time to start again, and I couldn’t be more excited about what’s to come.
For me, the start of a New Year means reflecting on what has gone. Celebrating all of the amazing achievements and milestones we have met along the way and seeing how all of our hard work has paid off. However, it is also a time to reflect on things we can improve, how to grow, and ultimately how to make us the best that we can be. I believe there are always new things to learn, things that can make us better and 2017 is a year for just that.
I have sooooooo many exciting new ideas and products I cannot wait to share them with you all. We will be expanding on the current designs within our existing range of hand-made, engraved and printed products. We will also be carefully selecting new products to launch, in line with the personalised nature of our products, which will capture your loved ones memories for you to treasure forever.
Based on the demand this year, and unfortunately having to turn away customers over Christmas as our books were over-flowing, we will also be looking to take on staff to cope with the demand during our peak times. I cannot wait to grow a team of wonderful people to help us with making your beautiful keepsakes and share our dreams.
So, what will this mean for you?
- Firstly, it will give you a wider range of gorgeous products to choose from, perfect for any occasion.
- Secondly, by growing a team of helpers we will be able to take on more orders and easily manage the demand during our busiest periods (namely Christmas). Hopefully, this will mean we never have to turn anyone away.
- More time away from daily business means I can focus on creating the PERFECT package. Your orders will arrive looking even more beautiful.
- Finally, you could get the chance to work with us! Yes, if you want to, there may be an opportunity for you to come on board our team. You don’t necessarily need to be local as long as you share our passion and dreams. Watch this space!
So, I’ve decided, 2017 is going to be AMAZING! I am determined to make it so. An amazing year for business, an amazing year for family and friends, an amazing year for making more dreams come true. This year Ickle Pickle Prints will be the best that we can be, and every year thereafter we will strive to improve and be even better!